Dick’s CEO Admits to Destroying $5M Worth of Firearms, Lost $250M Due to Anti-Gun Stance

Dick’s CEO Edward Stack admitted to taking a massive hit as the result of its anti-gun policies. (Photo: CBS News)

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward Stack has taken it upon himself to address the problem of gun-related violence in the United States. Corporate activism is all the rage among the nation’s wealthiest business owners, and Stack has risen as their figurehead.

In a weekend segment by CBS News titled “How companies are reshaping the gun control debate,” Stack admitted to destroying $5 million worth of semi-automatic rifles. GunsAmerica had previously reported Stack’s decision, but the company had not estimated the value of the inventory.

Stack also acknowledged what many have suggested since the CEO began his anti-gun crusade: his company’s bottom line has taken a massive hit.  

Stack told CBS’ Lee Cowan that he expected to lose about $250,000,000 when he decided to stop selling all firearms to anyone under the age of 21.

“And how much did you actually lose?” Cowan asked.

“About a quarter of a billion! Pretty close,” Stack replied.

SEE ALSO: Pittsburgh Mayor Gives Dick’s CEO Award for Gun Control

Dick’s CEO decided to stop selling AR-type rifles in its namesake stores after the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012. But after Stack discovered the murderer in the Parkland spree had purchased a shotgun from one of his locations, he decided to pull AR-type rifles and “high capacity” magazines from his Field and Stream stores as well.

“I said, ‘You know what? If we really think these things should be off the street, we need to destroy them,'” he said.

It’s unclear whether Dick’s could have returned the rifles to the manufacturers rather than destroy them, and the company has not returned GunsAmerica’s request for comment.  

Now the company is considering removing all guns and ammo from its stores nationwide. CBS reports that Dick’s has removed firearms from 100 of its stores, and Stack would only say that the category is under “strategic review” in the remainder of its locations.

SEE ALSO: Dick’s Pulling Firearms, Hunting Gear from 125 Stores Amid Continued Backlash from Pro-Gunners

The latest FBI data shows that murders committed with rifles fell by 23.8 percent last year, and the total number of rifle-related murders (297) is eclipsed by those committed with knives, fists, and blunt objects. Stack is apparently unconcerned with the FBI’s data, which has consistently shown that rifle-related murders comprise a tiny fraction of all gun-related murders.

He also admitted to CBS that banning AR-type rifles likely won’t stop mass murders.

“So many people say to me, you know, ‘If we do what you want to do, it’s not going to stop these mass shootings,'” said Stack. “And my response is, ‘You’re probably right, it won’t. But if we do these things and it saves one life, don’t you think it’s worth it?'”

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck and email him at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • Jay Warren Clark October 31, 2020, 12:35 pm

    Trading freedom to save one life is the exact opposite of what the militia and soldiers in the revolutionary did. The one is merely physical while the other is an idea and spiritual. The whole thing is retrograde and is being pushed by those who have been seduced by their own comforts into forgetting where we came from and why. JWC

  • Roger October 30, 2020, 2:45 pm

    Next month he might be planning to cut off his “Richard” to prevent rape !!

  • Philip Stewart September 24, 2020, 11:46 pm

    Wow. The Dick’s here in SE TN closed down. When they stopped selling guns, it just couldn’t make any money. Everyone stopped shopping there. This guy violated rule #1 of being a CEO. The law requires corporations to make money when they’re public companies. He broke the law.

  • John Jewett July 17, 2020, 8:20 am

    Did Dick’s report all of the serial numbers of the supposedly destroyed guns to the BATFE? I believe guns put into the commercial sales channels need to be either run through the NICS system or be accounted for, if returned to the manufacturer OR if destroyed the serial numbers need to be reported to BATFE. Where were they destroyed? Who destroyed them. What method of destruction was used? Were the serial numbers recorded at that time?? Where are the records of the destroyed guns kept. Who is responsible for the records if other than the BATFE Someone with clout needs to address this issue…SOON!
    How many (or all) were slipped out the back door during this process? Did they go into the U.S. black market chain, to a terrorist organization (Antifa?), or perhaps to a foreign market, (IRA, Hamas, Sinaloa Cartel), etc ???

  • Pat June 24, 2020, 4:18 am

    Why would anyone want to buy from Dick’s sporting goods when the CEO obviously is against our 2nd Amendment? It’s his business and he deserves to lose all of his money with his leftest attitude! What a hypocritical man to have made millions of of guns and ammunition in the past, but to make him look politically correct, he brags about losing money by destroying guns! He sounds too conflicted to even be the head of a major store and I’m sure his stockholders don’t appreciate what he did at all. They don’t make money by NOT selling goods. What a jerk to think that those guns are the problem in the first place . The people are killing people, if not for guns, they’d find some other way to do it. What a fool!

  • Ivan Sahlman November 4, 2019, 11:30 am

    Boycot Dick’s. Put them out of business.

    • Richard Guzzetti June 24, 2020, 9:03 am

      I quit dicks so has my family we bought clothing and hunting equipment

  • Gir Leiteiro October 21, 2019, 10:50 pm

    Amazing web alot good informations ! Special Hello from Brazil !!I come here as a visitor n now i am a diary reader here !Gir Leiteiro

  • Jim Fairbarn October 17, 2019, 5:10 pm

    This closes the door on Dick’s for me! Shooting aside; I went in to buy golf clubs after noting their state of the art hitting booth and golf computer measuring equipment etc. Tried to find a trained club fitter etc……nope! Nobody home and none of the employees had any answers? Went to another Dick’s……same answer and couldn’t even find an employee in the entire Golf department! Lovely! Major company with some serious issues then this gun crap! Glad I don’t own stock! I’ll never walk in the door again! Like Sports Authority they’re toast!

    • Hillary lost, get over it October 25, 2019, 9:46 am

      But, but, but, he got an award from Pittsburgh. Doesn’t that make up for the measly quarter billion dollars lost? Let’s ask the stockholders, you know, the guys that put their money on the line, so this guy can be a hero. Why he isnt terminated already tells me all I need to know, not to put one thin dime into that companies stock. Soon, it will be worthless.

  • Michael October 15, 2019, 10:38 am

    Based on the number of comments to this article (estimating that most people to write comments, they just read the article) there are a lot of “former” Dick’s customers no longer shopping there. Of course, I always cringed when someone told me they were shopping at “Dick’s”, just because of the name. However, I, like so many consumers today, do Try and only spend my disposable funds at stores that share my personal and political philosophy. Same with entertainment – I never purchase music or videos from artists or companies that are anti-gun, nor do I watch any movies with anti-gun themes or other anti-American plots. Not surprisingly, I continue to see the numbers reflecting the low attendance and losses of Hollywood films. The left just hasn’t learned that “We the People” in the “flyover” portion of this great Country have a huge amount of currency that is not being spent on their products. Spend your money wisely and truly send a message to the anti-Americans out there.

    • Hillary lost, get over it October 25, 2019, 9:46 am

      Thank you. I couldn’t have said it better.

  • Blue Dad October 14, 2019, 3:00 pm

    This guy is a freaking moron my son went to Dick’s and asked them if they sell dicks. The girl started to laugh and said no, the CEO Edward Stack isn’t here. Even his workers know he is the dick in dicks

  • Donald C Perry October 14, 2019, 11:52 am

    Save one life? He better get out of the sporting goods business then. People die playing, baseball, football, hockey, tennis, etc, The shooting sports are safer than all the others combined!

