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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:16 AM

DICKS Sporting Goods To Stop Carrying AR-15 Style Assault Rifles



....NO LINK yet...

Just listening to KATU 2 out of Portland Or. and they just announced that Dicks will no longer carry assault rifles effective the start of the sales day tomorrow.


Maybe the outrage is catching.

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Reply DICKS Sporting Goods To Stop Carrying AR-15 Style Assault Rifles (Original post)
rsmith6621 Dec 2012 OP
southerncrone Dec 2012 #1
Loudly Dec 2012 #2
AllyCat Dec 2012 #3
former-republican Dec 2012 #4
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #8
LeftInTX Dec 2012 #5
WastedSaint Dec 2012 #6
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #7
BainsBane Dec 2012 #9
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #11
BainsBane Dec 2012 #14
former-republican Dec 2012 #18
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #20
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #10
Cha Dec 2012 #12
tblue Dec 2012 #13
Lucky Luciano Dec 2012 #21
Lone_Star_Dem Dec 2012 #15
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #17
Lone_Star_Dem Dec 2012 #19
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #16
triplepoint Dec 2012 #22
JohnnyRingo Dec 2012 #23
OneTenthofOnePercent Dec 2012 #24
DCBob Dec 2012 #25
graham4anything Dec 2012 #26
alcibiades_mystery Dec 2012 #27
sellitman Dec 2012 #28
Justin ODonnell Dec 2012 #29
progressoid Dec 2012 #30
Fearless Dec 2012 #31
tilsammans Dec 2012 #32
Goblue656 Dec 2012 #33
neverforget Dec 2012 #34

Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:19 AM

1. Smart PR move on their part.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:20 AM

2. Praise and shame will advance the cause. Keep it rolling.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:42 AM

3. Good heavens I never knew they sold them.

Makes me not want to buy anything there again, but glad to see they are doing this. Hope it's for more than a few weeks of PR and then back to the arming of the militias.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:45 AM

4. Just a rumor but there is talk Walmart may stop selling them also

 

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Response to former-republican (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:19 AM

8. As much as I hate Wally World I will Ben do god press.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:10 AM

5. Yeah!!

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:16 AM

6. If they still sell any semi-autos than it's a hollow and deceiving gesture.

 

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:18 AM

7. That is good.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:20 AM

9. How about Walmart?

Aren't they a major gun seller?

Anyway, very glad to see this news.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:26 AM

11. According to former republican the rumor is they are next

I just confirmed one.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:29 AM

14. Wonderful!

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:35 AM

18. I hope I'm right

 

I saw it on another board but who knows.

It is crazy when you really think about it.
Shopping list


Milk
Bread
chicken
shampo
Baby clothes
Oh yea

And an AR15

all under one roof

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Response to former-republican (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:38 AM

20. I am trying to confirm it too.

Trolling sites.

Should check fr for reaction to rumor one confirmed.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:25 AM

10. Here

Sales clerks at Dick's Sporting Goods stores across the West Coast tell WW tonight that the nationwide retail chain has stopped selling semi-automatic rifles in the wake of the mass shootings in Connecticut and Oregon last week.

The company, based in Pennsylvania, has not put out any formal statement about ending sales of AR-15 style rifles. It is uncertain if the policy change will affect all of its 511 stores. WW has asked Dick's for comment but has not received a response.

But WW called a total of five Dick's stores in Oregon, Washington, California and Idaho, and asked if it was possible to buy AR-15 style guns. Sales clerks said that the stores either no longer carried the rifles or had suspended sales.
"Unfortunately, we are no longer carrying those," said a Dick's sales associate in Washington state. Asked when the store discontinued sales of guns like the Bushmaster .223, he replied: "Honestly, about three hours ago."


http://www.wweek.com/portland/blog-29567-dicks_sporting_goods_clerks_say_their_stores_have_stopped_selling_semi_automatic_rifles_in_wake_of_m.html

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:28 AM

12. This Massacre of small children,

with as many as 11 bullet holes in one and no less than 3 in the other little bodies, has pierced through to many people's souls. People who are in a position to do something about it.

Then there are those who are blaming the victims because they have no soul.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:29 AM

13. That's what I call some good DICKS!

How did they get that name?

