Dick’s Posts ‘Deeper than Expected’ Losses Weeks After Taking Anti-Gun Stance

Dick’s CEO said its recent anti-gun position is “not going to be positive from a traffic standpoint and a sales standpoint.” 
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Just weeks after halting sales of all firearms to customers under the age of 21 and banning AR-type rifles in its Field and Stream stores, retail giant Dick’s Sporting Goods announced a “deeper-than-expected” sales drop as their stock sank the most in four months, according to Fortune.

“There’s going to be some pushback and we expected that,” said CEO Edward Stack, in an earnings call with Wall Street analysts, CNN reports. “There are going to be the people who don’t shop us anymore for anything.”

Fortune is careful to tell its readers not to blame the company’s struggles on its anti-gun stance. Dick’s has struggled with “excessive inventory and deep discounting,” and it’s been unable to compete with Amazon and Nike, who have both been pushing customers to make online purchases.

Still, Fortune admits that Dick’s has no direct competition. After Sports Authority’s collapse in 2016, Dick’s became the only national chain of its kind, and investors were hopeful the company could capitalize on its singularity.

That hasn’t happened, and on Tuesday Stack admitted the decision to limit gun sales is “not going to be positive from a traffic standpoint and a sales standpoint.”

While he said it’s still too early to judge the effect of his decision, shares of Dick’s fell as much as 7.3 percent to $30.19 in New York, the biggest intraday decline since mid-November.

Same-store sales have been slumping and are expected to stay that way for another year, according to the company. Analysts had estimated these sales would only drop 1.2 percent; instead, they dropped 2 percent last quarter.

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Gun enthusiasts won’t be surprised to learn that the gun and hunting parts of Dick’s business has been “extremely soft,” according to Sam Poser, analyst for Susquehanna Financial Group. He told Fortune that Dick’s decision to limit gun sales was a “prudent decision both from a business and PR perspective,” though it’s unclear why angering a customer base would ever be a prudent business decision.

Dick’s is facing more than just financial trouble. We reported earlier this month that the company is fighting a lawsuit for age discrimination from a 20-year-old in Oregon who was denied the purchase of a Ruger 10/22 at a Field and Stream. Based on Oregon’s discrimination laws, his suit has a good chance of success.

Despite its troubles, the company still plans to open 19 new stores this year.

About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over six 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 Tyler. Got a hot tip? Send him an email at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • Roger March 29, 2018, 3:38 am

    Dicks, go suck yourself! I wld pay triple price not to buy from you lib tard a$$ Hats

    • kely April 20, 2018, 9:19 am

      You meant they should go suck there HOGG didn’t you !?

  • Zhing Pao March 28, 2018, 1:05 pm

    What do you expect from a company run by a bunch of dicks!….If you are old enough to serve in the military in combat infantry at 17 years old like me…AND MILLIONS OF OTHERS,……then you should at least have your domestic gun rights preserved.As a soldier in the 7th INF DIV,I carried a real assault rifle,the select fire m-16 a2,keep your crappy bolt actions..and pump shotguns I will never buy from you again….like Spiccoli said to Mr. Hand in Fastimes at Ridgemont High…YOU DICK!

    • kely April 20, 2018, 9:29 am

      Dicks Sporting, has now lived up to there name, a bunch of HOGG loving Socialist Dicks running the company. A cold day in hell before i ever buy from them or any other store that decides to force there socialist be leafs on our Constitution, This shit has to stop now!

  • KimberproSS March 27, 2018, 10:07 am

    Dick’s Sporting Goods rubbed me raw with poor execution of delivery on products that were falsely advertised in their weekly flier some years ago. I would occasionally stop there to look around since they do have a large selection but rarely bought because their prices are out of line with the industry and there customer service sucked. Since they made their draconian decision, I won’t grace them with my presence for anything. And I tell any of my sporting buddies those stories. Nothing better than experience speaking.

  • Rawhide I March 27, 2018, 12:15 am

    I’m done with Dick’s.

  • Mark March 26, 2018, 9:12 pm

    A great number of liberals aren’t very bright succumbing to the manipulative brainwashing of the Marxists Democrats. But their leaders are extremely inteeligent and skilled at manipulating the masses, owning the media, dumbing down the schools the last 40 years and corralling businesses to back their treason. History is repeating itself. We need to organize and educate Constitutional history and principles and to expose the Marxist lies or we will be caught flat footed. Some former leftists are able to see through the delusional Marxist Democrat tactics. We need to act before civil war breaks out because the Marxists will not see reason because truth is antithetical to their purpose. If we do nothing, we’ll have nothing left and be controlled by Soros’, Bloomberg’s and Obama’s New World Order. Slavery.