  • Mark Tosh October 13, 2019, 10:06 pm

    I haven’t been in any Dick’s locations since they hired an anti- gun lobbying group. They would’ve had a “better” PR campaign, if they had donated the weapons to law enforcement agencies. It’s sad to know a number of our small agencies across the US, still don’t have a budget to issue out new weapons to the men & women in law enforcement. It’s hard to believe “Dick’s” would rather destroy them. We live in a sad world!

    • rigamortiz March 12, 2020, 5:41 pm

      well said !

  • Edgar October 13, 2019, 11:01 am

    All of my friends, coworkers and acquaintances…..everyone I know seems to have the same opinion of Dicks Sporting Goods. Everyone that I know won’t shop there…..even it means that they might save a little money….or if they can’t find the product elsewhere….you can’t get them to spend money at Dicks. I agree with them. It’s one thing to choose not to sell guns because of your beliefs…….but it’s all together different…unpatriotic to pay big money supporting Anti-Gun activists to lobby our Congress in an attempt to restrict out CONSTITUTIONAL Rights. Conveniently Stack doesn’t offer how much his company is paying professionals to lobby Congress. I would guesstimate the cost is similar to the company’s 250 million losses.

    • Hillary lost, get over it October 25, 2019, 9:52 am

      We have a giant , fairly new, Dicks Sporting Goods, here in Tucson, and every time I go by, theres 2 maybe 3 cars out front. I cannot possibly see how they are making any money there. Unless every person that goes there, walks.

  • WEDGE October 12, 2019, 9:53 pm

    “Stack admitted to destroying $5 million worth of semi-automatic rifles.”…? Yeah. RIGHT. I want proof-video, photos of $5 mil of firearms being destroyed. More likely, they will all end up in the hands of the ANTIFA domestic terrorist queers, who are 100% based on 1930’s Germany’s Brownshirts. Same people who gave us Operation Gunrunner, et. al. are also mixed up in this latest round (every round) of BS citizen control through disarmament. When ever you read one of these gun control/people control headlines, read between the lines. It’s alot worse than you think it is. Wheels within wheels.

  • Chad October 12, 2019, 6:17 pm

    Buy local or bass pro

  • christopher david scallio October 12, 2019, 5:42 pm

    When this CEO leaves Dick’s without any bonus for their loss of revenue the Board ought to appoint me as CEO & I’ll only reinstate the semi-auto rifle sales & at least regain that 250 Million$. And if Trump continues on
    with his gun control rampage or a Democrat becomes President; Gun sales will sky rocket and I’ll be considered the most brilliant CEO in Dick history.

  • John brabant October 12, 2019, 5:06 pm

    If Dick’s closed tomorrow only ones that would even notice it are the employees.

  • George A Ebinger October 12, 2019, 12:06 pm

    So if he read the FBI study would he pull knives also? Just about any item in the store could be a “deadly weapon” so why even keep the stores open.

  • Andrew October 12, 2019, 11:09 am

    But after Stack discovered the murderer in the Parkland spree had purchased a shotgun from one of his locations, he decided to pull AR-type rifles and “high capacity” magazines from his Field and Stream stores as well.

    Wait, what?!? Dude buys a shotgun and you respond by pulling ARs?? lol. What a loon

  • Mark - Bristol, IN. October 12, 2019, 10:51 am

    I was doing a job at a bookstore in Joliet, IL. from a nationwide store chain that took me two days. In between the book store and some hobby craft place is a Dick’s Sporting Goods. There was no time while I was there that there weren’t more cars at either the book store or the hobby craft place than at Dick’s AND at no time did I ever need more fingers on one hand to count the cars at Dick’s. Hey, the guy has convictions all the way into bankruptcy but if I were a shareholder in Dick’s he would be gone.

    • Mark N. October 16, 2019, 12:59 am

      You can’t fire a guy who owns more than half the stock. Which he does. all the shareholders can do is try to sell their shares.

  • Singleshotcajun October 12, 2019, 9:29 am

    John Adams does not approve, you know what, none of the founding Fathers approve.

  • Singleshotcajun October 12, 2019, 9:27 am

    Thomas Jefferson does not approve.

  • SeppW October 11, 2019, 9:23 pm

    Nothing is going to change with this clown. Mind is made up. Stop giving him bandwidth and move on to something worthwhile. Or someone buy enough stock to become majority owner and fire him.

  • W M Douglas October 11, 2019, 8:12 pm

    It is amazing to me that people that have risen to the height of this moron are so stupid! I’ll make him a bet that he still has more than one gun in his home! No! More than 10 guns in his home! Really really stupid person. So sanctimonious. This idiot makes Forrest Gump look like a genius…………..Oh well. I will never ever spend a penny in “Dick’s”.

    Looks like you are censuring me. I have never responded to this site!

  • W M Douglas October 11, 2019, 8:09 pm

    It is amazing to me that people that have risen to the height of this moron are so stupid! I’ll make him a bet that he still has more than one gun in his home! No! More than 10 guns in his home! Really really stupid person. So sanctimonious. This idiot makes Forrest Gump look like a genius…………..Oh well. I will never ever spend a penny in “Dick’s”

  • ron-zoni October 11, 2019, 7:37 pm

    Sports Authority did the same thing 10-15 years ago. They’re long gone.

  • David Salik October 11, 2019, 5:25 pm

    Why didn’t the company donate the firearms to law enforcement? Because these social justice warriors are more interested in their agenda than really helping our country!

  • Victor Gore Chamoun October 11, 2019, 5:13 pm

    What this stupid idiot forgot to tell the country is that he stopped selling guns and ammo in ONLY 175 of his stores. This man is a liar and a fool for being forced to do this performance fo the government. I was in his store with a friend who needed a new pair of running shoes when I saw a lot of ammo and rifles in his Westshore Mall in Tampa Florida. And, No I’ll never spend penny in this jackasses stores!

  • Tom October 11, 2019, 5:05 pm

    That “saves one life” BS again. I wonder what his stance on abortion is?

  • RAYMOND FLAHERTY October 11, 2019, 4:38 pm

    With the free time that kind of business decision will generate, Dick the Dick can rush to Hanoi Jane’s side and provide her bail so she is freed to continue her assault on America’s value system. Another downside, however, is Dick will have to join her out of luck Johns who will be deprived of her professional services while she flits about the Country hither and yon bringing her message to the Sheeple.

  • No1hunter October 11, 2019, 4:21 pm

    So Dick CEO, are you going to stop selling baseball and softball bats also. After all, if you stop selling these items and it saves on life, isn\’t it worth it?

    • David Fenn October 11, 2019, 9:06 pm

      More people die from baseball bats each year than from rifles of any kind.

  • JOSEPH RHODES October 11, 2019, 4:20 pm

    When Dick’s took over the store front from another company in Dallas area, their first move was to stop selling handguns, I stopped shopping there after that.

    Dick’s….Perfect name for the store and their corporate leadership…. buh-bye Dicks… Chapter Bankruptcy I hope and the sooner the better

  • LARRY ROWE October 11, 2019, 3:12 pm

    Wonder how many employees will be laid off due to 1/4 billion loss. Somebody’s got to make up the loss : higher prices/ lay offs ?

