Thoughts on Dicks?

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  1. 2-bucks

    2-bucks PMA Member

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    Just herd Dicks Sporting Goods is dropping all AR style rifles from their stores and will not sell any firearm to anyone under 21. The CEO said this was in part because the recent Florida shooter had purchased a shotgun from a Dicks store.

    P.S. Sorry about the title... I did not think about it enough to realize I should have use the full company name. And the edit function does not seem to let me change the title.
     
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  3. scottonbuck

    scottonbuck Active Member

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    They havent sold AR's since Sandyhook but yeah I wont be spending any money there. Not sure how they can discriminate the legal age
     
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    Sligh1 Administrator Staff Member

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    Corporate cowardness. They shouldn’t sell any gun or any ammo with that point of view. They have every right to make any rules they want and I have every right to buy things elsewhere. I expect when a group of idiots beats down some kid with a baseball bat- they will stop selling those too.

    Let’s be consistent too!!!! Big business should get out of all of this... (CDC data, etc- USA)

    Alcohol deaths from over usage: 88,000
    Drowning: 3,600 (Dick’s should not sell anything swim or boat related. Incredibly dangerous!!)
    Fishing: 58 deaths
    Tobacco: 480,000
    Sports related deaths + major one: Severe injuries are staggering. Millions of injuries per year.
    Sugary Drinks: 25,000 deaths per year
    On and on. Let’s ban it all. Stores certainly shouldn’t sell these things!!!! Deadly!!!
     
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  5. bigbuckhunter88

    bigbuckhunter88 PMA Member

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    The store sucks anyhow. This just shows that the head honchos have no backbone or a set of male reproductive organs
     
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    Yep they really are...........!!
     
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    I won't give them a dime. I'll do what I can to get others to boycott as well. Garbage
     
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    They better start selling more Under Armour as they will lose the outdoor buyer.
     
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    meyeri PMA Member

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    Their right to sell whatever they want, but also my right to take all my sports business elsewhere. Their statement looked like a statement straight off of CNN. Millennials protest with their mouths, conservatives with their wallet, so they'll feel it if my guess is correct.

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    i bet under armour isn't in the hunting game too much longer.. they already canned their waterfowl line
     
  11. bigbuckhunter88

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    Agree completely. Let's not forget these Millennials protesting were eating tide pods 2 weeks ago.
     
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    Dicks is junk. Always has been for "outdoors" in my opinion. Not even on my radar.
     
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    "Thoughts on Dicks?" I was half afraid to open this thread!

    As far as Dicks, I'm not a fan either........
     
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    Walmart has now joined in on this BS. It will be tougher but I will also not be spending my money with them either. Knee jerk PC reaction that won't fix a thing. I hope people stick to thier guns on this. It will only work if we can really stick with it. Long list of online businesses, car rentals, banks, if we don't stick up for it now it will gain momentum
     
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    I think I have more hunting gear then Dick's has. That store is about as useful as a hike in the head!

    If I want a gun I wasn’t buying it there. Overpriced, the guys working the gun counter are completely clueless about firearms and the inventory is terrible.

    Now if I want anything else sporting goods related I won’t be buying it there from now on.
     
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    Unless youre looking for under armour or ski pants Dicks was always a wasted trip anyways... Might as well go the the sporting goods section at Wal-Mart
     
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    To be clear Dicks Sporting goods proper stopped selling AR's and the like after Sandyhook but their subsidiary store Field and Stream has been selling them up until yesterday. If you havent been in one of those you'd be surprised at what they have. Their choice to sell our choice on where we shop.

    Myself I don't have a problem with putting high capacity semi auto carbines in the same boat as handguns and making the purchase age 21. I do not like making an individual be 21 to buy a hunting shotgun, rifle or ammo. Pretty soon these kids are going to be considered minors across the board until 21, except when we want to send them to war.
     
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    When Dicks came to WDM I stopped in and wasn't impressed , so no loss for me.
     
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    I see Walmart changed their policy and now or soon will require you to be 21 or older to purchase any ammo and guns. How long before the left pushes for no one under the age of 21 to be able to have a gun in their possession? If this magic age of 21 is their answer to school shootings, then maybe no drivers license, can't get married, can't be pregnant, and for sure anyone under the age of 21 shouldn't be able to vote because clearly they're not reasonable yet!
     
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    I have never been impressed with Dicks. Their hunting section is garbage.
     
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    I agree on the Dick's hunting/fishing sporting goods sections being horrible, but their Field and Stream stores are nice. I was just in the new one in Davenport and was fairly impress and glad to have a store bigger than the old Gander Mt in the quad cities. Now I guess I will go to Scheels and Fin & Feather more.
     

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