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Dick’s, Cheaper Than Dirt…… Bowing To Gun Grabbing Zealots

Gun rights advocates furious as Dick’s Sporting Goods suspends gun sales

Posted at 5:53 pm on December 18, 2012 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments

Well, if you’re wanting an AR or even a paintball or air soft gun that resembles one, don’t come to Dick’s. We no longer sell them

In the wake of last week’s Newtown massacre, national chain Dick’s Sporting Goods is pulling guns from its displays in stores near Newtown and suspending the sale of “modern sporting rifles” nationwide.

Dick’s Sporting Goods, one of largest sporting goods retailers in the world, is suspending sale of certain kinds of semi-automatic rifles.

Dick’s Sporting Goods has suspended sales of Modern Rifles in their stores, and guns altogether near Newtown, CT

Dick’s Sporting Goods is doing their part, removing rifles from their stores

Dick’s issued the following statement:

We are extremely saddened by the unspeakable tragedy that occurred last week in Newtown, CT, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families, and to the entire community.

Out of respect for the victims and their families, during this time of national mourning we have removed all guns from sale and from display in our store nearest to Newtown and suspended the sale of modern sporting rifles in all of our stores chainwide.

We continue to extend our deepest sympathies to those affected by this terrible tragedy.

Dick’s Sporting Goods for company of the month. They are no longer selling assault weapons. Ever. Anywhere.

Well, not exactly. As of now, the suspension is only temporary. Still, gun control advocates are lavishing praise on the company:

Dick’s sporting goods is pulling semi automatic weapons off the shelves. Temporarily. Hallelujah! Here’s to making it permanent.

Very proud of Dick’s Sporting Goods for removing the bushmaster assault rifle, the weapon used in the Newtown shooting, from their stores.

Way to go Dick’s for starting to pull semi automatic guns off the shelves

Thank you Ed Stack, CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods and an old friend, for suspending sales of modern rifles in your 500 stores.

Thank you Dick’s Sporting goods for supporting the Friday’s victims and making the right decision.

@gretawire Kudos to Dick’s Sporting Goods; this will be the start of a massive movement to eliminate automatic weapons from our society!

But many more are not nearly as pleased at the news.

It’s a bit discouraging to see all the negative reactions to Dick’s Sporting Goods deciding to pull their assault rifles.

In what should come as no surprise, proponents of gun rights are quite disgusted by what they see as capitulation to the anti-gun lobby:

18 Dec 12

Dicks Sporting Goods suspends gun sales – vindy.com/q/460179/

@vindicator good lord– dick’s isn’t selling guns now?! It seems like there’s a bit of an anti-gun agenda being pushed by the gov…

What Dick’s Sporting Goods has done is precisely the kind of reactionary post-Newtown, CT response the Obama administration was hoping for.

And, from the looks of things, regardless of how long the suspension lasts, Dick’s will be losing a lot of customers:

Dick’s Sporting Goods just suspended the sale of semi automatic weapons. I won’t be shopping there anymore.

Pandering. RT @ABC11_WTVD: Dick’s stores suspend sales of certain rifles bit.ly/UAgLgG

I’ll never spend another dollar at Dick’s Sporting Goods. They just announced they won’t sell certain types of legal guns.

18 Dec 12

Dick’s Sporting Goods Suspends Rifle Sales – Amidst the political fallout surrounding the massacre at Sandy Hook Ele… ow.ly/2tOMyM

@irritatedwoman They don’t call it Dick’s for nothing.

So long Dick’s…yes, that has two meanings. RT @Lockestep1776: Dick’s Sporting Goods Suspends Rifle Sales: Amidst the political fallout sur…

‘s Sporting Goods has temporarily banned the sale of AR-15’s… I’ll never set foot in one again.

@DICKS Stupid knee jerk reactions like yours, don’t help your business or the cause you support! Dick’s is a looser!

They just lost this customer! Dick’s Sporting Goods Suspends Rifle Sales At All Stores businessinsider.com/dicks-sporting… clusterstock %28ClusterStock%29

I was on my way to Dick’s Sporting Goods to do some Christmas shopping. Not any more and never again. They no longer sell guns.

I won’t be shopping at Dick’s.

I have decided to suspend my patronizing Dick’s Sporting Goods. They apparently don’t want my money. .

18 Dec 12

Dick’s Sporting Goods Suspends Rifle Sales – Amidst the political fallout surrounding the massacre at Sandy Hook Ele… ow.ly/2tOMyM

@irritatedwoman Will now have difficultly buying any other items from Dick’s.

18 Dec 12

Dick’s Sporting Goods Suspends Sale of Certain Rifles After Sandy Hook Tragedy: “Declined to ans… bit.ly/SNsE6Q

@1SupremeGoddess Buh Bye Dick’s. I’m done with you!

Now adding Dick’s Sporting Goods to Autozone as places I will NEVER shop. j.mp/T67C1p

18 Dec 12

Dick’s Sporting Goods to Pull Guns thebea.st/T5dab3

@thedailybeast Well I never did much shopping in Dick’s and now there’s a reason to never go back.

Dick’s has removed AR15s from shelves nationwide and all firearms from the store near Newtown. Fuck you. No more of Adam’s money for you.

I will never step foot in another Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Online firearms retailer Cheaper Than Dirt has also suspended gun sales (though, interestingly, it is still selling gun accessories), and Walmart has pulled an online ad for a gun made by the same manufacturer as the gun used by Adam Lanza.

18 Dec 12

Sandy Hook leads to corporate fallout, Freedom Group, Dick’s Sporting Goods and more shar.es/htpbr via @ShareThis

@Guns_com @ShareThis I will never do business with Dick’s Sporting Goods or Cheaper Than Dirt again!

Cheaper Than Dirt and Dick’s just lost my business.

Cowards…. wont shop there anymore… “@biggovt: Dick’s Sporting Goods Suspends Rifle Sales bit.ly/SNyntp

I’ll never spend my money at dick’s sporting goods or cheaper than dirt again…

Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Cheaper Than Dirt just lost my business until they change their minds.

Fortunately, as of now, Walmart has no plans to halt gun sales. Let’s hope they continue to stand up for the Second Amendment.

  1. L
    December 18, 2012 at 16:57

    First off…AR stands for Autoloading Rifle NOT Assault Rifle. that’s a term that doesn’t exist in reality. ANY firearm can be termed “assault”. in regards to a fire….grab your’e assault extinguishers. Get it? It’s a shame that these two companies are cowing to the media hype which is carrying the left wing agenda and their communist ideals. Guns save lives every day in this country.

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