  • Fred October 11, 2019, 3:09 pm

    Don’t forget Ed. The big trucks that hauls all your merchandise to all your stores kill people. You might as well close down. Even if it saves just one life! So Ed; how many people died because you took away a weapon they would have purchased in your store to protect themselves? Are you responsible for the loss of their life?

  • ENIGMA6 October 11, 2019, 3:05 pm

    The man is deranged. He could have donated them to law enforcement agencies who couldn’t afford enough to equip each officer with one, especially rural departments.
    It’s just foolish to destroy $5m worth of firearms. Then again, his leftists buddies would have bitched about that too.

  • Leonard October 11, 2019, 3:00 pm

    I want to thank Dick’s for being dicks. I formerly managed a mom and pop gun store. It was a good business with regular customers who asked good questions. The store had a firing range attached so that new shooters could practice their skills.
    We also had a few very experienced hunters. They were the kind of people who would buy a new gun just to go on a specific hunt, far from civilization or other hunters. They were loyal customers, because, as one customer told me, “If you don’t know the answer to my question, you know who you can ask for me.” And, that is the difference between going into Dicks, and speaking to a clerk, or going into a gun store and speaking to a professional.
    Our store had the range and ammo. We could do special orders. We could show people how to care for their arms. We sold reloading gear and cleaning material, and we demonstrated what we could. People still came in and asked about a break on prices so that we would compare with Wal-Mart or Sports Authority. While the big stores sold cheaply, the buyers never got the benefit of expert advice. They just got whatever everybody else was getting. Don’t take gun advice from people who only know how to sell. They can only sell you what they have and have no incentive to order what you might need or want. Only the “small guys” will go the extra mile to get you what is best for you rather than just sell you what they have in stock.

  • Jb October 11, 2019, 2:56 pm

    The company sucks as far as im concern , ,,IT HAS THE RIGHT NAME DICK , AND SHOULD GO OUT OF BUSINESS, I USE SMALL STORES WHERE PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THERE DOING ,, SO GOOD BYE DICK,, TAKE YOUR CEO WITH YOU

  • BigC October 11, 2019, 2:41 pm

    Yeah, I’m sure that will stop all the future megalo-maniacs from committing mass murder…….NOT!!! BFD, $5 million, what’s that like a months’ salary for this pompous ass????

  • Ronald Gonshorowski October 11, 2019, 2:35 pm

    We used to have a local company here in the NW named GI Joes and it was great. You could buy guns, powder for reloading, clothing, even auto parts. I remember when it had only one location in North Portland.
    It started at the same time as Dicks and when I saw them take over a couple of their closed locations I was tempted to visit but never did, now there is no reason to.

    • Steve clarksr October 11, 2019, 3:49 pm

      Used to go to the one in Medford great store.

  • TSge October 11, 2019, 2:14 pm

    Had spent a couple $K a the years buying shotguns, ammo, general sporting goods. Totally quit when ‘ol Dick(-less) decided to side with the anti-2 mob. Can’t say I would have continued buying from them even if they didn’t cave because their stuff is ‘generally’ over-priced. Buy my shooting supplies from Turner’s (SoCal) or the web.

  • john f price October 11, 2019, 2:05 pm

    the old ” if it only saves one life ” argument … if everyone thought that way we would still all be living in caves and wiping our asses with sticks.

    • Carl October 11, 2019, 4:47 pm

      Hey how bout saving 1000+ lives per day by banning abortions by planned unparenthood. That would be much better than your war on legal law abiding gun owners.

  • dee October 11, 2019, 1:48 pm

    That sounds like an excellent start. Now go for $500 million. down the gun grabber toilet.

  • LL October 11, 2019, 1:12 pm

    Another Unmitigated idiot running a company.

  • CRS October 11, 2019, 12:53 pm

    What he won\’t say is they are hurting so bad they had to sell off Field and Stream to Sportsman\’s Warehouse so they will be getting hi cap mags back lol

  • Zupglick October 11, 2019, 12:49 pm

    I wonder if they had the proper permits from ATF to destroy those weapons?

    • Zupglick October 11, 2019, 12:52 pm

      Remember the lady who sawed a AR-15 in half about a year ago?

  • ASCV October 11, 2019, 12:47 pm

    I hope Dick’s loses more than $250,000,000. They need to be put out of business. This company was always anti-gun, but out of greed still sold guns. I’ll never buy anything from Dick’s, no matter how cheap. They have no patriotism.

  • Floyd October 11, 2019, 12:44 pm

    I quit buying anything from them last year I did spend about 2k a year there with my four kids between football gymnastics and other stuff go to big five now and online!

  • Mike October 11, 2019, 11:59 am

    I wonder if dick reads any articles either in this newsletter or anything else regarding the 2A. Or , maybe he considers seeing that this isn’t CNN or the like, considers it “fake news”.

    I’m glad to know where they stand, turning their backs on law abiding sportsmen (and women) who have supported them since their beginning, buying soup to nuts so to speak from their stores.

    I hope he understands too my choice, as well as others, to turn our backs also….

  • Phillip Monterusso October 11, 2019, 11:59 am

    This couldn’t have happened to a better company! I hope that this will keep getting worse for Dick’s ( what an appropriate name)! if I was on the board, I would be looking for someone’s head (CEO Edward Stack). You can always file for chapter 11 relief. You have lost my confidence and support! I will never shop at Dicks again.
    Thanks Phil

  • David October 11, 2019, 11:58 am

    Happy to say that I just took delivery of a Ruger GP 100 in .44 Spl and a Mossberg JM 930 from Turner’s Outdoors in Southern California on Wednesday.
    No money for Dick’s……..now or ever.

  • Jeff Pack October 11, 2019, 11:55 am

    And why businesses should stay out of politics.

  • Mac October 11, 2019, 11:51 am

    Dick, of Dick’s, sucks (his own namesake).

  • Jorge Garcia October 11, 2019, 11:49 am

    If anything good has come from this is the fact that he has lost so much money, his father and uncle must be turning in their graves, the ignorance, the arrogance of this dollar bill wielding communist sack of garbage is the prime reason we are having these issues in our schools and homes. this only removes the limelight from the real problems that have our generation heading into a downward spiral. Thank you super Dick, for hiding the need to reform our children with higher education and moral standards behind your stupid gun control ideas. I hope you can sleep at night, because with your money, and the money you lost with your stupid ideals, something positive could have been done where needed.

  • alan October 11, 2019, 11:37 am

    yes we should all BOYCOTT DICKS! lets hope they go out of business soon. that will send the strongest message to corporate america and the corporate entertainment media. infotainment is fake news. facts on crime are ignored by the mainstream media. another misinformed self righteous liberal CEO condemning freedom and the second amendment and getting airtime for his losses so he can express his own shortsighted personal agenda. for every person not shopping there, there are also antigunners going there bc of their anti gun stance and they are still losing money? interesting since we are outnumbered. corporate activism should be punished when it goes against liberty, self defense and the constitution. and now you have the NBA sucking up to the communist government of China. im just glad the dems are starting impeachment bc in the end the senate will block it and it will hurt them in the election. takes the focus off people control too.

  • Chucknew October 11, 2019, 11:29 am

    He’s prepping for political office as a Democrat.

