Saturday, May 5, 2018

NSSF Expels Dick’s Sporting Goods

May 4, 2018

NSSF Expels Dick’s Sporting Goods

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, Board of Governors today unanimously voted to expel Dick’s Sporting Goods from membership for conduct detrimental to the best interests of the Foundation.

Dick’s Sporting Goods recently hired a Washington D.C.-based government affairs firm, for “[l]obbying related to gun control.” Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward W. Stack announced earlier this year the retail chain would end sales of modern sporting rifles, voluntarily raise the age to 21 to purchase firearms in their stores and called for more restrictive legislation. Dick’s later announced they would destroy the remaining modern sporting rifle inventory. NSSF responded that business decisions should be individually made, but was nonetheless disappointed and the decision does not reflect the reality of the vast majority of law-abiding gun owners.

I wonder how Dick's Shareholders feel about what's going to happen to the value of their stock because of virtue signaling by their CEO? Does anyone remember what happened to Smith and Wesson when they bend over for the Clinton White House?


Anonymous said...

I used to shop at Dicks. It was conveniently close to Lowes, and if I needed patches or cleaner or whatever. I even looked at the cases they had when I wanted one recently. I think I may have even purchase a pistol case for something recently.

But no more.

kahr40 said...

There are stores that aren't DICK's both online and not. They'll get my business.