Dick’s Sporting Goods to destroy all firearms pulled from shelves


Whatever makes them feeeeeeel good. Hope their stockholders are happy because this just means more business for Cabela’s.

From Fox News: Dick’s Sporting Goods announced on Monday it will destroy all of the unsold firearms it pulled off store shelves in February after the deadly Parkland school shooting.

The sports retailer decided to destroy the assault-style rifles instead of returning them to the manufacturer, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported. On Feb. 28, 2018, the Pittsburgh-based company announced it would immediately stop selling assault-style rifles and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21. It was not immediately clear how many firearms will be destroyed.

“We are in the process of destroying all firearms and accessories that are no longer for sale as a result of our February 28th policy change,” a spokesperson from Dick’s Sporting Goods told the media outlet. “We are destroying the firearms in accordance with federal guidelines and regulations.”

The rifles will be demolished at distribution centers and then delivered to a salvage company to be recycled.

The changes came after the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The accused gunman, Nikolas Cruz, shot and killed 17 students and faculty with an AR-15. Cruz legally purchased the firearm.

“Thoughts and prayers are not enough,” the company said in a statement. “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.”

Following the massacre, shooting survivors called on Congress to pass stricter gun laws. The company previously pulled sporting rifles from its shelves after the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

The sporting goods store is currently facing two lawsuits due to the imposed age limit on purchasing firearms.


73 responses to “Dick’s Sporting Goods to destroy all firearms pulled from shelves

  1. As RushLimbaugh sez: = “Words Mean Things” so the choice of a “certain word” can make or change your perception on the overall meaning of a statement.. The Radical Left has added the word “style” to the phrase: “Assault Style Rifle.” Now re-check your “perception” of it’s expanded meaning & intent..!!

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  2. The strategy is now clear. The Anti-Second Amendment gun rights forces are going the corporate route. When no business would sell you guns or ammunition, then the 2nd Amendment really means nothing.

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  3. Oooh, destroying evil “assault weapons” AND recycling– and “modern, progressive” corporate virtue signaling twofer!

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  4. Boy! Truly cannot cure stupid! Please someone sue these idiots for unconstitutionally deciding not to sell firearms to law abiding 18 to 21 year olds. Class action suit rings sweet. Doable?

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    • Don’t think so. While the Constitution’s 2nd Amendment says we have the right to own and bear arms, but that doesn’t mean businesses have a constitutional obligation to sell arms. Privately-owned businesses can sell or not sell whatever they choose, as long as the merchandise is not an illegal substance.

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  5. During the Obama Administration, the Dept of Homeland Security purchased 7000 assault rifles. These were not “assault style rifles”, but select-fire, full-auto, but they were called “Personal Self Defense Rifles”. So from which company were they purchased? And is it excempt from corporate gun control “virtue signaling”.

    But there you have it. In the hands of the People, semi-auto rifles are “assault weapons” and in the hands of government agents, they are “Personal Self Defense Weapons”.

    And hey, why isn’t Trump sending those rifles in Homeland Security’s Hands to the border to help the Border Patrol provide security for the homeland?

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  6. The beginning of the bankruptcy of Dick’s Sporting Goods has now entered the annals of history.

    These companies who submit to the pressures of the mis-educated millennials who have been thoroughly indoctrinated with the ideologies of the politically correct liberals are all going to have a limited life span. To plan for your company to not even last one generation is not a good business practice. Remaining totally neutral would be a good plan. Offending no one is impossible. Not offending the majority is easy. They are all catering to the minority. It will cost them. This is indeed, fatal for any business.