  • brian c October 11, 2019, 11:29 am

    Dick’s probably got a huge tax break to offset the alleged loss. Truth is everyone who believes should quit shopping Dicks and Walmart as well in my area and any other store who refuse to sale items (guns and ammo) they carry to U.S. citizens who are of legal age and pass background checks. If I were to refuse to sale someone anything just because I didn’t like there race, religion, hair color whatever I would be ridiculed by the left wing socialist but its ok for them to say we are not gonna sale to you because your not old enough to use responsibly even though the law says they are? Those same 18 year olds you want sale to are defending you every day with an automatic rifle just in case you did not know it. NEVER SHOP ANY OF THESE LIBERALLY OWNED AND OPERATED STORES!!!

  • Douglas Partch October 11, 2019, 11:18 am

    Flat out company’s that don’t support the constitution or allow individuals to bad mouth the USA. Deserve to go out of businesses.

    • STEVE C. October 11, 2019, 2:02 pm

      And deported. Round em up and get em out of here.

  • Kole October 11, 2019, 11:14 am

    What a dick stack lol

  • Bayou Boys October 11, 2019, 11:10 am

    Send this story to Walmart I’m sure they would love It. Dick’s will be handing out IOU’s for Christmas this year
    Love it

  • John Grant October 11, 2019, 10:51 am

    Why would a Board of Directors accept this huge loss, without firing the current management team? Their not in business for making a social comment. Glad to see the power of the sportsman adversely affect their business.

  • Kell October 11, 2019, 10:51 am

    I respect Dick’s CEO for standing up for what he believes in. I don’t agree with him personally though. Dick’s, Field and Stream and Gander Outdoors are my only options where I live. Gander Outdoors gets all of my money.

  • ~ Occams October 11, 2019, 10:47 am

    Hey Edward? Your IQ test results came back ‘Negative’. Sorry

    • Travis October 11, 2019, 11:56 am

      he dumb as box of rocks

      • travis October 11, 2019, 12:06 pm

        how open a gun store and destroy yo own stuff you brought from gun manufacturing co. like really care you brought guns fool lol they done got they money off you. you waste your 5 million i wouldn’t never buy a gun from his place he probably tear the gun up try sell it to you get some that money back

  • Lon J Loren October 11, 2019, 10:41 am

    Just because he controls a big company doesn’t give him genius status.

  • Larbo October 11, 2019, 10:40 am

    I stopped immediately going there and haven’t returned. They just opened a brand new store in our local mall, lol. Just like Levi’s you can’t help stupid, but you can decide to punish stupid.

  • Cheryl October 11, 2019, 10:38 am

    As a California born, Wyoming raised girl I can effectively say I have seen both sides close. Don’t think for one minute that not selling guns to law abiding citizens is going to stop mentally deranged from finding a weapon illegally. My family hunts, fishes, and enjoys the outdoors, we will never shop Dicks for even a soccer ball for my 3 year old grandson. Why? Because I can by a soccer ball at Walmart and a gun at the same time. My grandson is already being taught gun safety, target shooting and a respectful decent way of life by his ex marine father who defended and protected this country for that CEO and other leftists. It’s a shame that they honestly think taking our guns will stop the next mass shooting by a crazed criminal.

  • Derol F Briscoe October 11, 2019, 10:37 am

    Shop at Sportsman’s Warehouse. Great selection of guns at good prices.

  • Leighton Cavendish October 11, 2019, 10:28 am

    Hope they go the way of Sports Authority…
    remember them?

    • John L October 11, 2019, 3:01 pm

      Was going to post the same comment. My SA didn’t sell guns, who cares? But they did sell fishing and outdoor gear. Then suddenly they didn’t. Last time I was in there was to purchase a hunting license. Nope. I guess the spandex and running stuff didn’t work out. They closed down in less than 6 months.

  • Dave October 11, 2019, 10:24 am

    “if it saves one life”….no, I DON’T think it’s worth it and that is a specious argument.

    • ENIGMA6 October 11, 2019, 11:09 am

      Looking at it from another POV, not selling them could cost one or more lives. There have been several instances where AR type rifles have been used effectively against multiple home Invaders. The AR was the right tool for the job. Anything less could have gotten the home defender killed.

  • Jim Stafford October 11, 2019, 10:18 am

    Dick’s will go the way of Montgomery Wards and Sears. Cabelas and Bass Pro now get all of my business.

    • Gary October 11, 2019, 12:28 pm

      “Walmart stepped forcefully into the national gun debate on Tuesday, saying it would stop selling ammunition that can be used in military-style assault rifles, would discourage its customers from openly carrying guns in its stores and would call on Congress to increase background checks and consider a new assault rifle ban”
      NYTimes …Sep 3, 2019
      Now our local store is asking patrons not to carry openly. This, in Arizona, is a slap in the face

      • Winston October 11, 2019, 1:03 pm

        I have not been in a Wal-Mart store nor one of their Neighborhood Market store in my area in over a month , and I have not been in Dick’s store since 2017. The American Neo-left puritanical CEO class is a threat to middle class white people.

        • Texf6 October 11, 2019, 5:50 pm

          Thumbs way up on your comment..

  • David Ingram October 11, 2019, 10:16 am

    What will this guy do when he finds out fishermen don’t always catch and release.

  • Neal R Miller October 11, 2019, 10:13 am

    I Won’t buy Dick from Dick’s

  • Altoids October 11, 2019, 10:12 am

    Never shopped there. Never will.

  • Boris October 11, 2019, 10:08 am

    This appears to be political posturing…
    Coming to a left wing media outlet soon…
    Edward Stack joins the dozens of other progressive buffoons in the democratic run for the White House…

  • thinker October 11, 2019, 10:07 am

    Someone, (the onion?) should write an article saying that “Dick’s allegedly destroyed $5m worth of firearms, sources say they were given to cartel”

    XD

    • STEVE C. October 11, 2019, 2:19 pm

      Anyone seen some footage of the destruction of over $5mil of these firearms, know where it happened, or who accomplished it? If it was true those involved would be doting left wing praise also…? Probably because it didnt happen. They got wholesaled off to someone. No corp. entity is going to GIVE AWAY or self sabotage that amount of revenue, or any amount of revenue, its not gonna happen! Probably sold and dispursed across city law enforcement across the country or exported out. They were’nt destroyed, I assure you of that! Or they were stashed a way for Civil War II.

      Also note that Walmart requires ALL its venders to produce and import goods from outside the usa, yet alot of their ammunition is American manufactured. Its the only thing in Walmart that is, as well as its firearms…. tells you how much revenue the firearms industry produces…
      Theyre not concerned about safety, its about people control. Those same Dems are the same political force that wanted to to keep our African American brothers and sisters in chains snd separate the Union. If that would have happened we’d have the same brutal state/country situation that still exists on the African continent.

  • Victor Alessandro October 11, 2019, 10:00 am

    Dick’s has lost my business, which has gone 100% to Academy Sports. Maybe I only spend a thousand dollars or more every year, but I’m sure it’s part of the $250 million Dick’s lost. His stupid decision raises all sorts of questions. Should a CEO of a publicly held company make decisions that knowingly harm the company based on their personal beliefs? I think that is irresponsible leadership and the CEO should be removed. The Board should remove him or perhaps there should be a stockholders vote?

    • Robert Allen October 11, 2019, 10:17 am

      More trump derangement syndrome at work. Hopefully the atf kept close watch on Dicks. I see how some,of those so called destroyed guns can somehow reappear. And in the wrong hands. Hopefully they continue to,feel the Bern as they have lost a lot of customers. Socialism suits them well. They should appeal to the customers they prefer. And Ill take my money to less politically motivated companies.

