Dick’s Continues Losing Streak with Gun Control, Pulls Shotguns from Stores

Dick’s Continues Losing Streak with Gun Control, Pulls Shotguns from Stores

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Opinion Dick’s Continues Losing Streak with Gun Control, Pulls Shotguns from Stores Arizona -( Ammoland.com )- Dick’s Sporting Goods is committed to removing firearms from its stores. This reflects an ideological commitment by the chain’s CEO, Edward Stack. The chain will be removing firearms from 125 of 720 stores. From retailtouchpoints.com : DICK’S Sporting Goods is doubling down on its decision to tighten gun sales policies. The retailer will no longer sell firearms and select hunting gear at 125 of its 720+ namesake stores after testing the concept in 10 locations last year. Nearly one year ago , DICK’S CEO Edward Stack admitted that the retailer’s assault rifle ban was “not going to be positive from a traffic standpoint and a sales standpoint.” The retailer stopped sales of the assault-style rifles at all 35 Field & Stream stores and ceased selling guns and ammunition of any kind to buyers under 21 after the Feb. 14, 2018 Parkland, Fla. high school shooting in which 17 people were killed. Firearms sales are lower this year, in general, than they were in 2018. The slump is noticeable compared to the Obama years, but sales remain high compared to historical norms. The election of Donald Trump has removed much of the fear factor that powered sales in the record-breaking election year of 2016. Even considering the industry-wide slump, Dick’s decision to blame guns for societal ills has cost it considerable business. From vox.com : Many major gun companies have also since refused to […]

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