    • Jon Jacoboni April 20, 2018, 10:58 am

      I shall not DICK

  • PrivateCarl March 26, 2018, 11:34 am

    Just treat Dick’s like Best Buy. Go in look around ask all the questions, take the firearm to the indoor range, if they have one. Fire a few rounds to get a feel for the firearm. Fire a bunch of firearms if you would like. Then when they are like so we see you like this firearm. Say yeah I think I will get me one. Then as they get ready and super excited ringing you up, look at them and ask what they doing. When they look confused, just tell them you are not buying the firearm from them, as you do not want to support a company that doesn’t believe in the second amendment. Then ask if you can fire something else. Chances are you will be asked to leave, but I bet a good lawyer could get you a settlement because it’s not up to them where you plan to purchase only to provide you with customer service.

    • G.O.A. Patriot March 26, 2018, 1:47 pm

      That’s an outstanding idea Carl! Just brilliant! I think I’ll do just that at my local Dick’s outlet!

    • Mike March 26, 2018, 6:58 pm

      We drove by a Dicks store we’ve stopped at many times in the past. I didn’t even look that way since I’ve taken them off the list of stores I shop at. Then my wife unexpectedly made a joke, she said “do you want to shop at Dicks” and everyone in the car had a belly laugh.
      We look forward to seeing news stories with the words Dick’s and bankruptcy in the headline.

  • Glenn61 March 25, 2018, 2:20 pm

    I don’t have a problem with Dick’s selling only sporting guns and not tactical or semi-auto high capacity guns.
    They’re a sporting goods store, they should only be selling wheel guns , in my opinion.

    • larry parrish March 25, 2018, 9:28 pm

      As far as I know Dicks does not sell handguns.

    • Ethan March 26, 2018, 3:35 pm

      Ok Glenn61 Coco,
      You realize a modern sporting rifle is also referred to as an Armalite model 15, which some may call an AR-15. It’s probably best you don’t contradict yourself.

  • Robert H Cooper Sr March 25, 2018, 11:26 am

    They are violating the rights of an age group that is a large part of the military and who die at age 18 for their country while using an assault weapon. I will never shop there again. All that they sell I can get elsewhere. This ia all about Political Correctness and left wing pressure. Happy going out of business Dick.

  • Mark Tercsak March 25, 2018, 10:49 am

    The last time I was in Dicks
    They had signs up for ammunition was on sale. So I pick up a couple of boxes of 30-06 go to check out the clerk rings it up full price.
    I said fellow there’s a problem , this ammunition is on sale.
    He calls over his manager he said he is right the ammunition is on sale , but instead of ringing up the correct price ,
    They give me these mail in coupon crap, that I have to go out of my way to buy an envelope and a stamp spend extra gas money , put wear and tear on my tires and breaks to drive from their shit hole store to a post office to mail there fucking coupon and hope it does not get lost in the mail and hope I actually get my money back.
    I said you can keep your shit.
    I will not be back.
    Note Dicks is hypocrites they own Field & Stream don’t shop their either.

  • ken March 25, 2018, 5:11 am

    I will never go in dixs again will travel 1 hr round trip to NH to runnys

  • Brandon March 25, 2018, 1:46 am

    We used to buy all sorts of stuff from Dicks..PingPong Tables, to all of our outside games, as well as Guns, and ammo…NEVER AGAIN, ill be damed if 1 dime of my hard earned money is ever spent there again..

  • Derrick Davis March 25, 2018, 12:18 am

    I have to admit that i am not a regular customer, but i will not shop at or promote any anti-gun, or pro gun ban companies. Dicks and Delta are anti-American.

  • Andrew N. March 24, 2018, 11:02 pm

    Dick’s is even dumber than we think. Despite “swearing off” Dick’s, I had to go in to buy my Daughter an ankle brace for torn ligaments, and they were the only place around with one. I expressed my displeasure with their new policies to the sales associate, and he told me I didn’t know everything. Apparently, the AR “ban” isn’t just AR’s. It’s ANY weapon with any resemblance to an AR. He told me they have 4 brand new Ruger Precision Rifles in the back they aren’t allowed to sell anymore. When I pointed out that they are bolt action, he nodded and gave me that “can you believe this crap?” look. If I owned any Dick’s stock, I would sell. Stupid doesn’t survive in business.

  • mike March 24, 2018, 10:47 pm

    We have new Dicks and Myself and friends have not walked through the doors for anything

  • Buba Dugas March 24, 2018, 7:42 pm

    Lay a loaded gun at the entrance to a school and walk away from it. Hold your breath until it commits a crime or fires on its own. You morons don’t get it. People commit crimes, with anything. From a forever “former” customer. Let me know when you collect all the guns from criminals.

    • Buba Dugas March 24, 2018, 7:43 pm

      My messsge doesn’t need moderation.

  • Keenan March 24, 2018, 6:01 pm

    I chosen not to fly delta as well I will not be going to dicks either

  • bmason March 24, 2018, 2:09 pm

    Cabela’s still sell ar’s. There not dicks.