    • Scott in Atlanta October 11, 2019, 10:37 am

      You may want to rethink shopping at Academy. They made a big hoopla when they stopped selling AR-15s – you know, those evil “weapons of war” that just jump off the shelves, then go out and murder millions of people (sarcasm off). There are way too many patriotic businesses not playing the Dems’ game where you can shop and get much better prices than at Academy.

      • Joe H Hutto October 11, 2019, 2:11 pm

        I thought that same thing about Academy but a friend said not so. So, I went to the one near me in Louisville, KY and viola! There they sat in all their semi-automatic splendor! Right there on the shelf with price tags visible. Maybe it’s just this store? Doubt that.

  • Larry Werner October 11, 2019, 9:55 am

    Thank God for Dunham’s

  • Neil Schmidt October 11, 2019, 9:55 am

    “So many people say to me, you know, ‘If we do what you want to do, it’s not going to stop these mass shootings,’” said Stack. “And my response is, ‘You’re probably right, it won’t. But if we do these things and it saves one life, don’t you think it’s worth it?’”

    Ed Stack is a fool. He never stopped to think of how many lives would be SAVED by those who would have used these firearms in self-defense situations. He never stopped to think how much Dick’s stock has dropped in value for those stockholders who had faith in a CEO who was trusted to make good decisions. The man should not be allowed to make ANY decisions that would affect the future of this company. I wonder how many jobs in Dick’s gun department will be lost. Did Ed Stack ever think about THAT?

    The decision glaringly reflect’s Ed Stack’s Leftist elitist FANTASY; stockholders should demand his resignation.

    • CharlieKing1 October 11, 2019, 10:32 am

      Instead of Stack virtue signaling, he could have donated those rifles to some underfunded police departments who don’t have patrol rifles. It would have gone a long way promoting good relations with the public. I guess he sleeps better at night knowing he destroyed 5 million dollars worth of rifles…

    • Steve C. October 11, 2019, 2:21 pm

      He had stock holders full backing. I assure you. Noone up the ladder in that organization is upset with the collective decision. The board is puppeteering their CEO. He didnt act on his own. Let the facts guide your comments, not the emotions this creates. Information, knowledge, and truth will rule the day.

  • Larry October 11, 2019, 9:52 am

    Will not shop again ever at dicks
    He is anti 2nd amendment

  • Roger Blackmer October 11, 2019, 9:52 am

    This will be the end of them

  • Victor October 11, 2019, 9:48 am

    I am a devout fisherman and have spend thousands of dollars on high end fishing products. And both myself and my friends, family are long time hunters and shooters. We are all very well informed of the authentic reasons for this companies objectives of disarming America. They frankly don’t give a damn of how many people are killed by firearms. All they care about is achieving total control over every American’s life. And the legal right to own firearms stands in the way of this treason. We loyal Americans will not tolerate the destruction of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution of the United States. Go to Hell Dick’s! You will certainly find many others like yourself there…

  • Ron Miller October 11, 2019, 9:38 am

    I would not buy anything from them at all now and used to use them

  • Chick October 11, 2019, 9:38 am

    Don’t worry, ANTIFA will make up the difference, buying black sweat suits, black masks and baseball bats.

  • Richard Cancemi October 11, 2019, 9:36 am

    I would guess that most of Dick’s customers are outdoorsmen with their “toxic” masculinity and not the effete snowflakes on the Left. Why antagonize your customer base? How a man could make such a stupid decision and have risen to CEO position is a mystery. Maybe he’s a good bullshitter. He should be fired without a golden parachute because of his responsibility for losing $250,000,000! By infringing on the 2nd Amendment, he infringes on the Constitution, America as a nation and the rest of us who still love this Country!

    • Jimbo October 11, 2019, 11:51 am

      His Daddy is the big “Dick”. I bet he is rolling in his grave.

  • Bob A October 11, 2019, 9:35 am

    Hold on everybody — there are gonna be some GREAT deals at their going-out-of-business sale.
    (but until then, Dick’s gets NONE of my money!)

    • Dave October 11, 2019, 10:31 am

      Good deals for stuff that I sure don’t want…perhaps others can use their leftovers.

  • Ralph manusk October 11, 2019, 9:27 am

    Maybe you should have read the constitution ,and understand what it stands for .try to look at yourself and look at old glory see what that stands for. That is America,not them asshole in the dem.party ,their out for themselves.shame on you

  • Chuck Matson October 11, 2019, 9:25 am

    Dicks? Isn`t that where those antifa clowns by their masks?

  • KimberproSS October 11, 2019, 9:22 am

    Distracted driving looking at cell phones kills thousands yearly. We should stop selling cell phones. If it saves one life don’t you think it is worth it?

  • Vic October 11, 2019, 9:20 am

    Now the trick here is to locate Stock Holders or those with some form of Share Interest in the Business.. Then encourage them to sue “Dicks” CEO and Board of Directors. They knowingly and willfully lost money for the Shareholders there is grounds for suit.

    • Steve C. October 11, 2019, 2:27 pm

      Come on, you really think he acted alone? They all collectively agreed to do this. You dont have all the behind the scenes agendas and events leading up to this. If they hadnt bern in support, they wouldve ousted him and reversed the policy, very quickly at that!!

  • Alan Robinson October 11, 2019, 9:00 am

    Ii would be far more interesting to hear from the stockholders of Dick’s, not a political hack running the place.
    I would love to see a poll from them.

  • Je October 11, 2019, 8:57 am

    Maybe I’ll shop at Dicks at their going out of business sale

  • Paul L October 11, 2019, 8:56 am

    If Dick’s drives away all the hunters and shooters (The ones that have the money to spend at their store) do they expect that the anti gun people are going to step in and save their business by exclusively buying sporting goods from them. The Dick’s will expect to make money by getting rid of all the shooting and hunting apparel and instead stock clothing that better matches their anti American and 2nd Amendment position with the likes of Chairman Mao jackets, ANTIFA hoodies tight fitting black pants and t-shirts (with anti-American slogans on them) along with all the accessories to go with them like little red books,black bandannas, black masks,black sneakers and hair dye in various colors. But the only problem is these kind of losers do not have the money to spend at DICK’S. I personally hope they fold up and wither on the vine.

  • Charles Valenzuela October 11, 2019, 8:51 am

    I not only don’t SHOP at Dicks, I don’t even LOOK at the stores when I drive by. Close your stores so we can have a useful place to shop.

    • Steve October 11, 2019, 9:49 am

      I also no longer shop at Dicks, but I do look at their store as I drive by – and LAUGH!
      Their parking lot is usually empty.

  • Larry October 11, 2019, 8:50 am

    Dick’s has lost all my business. I will never spend another cent in any of their stores. People seem to forget that guns do not kill people. People kill people. Taking the guns out of your stores is paramount to punishing lawful gun owners in lieu of a few disturbed nut cases. And Mr. CEO you appear to fall in the category of the latter…nut case. For every gun you destroyed you should have made a donation to the Veterans that fought for your right to make the money you have and the ridiculous decision you made. I am not a big fan of lawsuits but in this case I hope the shareholders sue and collect.

    • Steve October 11, 2019, 9:56 am

      I’m with Larry. I’m one of those military vets who was prepared to die to protect our country, our constitution and our freedoms. It makes me sick to think that I was protecting such anti-American money-grubbing businessmen such as Dicks’ CEO.
      This is America. Love it or LEAVE IT!