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Response to tblue (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:09 AM

21. Quite ridiculously, there was another sporting goods store named Chicks.

Dicks bought Chicks....or as one might say "Dick's for Chick's" when company A buys company B. the headline was literally written that way.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:31 AM

15. Here's a link. The impression I get is it's temporary.

(CNN) -- Dick's Sporting Goods, one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the world, says it has removed all guns from its store nearest to Newtown, Connecticut, and is suspending the sale of certain kinds of semi-automatic rifles from its chains nationwide.

The move was made out of respect for the victims and families of last week's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting "during this time of national mourning," the store said in a statement Tuesday morning.

"We continue to extend our deepest sympathies to those affected by this terrible tragedy," the statement said.

It was unclear how long the store will keep the suspension in place for the guns, known as 'modern sporting rifles.'
http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/18/justice/connecticut-dicks-guns/


Personally, I'm smelling an attempt to mitigate the bad PR from their name being associated with the killer in any way. It's not as if they're pulling the high capacity clips off their shelves too, or anything.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:33 AM

17. All attachments per blog from Oregon

Mean magazines.

Temp could very well mean permanent. And they are shipping stock to manufacturer.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:38 AM

19. I really hope so.

I know a group I used to be active with has been after them for years to just stop selling the high capacity magazines. They were not in the least receptive to the idea. However, maybe now they've really had a change of heart. I want to believe they have.

I think it was CNN's use of the word "suspension" that threw me into cynical mode like that.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:31 AM

16. Oh folks...the gun fans are not happy

Just went trolling the inter-tubes at gun sites

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:25 AM

22. Big 5 and Cabella's Need to Follow Suit

 

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I was in a Big 5 "Sporting Goods" store yesterday looking for rain repellent spray for my shoes. Big 5 had the assault weapons for sale...I stared at the firearms on the wall behind the counter, and noticed one guy lusting after one assault weapon/rifle in particular. He was like Gollum in "Lord of the Rings." He saw me staring at him, and quickly walked away as if he were embarrassed that I saw him lusting after a gun. That firearms lusting look of his was unforgettable...a sickness...a mental illness. What are assault weapons doing in a "sporting goods" store? How "sporting" is an assault weapon in a deer (for example) hunting scenerio anyway? This has got to stop. Big 5 and Cabella's (and others) need to know that selling assault weapons is just not going to be tolerated anymore.


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I am so frustrated with our slowly-evolving/quickly devolving species. We have to go through so much hardship before we EVEN consider changing our ways. Good thing we're on a planet that is tucked away in an obscure location of the Milky Way Galaxy!
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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:28 AM

23. If they're banned, the price will skyrocket.

I'm not saying management is smart, but selling them now would be a bad financial move for anyone. The ban would be on future production only, and every pre-2013 rifle could double in value overnight. Pristine unfired rifles like those Dick's has in inventory would command the highest price on the open market.

This happened in the '90s too, but it's just possible Dick's is showing compassion and doing this out of social concern instead of profit.

Remember, corporations are people too, my friend.
...either that, or they're cold blooded money machines... I forget which.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:13 AM

24. Wonder if they'll stop selling the Rem R-15 and Mini-14 too.

 

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:31 AM

25. Hope Im wrong but its probably just a PR stunt until things calm down.

although Im glad they are doing it. maybe other gun dealers will follow suit.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:35 AM

26. It's 10% of something instead of 100% of nothing...good sign

 

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:42 AM

27. Not nearly good enough

But perhaps they're getting the message.

We need ACT UP style protests in front of gun manufacturers and retail stores.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:45 AM

28. Its a good start.

I hope all other Major chain stores follow suit. Also I hope this ban includes the bullets.

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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:39 PM

30. Well, it's a start.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:41 PM

31. But but but 2nd Amendment

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:43 AM

32. If you're on Facebook, thank Dick's Sporting Goods for its wise decision

I did.

https://www.facebook.com/dickssportinggoods?ref=ts&fref=ts

Most of the posts are from the usual gang of gun wackos. Threatening boycotts, etc.

It would be nice to see more posts that express the opposite POV.

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Response to Goblue656 (Reply #33)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:17 PM

34. Oh noes!

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