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We at DICK'S Sporting Goods are deeply disturbed and saddened by the tragic events in Parkland. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their loved ones.

But thoughts and prayers are not enough.

We have tremendous respect and admiration for the students organizing and making their voices heard regarding gun violence in schools and elsewhere in our country.

We have heard you. The nation has heard you.

We support and respect the Second Amendment, and we recognize and appreciate that the vast majority of gun owners in this country are responsible, law-abiding citizens. But we have to help solve the problem that's in front of us. Gun violence is an epidemic that's taking the lives of too many people, including the brightest hope for the future of America - our kids.

Following all of the rules and laws, we sold a shotgun to the Parkland shooter in November of 2017. It was not the gun, nor type of gun, he used in the shooting. But it could have been.

Clearly this indicates on so many levels that the systems in place are not effective to protect our kids and our citizens.

We believe it's time to do something about it.

Beginning today, DICK'S Sporting Goods is committed to the following:

  • We will no longer sell assault-style rifles, also referred to as modern sporting rifles. We had already removed them from all DICK'S stores after the Sandy Hook massacre, but we will now remove them from sale at all 35 Field & Stream stores.
  • We will no longer sell firearms to anyone under 21 years of age.
  • We will no longer sell high capacity magazines.
  • We never have and never will sell bump stocks that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire more rapidly.
At the same time, we implore our elected officials to enact common sense gun reform and pass the following regulations:

  • Ban assault-style firearms
  • Raise the minimum age to purchase firearms to 21
  • Ban high capacity magazines and bump stocks
  • Require universal background checks that include relevant mental health information and previous interactions with the law
  • Ensure a complete universal database of those banned from buying firearms
  • Close the private sale and gun show loophole that waives the necessity of background checks
We hope others join us in this effort to let our kids know that their pleas are being taken seriously.

Some will say these steps can't guarantee tragedies like Parkland will never happen again. They may be correct - but if common sense reform is enacted and even one life is saved, it will have been worth it.

We deeply believe that this country's most precious gift is our children. They are our future. We must keep them safe.

Sincerely,



Edward W. Stack
 

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They may be taking a gamble it will never happen and it’s just a “goodwill” excercise.
 

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There firearms dept has always been a joke. Selection was poor, prices were high and sales people, more often than not, didn't know their products.

Likewise with their fishing dept. Walmart has a bigger dept with better equipment and prices.

Dicks' attitude towards MSR will prevent me from buying anything at their store in the future.
 

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It's just them virtue signaling and hoping for something good. Brick-n-moarter sporting goods stores have been getting their butts kicked by online shopping and, particularly for firearms, by LGS's. Gouger Mountain has closed numerous stores.

Frankly, I'm betting that Dicks wasn't making much money from firearms compared to other stuff. People are buying ammo online or from Wal-Mart when they're price sensitive and from LGS's when they less price sensitive and want to keep the money in the local economy.

So Disk believes that they have lots to gain by social pandering and virtue signaling but little enough to lose. But it isn't going to work.

Peace favor your sword,
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but if common sense reform is enacted and even one life is saved, it will have been worth it.
That lib nonsense makes me want to puke. Just get out of the firearm business you pansies.
 

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As soon as I hear the phrase "Common Sense", I wanna barf. I always see and hear a certain politician who loves that phrase...
 

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As soon as I hear the phrase "Common Sense", I wanna barf. I always see and hear a certain politician who loves that phrase...
Only one? o_O
 

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No, but there's one who's quite famous for the quote - fortunately out of office now!
One is snorting cocaine, and drinking chardonnay out of a box until she passes out in a puddle of her own puke...........
 

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There firearms dept has always been a joke. Selection was poor, prices were high and sales people, more often than not, didn't know their products.

Likewise with their fishing dept. Walmart has a bigger dept with better equipment and prices.

Dicks' attitude towards MSR will prevent me from buying anything at their store in the future.
The store near me has a couple of exceptions to your comments. Three of the sales gents there do know guns, and ammo info. And sometimes this store has great deals on ammo AND the occasional firearm. The manager even clued me in on a sale coming up and said "wait til then to buy". I could mention more but you get the point.
BUT, I hear ya, and even though these people have treated me well, if the companies' policy is going to be so popularity/politically biased, I'll be letting the folks who have dealt with me properly know WHY I won't be stopping in to buy there anymore.
 

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I highly doubt that the nearby Dicks sporting goods store (Minnetonka) has sold more than 10 AR15s in the past 5 years.

So having their Big Whig say they are gonna stop selling ARs pretty much is meaningless.

Kinda like Nancy Pelosi saying she isn't selling anymore AR15s.. Meaningless and a political stunt.
 

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Dicks here is like mndoggie describes. Gun department very small, overpriced, and undermanned.
Store in general is overpriced yuppieville.
I know the feeling.
A lot of what this one has is also no bargain. But in NJ there are fewer and fewer choices. This one is now off my list too, just not happy about it. We USED to have 2 good family run places with large sports/hunting areas, with knowledgeable staff, both have succumbed. Now there isn't even a good place to get camping type gear.
 

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I haven't been in one of their stores since their knee jerk reaction after Sandy Hook. They've had this attitude for awhile. Nothing new here.
Corporate headquarters and the folks working in the store (trenches) don't always have the same views.
I have decided to stop going there myself, just not happy about it.
 

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I've been in one of their stores about two years ago, and wasn't impressed. 'Course, it's a store in mA$$achoo$hitz so they're already at a disadvantage; nonetheless I was underwhelmed and haven't been back.
 
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Yeah, that was an awesome score
 
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