  • Kenneth Wetzel October 11, 2019, 8:49 am

    If I was a shareholder, I would be dumping some stock. This is where insanity out weights intelligence.

    • Neil Schmidt October 11, 2019, 9:58 am

      The shareholders have already driven the stock w-a-a-a-y down. How the company continues to keep this idiot on the Board of Directors and how it continues to remain in business is an enigma. Competition like Cabela’s and Sportsman’s Warehouse must be cheering.

  • Skip Markley October 11, 2019, 8:49 am

    I have not been in a Dick’s Store in over 3 years. While they might be conveniently located, I refuse to buy from this un-American company. I am proud to say that I contributed to the $250 Million Dollar loss. What kind of outdoor store refuses to sell guns?

  • BR549 October 11, 2019, 8:46 am

    Dick’s CEO, Ed Stack, is an idiot.

    Within the Liberal community there are two types of people; first, there are the movers and shakers who are hot on their liberal agenda to naively make the world a more peaceful place to live. They never question their motives, only that they have to do something about the problem. They don’t have the intellectual capacity to look deeper into the philosophical problem and that leaves them only capable of shallow solutions. But even with that intellectual handicap, they feel that knee-jerk need to grab control of the reins.

    Then there are the ignorant Libtard masses who are only capable of dutifully following some one or group that rushes to provide a solution, however short-sighted that solution might be.

    These people are totally clueless that the real problem is understanding why so many people in populations all across the planet have become unglued from their conventional social standards to violate the rights and boundaries of their fellow citizens. That happens from faulty management. In this country, I blame Congress most of all.

    Despite the often whimsical and flighty actions of presidents over the last 100 (and more) years, they were mere figureheads. While the raft of politicians all had to take an oath of office, Congress was the last leg for the population to stand on. Since Henry Clay and Abraham Lincoln, the mission creep of big government has slowly emasculated the average citizen from having any say in their life. Workforce specialization to accommodate the demands of big business and big government has lowered citizens self worth and we have reached a point where these shooters are the miners canaries for a system ready to crack.

    For a more down in the trenches example, imagine a MacDonald’s manager who constantly has to complain about about the sticky tile floors, the dirty tables, and employee apathy and tardiness. The employees are actually looking for someone with experience to manage the place professionally, but manager keeps blaming the help. And that is where our country is at present ………. because members of Congress, over the decades, have continually learned that their political zeal was no match for the corruption of the elites and bankers, and so they do what comes easiest and blame everyone else. Both parties are at fault but the Democrats, at the moment, are the ones acting like a room filled with out of control 1st graders.

    Until self aggrandizing CEOs stop patting themselves on the back for doing a half-assed job of identifying the problem, this “gun problem” will never find a solution; it’ll be more like painting over that punky clapboard siding in order to give the neighbors the illusion that we know how to maintain a home.

    We are here today, in this quagmire, because after removing God from being the final arbiter of individuals in Congress, Congress is no longer accountable to anyone. That’s why we have so many shootings, because being unable to hold their representatives accountable, weaker minded people break ranks and lash out laterally within the population to vent their frustration over becoming disenfranchised.

    Apologies for my lack of brevity.

  • Gerald October 11, 2019, 8:44 am

    How is this fool still the CEO? Does he own a majority of the stock?

  • John Powell October 11, 2019, 8:41 am

    In 1964 my father, brother and myself each ordered by mail 303 British Enfield rifles from Sears Roebuck, by mail for $12.50 each, easy no paperwork, cleaned off the cosmoline, removed the bayonet, reduced the stock and they worked fine. Still not killing anyone 55 years later nothing with these guns has changed except my father passed away and my brother has two of them. Now we have enough laws in place to prevent everything we did and much more. We never heard of mass gun violence. There was Richard Speck in the news in 1966 he killed 8 nurse students with a knife.
    So what has changed? Society, open door policy, how many were mass murdered with airplanes crashing into buildings? Open door policy strikes again. Liberals keep buying votes with our tax money and turning their heads to what they have created.
    Dicks haven’t helped anything, just a publicity stunt for a reason that has yet to be discovered.

    • TJ Reeder October 11, 2019, 9:36 am

      Just comment.. I too bought a $12.50 303 Enfield from Sears in 64. No paper no BS, came in the mail. Unlike you I wasn’t smart enough to keep it.

  • June H Floyd October 11, 2019, 8:41 am

    Dick’s is stockholder owned. I promise you he has a very nice golden parachute waiting for him, no matter what. If he was THAT committed, he would simply BUY the firearms from Dick’s so the stockholders did not foot the bill for his PC BS. Also, work for free and void the golden parachute until sales compensated for the losses from his decision. Just like the politicians, playing with other peoples money.

  • Mitch Dennis October 11, 2019, 8:37 am

    Here is a very powerful person over thousands of people wanting more power and trying to have the power to make more people live like he thinks it should be. Yea, like a DICKTATER

    • Neil Schmidt October 11, 2019, 10:15 am

      More like a DickHEAD!

  • Johnny October 11, 2019, 8:35 am

    They really are this ignorant! All the evidence in the world cannot convince an idiot!!! I do not buy from Dick’s anymore and never will!!!

  • Ray BARTLE October 11, 2019, 8:34 am

    I have been to a Dick’s Sporting Goods store twice. The very first time, and the very last time. The first time, I couldn’t find anyone to help me at the firearms section in the store, disappointed I exited the store, which was my very last time.

  • LEO RET October 11, 2019, 8:29 am

    I guess donating the guns to law enforcement agencies was out of the question?????

  • rsmalt October 11, 2019, 8:28 am

    Gee, I wonder if this asshat’s shareholders believe that “one life” is worth a quarter of a billion dollars in lost revenue. If so, then they deserve everything they’re getting…..or NOT getting.

  • Scooter October 11, 2019, 8:25 am

    I understand what he is trying to do . Unfortunately these type of people know nothing about gun violence . Nothing about car,knife , bat,spoon violence for that matter . One can’t differentiate types of violence but automatically when a gun is involved , it’s GUN violence . Should ford stop selling cars etc.? He should have taken a portion of gun sales to go towards physiatrics . These and all type violence common denominator is the perpetrator has mental issues. The fact if the matter is you could take everything away from the human race and there will still be a person trying to kill another . Do not try to put a bandaid on a compound fracture like stop selling guns but fix the problem .

  • Jim Miller October 11, 2019, 8:19 am

    So how and where did he destroy all these firearms. Personally, I think he’s lying. If they really did do something like that, they would’ve created video documentation and used it as a marketing gimmick to the snowflakes. Never liked their stores and have not shopped there since all this stupidity started!

  • Boris October 11, 2019, 8:08 am

    If it saves just one life…. how about selling guns that can be used by law abiding folks to defend themselves against criminals? No? Dosen’t fit your agenda?
    Ok, then stop selling knives, axes, and baseball bats. Just imagine the scores of lives you can save by doing that… but you won’t because you are an elitist and a hypocrite.

  • Terry L Landenberger October 11, 2019, 8:07 am

    Has anyone seen actual proof of him destroying anything? I believe you have to contact the BATF and make sure the serial numbers on all destroyed firearms are recorded, which takes quite a long time. Anyway not a smart move! I have never been in one of his stores and will never go now! King of the jock strap and running shoes store.