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  7. I’m still rattled from a heated confrontation (I’m usually non-confrontational) I had yesterday with a staunch democrat on gun control. I had him on every topic with solid facts, every statement I made he just kept saying “No No No” as I was talking, which turned into yelling, toe to toe, he was spitting in my face as he was screaming. He even started to lie to himself, I asked if he would put a gun free zone sign on his apartment and he said yes. I explained why all of these School shootings, if real, happen because they’re soft, unarmed targets. He contradicted himself multiple times, stupid come-backs like when I started to say..when a kid goes to shoot up a…he’d interrupt and say they aren’t kids, they’re grown men with assault rifles! Just really aggravating, got neither of us anywhere, it’s like these people are programmed into a cult. Sorry to drone on, but I’m venting here..This guy is 61 yrs old, on SSDI disability, lives in a nicer place than I do in a sense. He lives in a pretty new apartment complex that’s taxpayer subsidized, he pays no rent, free heat, free electricity, food stamps, free bus fare, free health care, free livery cab rides to a ton of Dr. appts, free prescriptions, on and on. During the argument I told him to stop watching cable TV and News, he said..I don’t watch the News! When I said that I walked over to his TV and pointed, MSNBC was on, mid day! This guy is an able bodied White male who can work, but he’s ‘Bi Polar’, so he get’s a freaking free ride on everything, he even sells his food stamps and eats free at the soup kitchen. He HATES Trump, his girlfriend right now is in a Taxpayer funded drug rehab program…these people make me sick. Sorry about the long Comment, I hope after I hit the send button I’ll feel better, I’m honestly ready to give up, there’s no rules anymore, everyone of these creeps lies and deceives while acting like they have the moral high ground. He hates Trump because he thinks he’s going to lose his goodies I’m sure. These people like him should have to give a drug screen to remain on social services, OK I’m done, there’s a lot more about the argument we had, but I’ll shut up.

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    • One more brief thing, while I’m out there cutting, splitting, hauling, and stacking fire wood to save money, he walks over to his wall and turns up the thermostat to get his free heat.

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    • “I had him on every topic with solid facts, every statement I made he just kept saying ‘No No No'”

      The liberal mentality:

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      • It’s true Dr., also shaking his head side to side while saying no, similar to someone putting their hands over their ears, or humming wile I’m making a solid, valid point from official statistics. That’s why I said it was worthless, he didn’t want to hear the truth. He’s a grown man, and he watches The View, and The Talk. I’ve been to his house before that’s how I know, we both know we disagree Politically, it’s always been passive aggressive wiseguy type comments from him, that’s how I know he hates Trump, I’ve heard it a bunch of times, yesterday got heated way beyond a civil debate. It’s still taking up all of the real estate in my brain 24hrs later.

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        • Evict him from your brain!
          Our enemies win, when we allow them to occupy our brain space.

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          • Thank you Dr. Eowyn, I needed that! Just so you know, I held my own, he didn’t win and he knows it. It’s called being true to yourself, when he looks into the mirror, he know’s hes a liar, and he’ll never feel any self esteem. Thanks again for words of wisdom.
            Ps; I always thought Zionists were Jews too!

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            • Stovepipe,

              In 10 years of blogging, I have not encountered a single liberal reader — not one — who has changed his/her mind. DCG, who has been with FOTM from its founding, can verify this.

              In the beginning, I would give them the benefit of the doubt and try to engage and persuade them with facts and reason. Eventually, EVERY ONE of them turned nasty and vicious, including those I had thought to be civil and pleasant, which is why I banned them from commenting.

              My sad conclusion is that we can’t persuade or change them, which means engaging them in exchanges or debates is an utter waste of our time and energy that can more profitably be used for more productive pursuits.

              I urge you to refrain from engaging your neighbor. The Left have been known to spike drinks/food and even kill conservatives.

              Remember Sen. Rand Paul and Congressman Steve Scalise? https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2017/11/04/sen-rand-paul-assaulted-in-his-home-by-democrat/

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              • As for your neighbor being on SS Disability due to bipolar. It may be worth your while to report him to Social Security to at least get them to investigate him for potential fraud:


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                • Thanks Dr., good advise, I also recommend never to apologize to a Liberal, they’ll take it and use it against you. Just for the record, he’s not my neighbor, I’d move if he was. I Paint vacant Apartments in the Complex he lives in, he approached me years ago for some day labor, it was a waste of my time because he has zero work ethic, he didn’t even last a full day.

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              • “Eventually, EVERY ONE of them turned nasty and vicious, including those I had thought to be civil and pleasant…”

                Yep, and a few of them even hurled death threats our way. That’s why I obtained my conceal carry, specifically because of a credible death threat on this blog.

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              • I have to agree – I used to moderate a couple of message boards for my favorite band, until I had my “awakening” a decade ago. One of the forums covered politics/current events, and there was no shortage of insults to go around on either side. I can’t recall a single mind being changed, either.

                Although I will concede that one of the webmasters (who had a well-deserved reputation for being drunk) actually changed my mind about the Catholic church. He said it was full of pagan symbology, and I didn’t believe him, especially since I was raised Catholic. Until I did my own research over the years and found out how right he was.

                So minds can be changed – but it’s not bloody likely. We’re too set in our ways.


