BREAKING: NSSF boots out DICK’s Sporting Goods

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                                                         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.

                                                                                   About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.

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Lee Williams can’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t shooting. Before becoming a journalist, Lee served in the Army and worked as a police officer. He’s earned more than a dozen journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. He is an NRA-certified law enforcement firearms instructor, an avid tactical shooter and a training junkie. When he’s not busy as a senior investigative reporter, he is usually shooting his AKs, XDs and CZs. If you don’t run into him at a local gun range, you can reach him at 941.284.8553, by email, or by regular mail to 1777 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236. You can follow him on Twitter: @HT_GunWriter and on Facebook @The Gun Writer.

16 Comments

  1. Keith Speegle on

    I called and left a voicemail on Dick’s contact us number letting them know that I would no longer be purchasing anything from them again.

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  4. They will not get another dime from me. Pitty for them, I used to spend $100s in ammo a month there. Back stabbing, money grubbing, good for nothing Communists, I hope they go under.

    • I do too, who are these twit face pricks to think they can try to remove any more freedom from anything? screw them. Just because they have a business doesn’t make them a legal authority at anything and now that they hired anti gun lobbyists, communists is the perfect word for them bravo.

  5. Just like the left likes boycotts, the 2nd amendment community needs to embrace them as well. I have several children that play multiple sports every year and I would spent a ton at dicks for their gear, well no longer.

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