  • Joe Beaty Jr October 11, 2019, 8:03 am

    Dicks is one of many businesses I will no longer shop at. There are many great American companies that are more than happy to sell the products I need and want. I feel sorry for the employees who have been impacted by his decisions because you know there have been jobs lost to cover the loss in revenue. He’s taking money out of the pockets of the same people he had a fiduciary duty to protect. Shame on him.

  • d October 11, 2019, 8:02 am

    So instead of destroying something, which we all know didnt happen. Theres no way rich company owners throw away money. He could have made a generous donation to our armed forces, giving them the guns and saving tax payers some money. Might of even got a positive response from people for that. He could have returned them and used the money to help out his so called agenda. But we all know nothing was destroyed.
    Money lovers dont destroy money. His so called righteous decision to do this hopefully will surface the truth of what happened and why.

  • DjP October 11, 2019, 8:02 am

    I happy to say I haven’t spent a dime of my money at DICKs since their anti 2nd amendment stance was made public. Academy Sports is now my go to store. Are stores destroying all tabaco products next?

  • JimG October 11, 2019, 8:00 am

    But look at the huge difference this brilliant decision has made in all of the kiiings in Chicago! I’m sure at least one of those thugs didn’t go to Dicks to buy their guns to kill someone, right?
    IDIOTS!!!

  • Jim October 11, 2019, 8:00 am

    Liberal logic …. If it saves one life, isn’t it worth it? Same could be said about raising the legal age to operate a motor vehicle to 21 yrs. old. Should be easy to do, there’s no constitutional right to operate vehicles. Besides, if it saves one life, isn’t it worth it? Logic of the left never ceases to amaze me. Looking forward to see Dick’s losses for next year. Definitely not a good company to invest in.

  • Justin October 11, 2019, 7:58 am

    This is where simple logic works well to explain illogical actions.
    Why would the CEO of a large company intentionally make a decision that loses the company 250 million?
    It was expected, but he did it anyway, so he cannot claim ignorance or being surprised.
    That is contrary to his job, and is illogical, so this presents more questions than answers.
    Also, were the $5 million worth of rifles really destroyed or returned to the manufacturer?
    Did the manufacturer refuse to accept them back for return? Possibly so, but we don’t know.
    This is the 1st time I ever heard of any retail company intentionally destroying their inventory for any reason. Only manufacturers destroy their own inventory, and only if it is defective, not the retailers.
    Is there another reason for, or something else behind, this illogical corporate activism?

    • PB- dave October 11, 2019, 8:59 am

      $5m in the big scheme is just a publicity stunt. The news reporting of this stunt is worth 10 times that in advertising . The problem is they not only put off shooters business, but fishermen also relate to hunters, archers relate to shooters, many campers relate to other afield sports…… and the big one is the all buy their kids & grandkids team sport gear & clothes. The dominoes may fall farther than they thought….. Their CEO is betting on the latte and spandex crowd to carry their bottom line.

    • mike November 24, 2019, 2:07 am

      its a person that pulls the trigger that kills but the are going to use a knife. rock you are going to do the same thing

  • Jay October 11, 2019, 7:57 am

    Dick’s doesn’t carry anything in their stores or online that I can’t find somewhere else cheaper. I can’t remember the last time I even shopped with Dick’s.
    Honestly, Dick’s is a dinosaur just waiting for extinction like Blockbuster.

  • Ken H Sheffer October 11, 2019, 7:56 am

    Shopping experiences from several years ago at Dick’s had left me with a positive view of the place. In light of what’s happened now, I’ll never again go anywhere near it. I vote with my wallet.

  • Buck October 11, 2019, 7:53 am

    I bought a golf bag from Dick’s online five or six years ago. As a gesture of camaraderie and patriotism, I have decided to destroy that golf bag……with my AR-15!

  • MOUNTAIN MAN October 11, 2019, 7:50 am

    Take away cars too YOU DICK!!! Cars kill more people each year than any nut with a firearm. This is America DICK, if you don’t like it please leave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Morgan October 11, 2019, 8:33 am

      I agree he’s not welcome here he needs to leave the country people like this don’t deserve to live here!
      What a Dick!

  • A Michael Candido October 11, 2019, 7:49 am

    I tore up my Dicks scorecard and haven’t shopped there since they announced these anti gun policies. Sweet justice to see them losing so much revenue for their political bias.

    • BR549 October 11, 2019, 9:35 am

      I gave up shopping at Walmart and Amazon years ago, solely because of their globalist philosophies. I went into Dick’s ONCE and their firearm section was pathetic. Dick’s can now join the ranks of the GAP and Sports Authority.

      Back in the ’60s, you used to be able to go to Abercrombie & Fitch in New York. They sold high end merchandise and I think it was on the third or fourth floor where they had the Weatherby rifles, safari-ready Range Rovers, and stuffed lions and other taxidermic adornments. For my birthday in 1971, she bought me a Randall Model 14 knife, (bless her heart). And look where Abercrombie and Fitch is now; it’s pathetic. So much for political correctness.

  • Barry October 11, 2019, 7:49 am

    If it would save one life wouldn’t it be worth it! Well, how about mandating gun safety classes for everyone. If it saved 1 life, wouldn’t it be worth it? Outlaw abortion, if it saved 1 life wouldn’t it be worth it? Change the speed limit everywhere to 15 miles per hour, if it saved 1 life wouldn’t it be worth it?

    • JimG October 11, 2019, 8:08 am

      I can assure you, with all the morons on the road, people would still get killed, even at 15 mph. Iliminate all the morons, then we might start saving lives.

  • Joe October 11, 2019, 7:47 am

    Lennon, Mao, Hitler, and Pol Pot would be proud of this Anti Constitutional traitor, but We The People aren’t buying his poisoned apples.

  • Gp October 11, 2019, 7:46 am

    Dick’s ceo is an idiot
    Want to make a stance on gun control
    He should have donated all his guns and ammo to law enforcement.

    He could have kept crime in check , being the police are always under funded do to idiots like this guy.

    If this is a public company then he needs to be fired.

  • Charles Jennings October 11, 2019, 7:43 am

    They’ll never see one red cent from me ! Corporations,and Big business trampling the Constitution,and our Bill of Rights, can kiss my Patriot butt.

  • Glenn heryford October 11, 2019, 7:41 am

    Remember The quote, “those that give up freedom for security,deserve neither.
    Only fools think getting rid of their defenses will save lives
    AND If you think destroying those weapons was worth it if it saves one life, think of the lives given freely so you could have those very weapons.

  • David Kent October 11, 2019, 7:33 am

    In case ATF asks, I was so inspired by their leadership I destroyed all mine, too.

  • Jim October 11, 2019, 7:30 am

    I hope they lose 5 times that much business for their political pandering ! I know I’m done stopping to shop there for anything.

  • Larry E Stewart October 11, 2019, 7:29 am

    I am ever so happy to hear that “Dick’s Sporting Goods” is having such losses! I hope they continue to loose and eventually go belly up!!! The same thing should happen to Walmart!!! They are so diversified that loosing sales in sporting goods would only relate to a very small loss to the overall sales.

  • David Kent October 11, 2019, 7:26 am

    In case ATF asks, I was so inspired by their leadership that I destroyed all mine, too.

  • chuck benak October 11, 2019, 7:21 am

    What BS, Dicks buys a gun for $350 and then writes it off their taxes for $500, you do the math.