      • No man in his right mind would end his Gravy Train, unless he can get a better gravy train quick. This is why Stovepipe’s antagonist won’t cave (in addition to his pride, or his cognitive dissonance, or his normalcy bias, or his own being a moron).
        I took an awful lot of abuse from passengers during the 2016 Campaign. Every one of these twits started the conversation FIRST, to ferret ME out. The Left is not only full of hatred, they are obtuse. And many of them actually take GREAT PRIDE in being morons: They convince themselves that they are not responsible! (Just like the Nuremberg Trials!)

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    • What a maroon…

      It’s impossible to debate “liberal logic.”

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    • He’s already made up his mind to take your guns and treat you like a serf, don’t confuse him with actual facts.

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    • And one really sad thing is, when SHTF, he’ll be the first one to come over to your place for help – as long as he gets a free ride over.

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    • Trying to reason with a commie-lib gun-grabber is a waste of time.

      They have been brainwashed beyond the point of retrieval.

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  8. I feel your pain Stovepipe. These types of people and situations are incredibly frustrating. I homeschool my kids, and this year I have to drop the service I use that provides official transcripts for them, as my property taxes are going up $400 a month to pay for much needed public school upgrades. I will have to cut every corner I can just to make the house payment with the increase. The government is robbing us blind here in the Seattle area and sending our money to so many causes I can’t get behind.

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    • CE…You’ll sleep better every night knowing that you don’t get handouts from fellow hard working Citizens, and a thumbs up for teaching the kids the right way. I remember, not that long ago, if someone used Food Stamps in a store, they were embarrassed, now it’s normal, and people brag about having them. Good for you CE, teach your Children the right way in life, I can see that you are, just by the fact your Home Schooling them, Kudos.

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    • I’ve read about all the Seattlites experiencing the tax pain up there. Some are even selling their homes because of the property tax.

      I just don’t get how these people keep getting elected and all their tax increases. It’s mind blowing…

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  9. And I am continually amazed at how people keep supporting more tax increases – whether it’s a carbon tax, or school levy- people ask the government to take more and more of their money. It is brainwashing – it’s the Stockholm syndrome.

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  10. Kevin J Lankford

    Sounds like a great opportunity for a firearms cottage industry opening up in the near future.

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  11. Another reason to not shop at Dick’s and DO shop at Cabela’s.

    Personally I prefer to purchase guns from gun shops.

    As was said previously by Mike, they probably are on their way out, and can now claim to be victims of barbaric 2nd amendment advocates.

    Are guns permitted in Starbuck’s? that should be part of the ‘sensitivity training’.

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    • “Are guns permitted in Starbuck’s? ”
      Pretty definitely not-at least in MY community. But I don’t care-I consider it stupid to pay their price for coffee of that dismal quality JUST to be seen by your peers “living well”.

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  12. I watched a Video of a Black guy today on Twitter, it was a live streamed Periscope video originally. He recorded himself going into a Starbucks demanding a free reparations coffee and the White girl gave it to him, he laughed all the way out. I found it…it’s 3 separate clips, so don’t think it’s over until the 3rd segment….

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  13. Hey-I’d get my Poor People Reparations cuz I can’t afford their “coffee”,but you couldn’t FORCE me to patronize their establishments.

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  14. The news is all so ‘fake’ it is hard to analyse events based on what manages to filter through.

    Starbucks might be using the reverse victim tactic. Admit to doing something wrong blame the employees, then make a big show of repenting, humbling themselves, seeking absolution so more blacks come in and buy their fair trade crap, and not firebomb them during the next protest.
    Got there name in the news for a few days already.

    Those guys were in there to hang out, make wise cracks at customers, sell dope, maybe shakedown the customers for their jewelry, laptops phones and wallets. maybe kidnap a cute one.
    And they handed off the drugs and guns to their ‘girlfriends’ who left the scene before the cops got there.
    They WANTED the confrontation and made sure they weren’t ‘holding the bag’. the ladie’s auxilliary were.
    Standard gang operating procedure.

    That’s just how it works, especially in Phili, Newark and Baltimore. You know the cultural centers and think tanks of the East Coast.
    What a racket.
    The employees knew these characters were up to no good and appropriately called the cops,

    That’s another place I stopped going in several years ago Starbucks
    The coffee tastes like burnt rubber and the shops are full of libtards

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  15. It has nothing to do with logic. It has nothing to do with crime. It has nothing to do with profit. It has EVERYTHING to do with “The Plan”. They have been ordered to disarm us and they are.