  • Anthony Romano October 11, 2019, 6:57 am

    I stopped going to Dick’s when they changed their policy about selling guns and ammo to people under 21. An 18 yr old can lose life or limbs in the military but can’t but a .22 rifle? Shame on Dick’s!

  • DAVID MILLER October 11, 2019, 6:54 am

    Dicks will do just fine with the yuppie crowed school teachers will tell kids that they need only supplies that you can find at Dicks

    • PB- dave October 11, 2019, 9:09 am

      Maybe all the small sporting goods, bait & tackle, gun stores, hardware, etc…, could buy and donate the balls to the youngsters in town starting out in soccer, football and baseball….. with their names marked as donors on them.

  • meeester October 11, 2019, 6:54 am

    “If it saves just one life… ”
    Does he still plan on selling bicycles? Swimming gear?

  • Scott E October 11, 2019, 6:48 am

    Let the shareholder lawsuits begin!

  • Robert Smith October 11, 2019, 6:45 am

    This reminds me of an old song.
    To The Left…To The Left… Slide, Baby Slide. (Ha Haaa, it serves you right).

    I was given a $100.00 ‘Dicks’ gift card as a birthday present from a friend, so I think I will use it to buy more camo clothing before I go to my Mom and Pop gun store…and then that’s it. I will never return to being a Dicks customer because I don’t want anyone knowing that I’m ‘hanging around’ with a bunch of Dicks.

    The same goes for Wally-World (Walmart), and the decision made by both of these company’s ahs definitely
    increased the revenue to the smaller firearms businesses.

    Thank You Dick-Head.

    • De October 11, 2019, 7:59 am

      You could always sell the gift card at a loss online for cash, then take the cash to an outlet of freedom loving wares!

  • Thomas Jefferson October 11, 2019, 6:42 am

    Brilliant!!! What a business genius this guy is….NOT! Duh, my stupid decision cost us 1/4 of a BILLION $’s from the bottom line, so I think I’ll double-down and remove all firearm sales. That should really bankrupt the company. See how smart I am? GOODBYE “DICK’S”. You are truly a DICK.

  • Allan Morrison October 11, 2019, 6:41 am

    How does this asshole in sheep’s clothing know his anti gun moves will “save one life”. Chances are it’ll cost dozens of others their undefended lives. What an un caring, bandwagon jumping dork he is.

  • Mykee October 11, 2019, 6:35 am

    A case of “cutting off your nose to spite your face ” if I ever saw one. Without guns and hunting gear I have no reason whatsoever to buy anything from Dicks. I can get everything they sell now at hundreds of businesses across the country. As far as I’m concerned, Dicks Sporting Goods just went out of business. You don’t need me and I don’t need you. Adios, sayonara, so long, toodles, bye bye, Bon voyage, 👋 !!!

  • deanbob October 11, 2019, 6:31 am

    “The latest FBI data shows that murders committed with rifles fell by 23.8 percent last year, and the total number of rifle-related murders (297) is eclipsed by those committed with knives, fists, and blunt objects. Stack is apparently unconcerned with the FBI’s data, which has consistently shown that rifle-related murders comprise a tiny fraction of all gun-related murders.”

    ‘Why Law-Abiding Citizens Buy Firearms’ Amy Swearer of Heritage Foundation to Congress
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9AfhdKLNDA

  • piss off October 11, 2019, 6:31 am

    I hope you go broke, YOU HAD TO BE A BIG ASS LIBERAL AND SCREW OVER GUN OWNERS.

  • Scott W October 11, 2019, 6:30 am

    Stack has deviated from his responsibility and duty to Dick’s shareholders in order to pursue his personal political agenda. In the process he has hurt the company financially and significantly. LET THE SHAREHOLDER LAWSUITS BEGIN.

  • Raymond Olko October 11, 2019, 6:30 am

    You got my vote, thanks.

  • Mike October 11, 2019, 6:09 am

    This comes as no surprise to me. Back “in the day”, my buddy and I went into Dick’s very first store (as we live in their home town) to purchase two Remington 1187’s. We knew the salesperson, so he brought out their entire inventory of said firearm , allowing us to choose our barrel length and stock’s grain pattern. He mentioned back then that if Dicks had their way , they wouldn’t sell any guns at all. ( At that time , they had already stopped selling handguns).

    It’s their prerogative to do so, and mine as well as many of my fellow outdoorsmen not to enter any of their stores again……..

  • Charles October 11, 2019, 6:06 am

    Dick’s can burn all their athletic shoes too because I won’t be shopping there!

  • Kam October 11, 2019, 5:54 am

    Idiot. I guess running a company and losing 250mil will keep him in his job for a long time. I guess there going to turn the lose over to the govt to adjust their income. Glad he dont work for a car manufacturer.

  • yogi October 11, 2019, 5:49 am

    They did not ‘DESTROY”

  • Rick October 11, 2019, 5:45 am

    Hopefully enough people will stop doing business with these mega companies, which will help small gun stores and others who believe in our constitution, and these Communist activists will go out of business, sounds like a win win to me

  • Rosie October 11, 2019, 5:31 am

    Well. I have not stepped foot in a Dick’s sporting goods store and I plan to keep it that way. His over the top knee jerk reaction is too much. If you do not want to purchase or sell an item. Then don’t. But live with the choice. I hope they go bankrupt.

  • The SGM October 11, 2019, 5:17 am

    Good for them. I will continue to hope that they continue their loses until they can no longer be sustained and they are gone or at least downsize to one store selling jock straps.

    • Mike Watkins October 11, 2019, 11:59 am

      Hahaha! The typical Dick’s customer probably has no use for a jock strap.

  • Ron October 11, 2019, 5:15 am

    Stack is a idiot what he done will not change one thing on gun violence what so ever!!! Hope he goes out of business

  • Joe Burge October 11, 2019, 4:54 am

    Dick

  • mick dernin October 11, 2019, 4:48 am

    how many lives would a 25mph national speed limit save?

  • SteveInSedona October 11, 2019, 4:35 am

    Ain’t that a bitch. Bye-bye Dick’s

  • David Hardy October 11, 2019, 4:22 am

    “A fool & his money are soon parted.”

  • D..k.. October 11, 2019, 4:22 am

    Dicks has lost all of my business. Will never shop there again.

  • James Coles October 11, 2019, 4:10 am

    Seems to me Dick’s might just as well remove ALL merchandise from their shelves, shutter the windows & lock the doors — no one I know will ever buy ANYTHING from Dick’s again.
    Oh, and Mr DICK’S CEO, your current trick — removing & destroying semi-auto rifles might indeed save one life but at the cost of damaging/destroying the lives & livelihoods of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of persons associated with Dick’s Sporting Goods stores.
    Smooth move, Ex Lax.

  • Mike lemons October 11, 2019, 3:59 am

    I pray they go broke🖕

  • Christopher Chason October 11, 2019, 2:47 am

    Proof that “A FOOL and his money soon go separate ways”! I hope the braindead chump goes bankrupt!

  • mikeb October 11, 2019, 2:31 am

    Might as well stop selling all firearms and ammunition in all their stores as few gun owners would buy there anyway. Wonder how the shareholders are taking the $250 million loss?

  • catawampus October 10, 2019, 10:14 pm

    as a business model I wouldn’t recommend his approach. If he needed to get rid of weapons he could have donated them to 3rd world game wardens, you know people apposing ivory poachers or other underfunded law enforcement, Nope, he wants to play politics.

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