    The government we see does not work for us. The one we don’t see owns them. They couldn’t care less because votes don’t matter either. Surely you didn’t think they’d “announce” the tyranny did you?

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  16. I would think that most of Dick’s customer base is on the Right? I can’t picture these Vampire’s doing any Fishing or Hiking, etc. It seems like most would be Pro 2A? I hope it hits them hard in the wallet.

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    • There is no “left” or “right”. The “left” has the assignment to push. The “right” has the assignment to pretend to resist. Ultimately, they will do as they’ve been told by their owners.

      The “right” (or anyone else for that matter) has no reason to be pushing this nonsense. Everyone wonders “why are they doing this?”. Well, it’s simple. It’s in The Plan.

      Just like the “immigration” garbage. No one in their right minds would want that unless they were trying to destroy a culture. Hmmmmm? Could there be a clue there?

      This New Odor government is fully functional right now. They simply haven’t announced it. Every day here we comment on these initiatives that make no sense. They are often attributed to some vague “leftist” origin. Well, only in the most superficial sense. That team has been given the assignment to introduce the idea. They other team is supposed to superficially “resist”. Ultimately, they move the ball down the field.

      Here’s a great example:


      Look at this loser’s reaction to being questioned in a logical way. He simply denies any credibility whatsoever in the questioner’s concerns.

      Today I read that “Pozner” and crew were at it again. There was even a little blip on “the news” about it. Again, why would “the media” be concerned that we “believe” this fraud? I don’t care what names they call us. They are trying to establish propaganda and lies as “truth”.

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  17. Since they are so responsible I just think I will boycott them now, wish I could see the bottom line after this has been out there a bit.

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    • Their stock is at $32.03 compared with their 52-week high of $52.31.

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      • Good. I’ve never seen one of these stores but, for those who shop there, don’t. I honestly don’t understand why people aren’t incensed over some store deciding what they can and can’t do.

        We had a local store that announced that they were no longer selling cigarettes. I don’t smoke but I quit shopping there and let them know that simply because I resent such actions.

        It’s obvious that the new push is going to be gun sales and anything that supports them. In other words, they don’t care about their fellow citizens rights. They are simply going to bully them into accepting their decisions.

        Well, my advice is to push back, hard.

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  18. I had an account at Dick’s that I closed last month. I refuse to do business with them. They don’t deserve my loyalty. Its the same with professional football. I have gone 2 years with no NFL. We can continue to support them by ignoring thier political views, thinking our small voices won’t make any difference. or… We can avoid them completely.
    One cricket making a chirping sound is cute. Tens of thousands of crickets all chirping at once… It is a maddening sound… A game changer…

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  19. At the end of the day, the law of supply-and-demand still works – regardless of the actions of goobermint.

    Just look at the so-called “War on Drugs.”

    If that doesn’t define failure, nothing will.

    If there is a demand, there will ALWAYS be a supply, and the commodity matters not.

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  20. Pretty sure Cruz bought his bushmaster at Dick’s, so there may well have been a threat of legal action if they didn’t commit to such a media stunt. OK, cnn said it was a shotgun he bought there… http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/02/news/companies/dicks-sporting-goods-tweet/index.html


    • He bought his rifle legally, because of the failure of the FBI, Broward Coward Sheriff’s office and the school district’s ineptness. All of which had a duty to serve and protect. Cruz purchased a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 .223 at Sunrise Tactical Supply.

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  21. Well, I see Dick’s is out to appease, hoping the Tiger will eat them last. Ha! Ha!
    Methinks the CEO and his little droogs want to guarantee their Golden Parachutes once DIck’s goes under.
    There’s a word for this abuse of private property and investment. It’s called CRAPITALISM!

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  22. Good for dicks management. Now we won’t have to pay the ER bill because they shot themselves in the foot

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  23. I emailed the Dick(‘s) CEO and let him know that I don’t, for a NY minute, believe the guns that will be pulled from shelves will be destroyed. I asked him (rhetorically) who would purposefully destroy perfectly good inventory.
    I do think the guns may end up in another country, and I told him so.

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    • I believe that the company that owns Dick’s also owns other outlets, and the inventory will most likely go there for sale. No corporation would buy, then destroy millions of dollars of product. It can’t be deducted from their taxes, it will be a total loss. No stock holder would stand for losing money when they’ve all along MADE money on Dick’s stock. If in fact, they DO destroy the inventory, they won’t be around very long. They’ll go under. Their stock will become WORTHLESS and they will simply close, like all other corporations that are mis-managed.

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