    • sooccerguy243 March 25, 2018, 11:08 am

      your grammar alone should make you ineligible to own a weapon. “Cabela’s still sells ARs. They’re not Dicks”
      Learn some basic english.

      • Andy Morgan March 25, 2018, 12:59 pm

        Learn how to spell “soccer”.

        • Evie March 25, 2018, 9:37 pm


      • Pamela March 26, 2018, 9:28 am

        Soccerguy243. If you have nothing more to add than just correcting people’s grammar keep scrolling.I for one knew what he meant.Does it make you feel superior to correct someone’s grammar?

  • Dennis March 24, 2018, 1:18 pm

    A terrible tragedy; many people of all ages are not feeling as safe as they should. These shootings, are they related to owning guns or the age of the purchaser? What about the basic cause ot the problem. Could it be that many young people have a lot of hate because of broken family life, school bullying, no adult mentor to give a damn & give proper direction, a lousy education system that gives little prospects for good employment, no point of reference on respect to others, all humanism and no God? Maybe we can fix things but we must get rid of the hate first

    • Jim Marshall March 25, 2018, 12:15 am

      The “War on Poverty” has destroyed the Black family telling women to get gubmint welfare and kick the man out of the house. Uncle Sam becomes the father. Only when the boys reach 13 and Mom can’t control them any more, they go nuts, raise hell, sell drugs, or run with bad crowds. LBJ said best in the 1960’s; ” we’ll have these ni**ers voting for us for the next hundred years.” To a Demoncrap, a black voter must be kept dependent, stupid with bad schools, and on the dole. Look at Chicago, Ferguson, Baltimore, etc,etc. All should be paradise on earth but are in reality liberal hellholes where people are fleeing as fast as possible.

    • 7Mark Tercsak March 25, 2018, 10:50 am

      You nailed it

  • Steve March 24, 2018, 12:57 pm

    Used to purchase all the ammunition I needed at the Dicks sporting goods store in my area…. Not anymore ,even it it means driving longer distances to another store….

    • Tommy March 26, 2018, 8:12 am

      Why drive when you can buy all the ammo you need online? That’s the route I have taken and it has saved me alot of money.

  • Everett Walker March 24, 2018, 12:29 pm

    They are building a huge one in Waco, Texas. I don’t know if it will be a field and stream store or not but, in either case, the prudent choice for them would be to cut their losses and walk away. We simply have a limited number of junior baseball programs and the LGBTQ community here doesnt’ even HAVE a soccer or Basketball team.

  • Tim March 24, 2018, 10:55 am

    I was days away from purchasing two adult bicycles to the tune of 600.00 from Dicks.
    Then they felt compelled to get political.
    Bad idea!

  • Barry March 24, 2018, 10:06 am

    I will never step foot in Dick’s again as we don’t share the same values! I don’t need to do business with Libtards!

  • Chad March 24, 2018, 9:19 am

    Passed by new Dick’s store last night only about 10 cars in parking lot on a Friday night. Hope your asses go broke. If i ever mistakenly go in one of their stores again I hope someone stomps hell out of me!

  • Jay March 24, 2018, 5:13 am

    Dicks will be fine. They’ll still make gun sales 21+. Not to mention, all of their other athletic equipment, accessories, supplements etc. let’s face it, outside of hunting, camping, fishing or any other outdoor activity that can be accomplished by sitting in the same position for hours. You conservatives aren’t too active

    • Greg March 24, 2018, 12:37 pm

      If Dick’s chooses to NOT sell a product at all, that’s fine with me. It’s their company and it’s their option. If Dick’s chooses to discriminate and tell ADULT US citizens, who can vote and join the military, that they will sell to a 21 year old person, but not the 20 year old person standing next to them at the counter, that is completely illegal and they are going to lose their ass in lawsuits.
      ALSO, if Dick’s wants to stop selling any type of product TO EVERYONE, like semi-auto rifles, factory standard magazines, etc, that’s completely up to them. But by putting out a company written political statement on company letterhead through the company media channels that they are opposed to these products and supporting gun control, then they are voluntarily alienating a huge chunk of their customers.

      Here is my personal list of businesses on my personal black-list. I will never spend another dime at one of these businesses for even a pack of gum:
      Dick’s Sporting goods
      REI (stopped sales of Giro, Bell, and Camelbak because owned by Vista outdoors, also issued political statement)
      Boulder Cycle Sport (same thing REI did)
      Lyft (major donation to current anti-gun BS)

      Feel free to add your list of companies that can no longer use your money to fight against your rights.

      By the way, I know many hunters in Colorado that hike 8-10 hours a day above 8000ft during elk season. I also know many more that shoot that are mountain bikers, or skiers, or runners, or golfers. Dick’s may have never sold them a gun, but they DID piss them off too. They will be out of business within a couple years.

    • Tony Dangle March 24, 2018, 1:21 pm

      Retard alert

      • Jonny5 March 28, 2018, 2:36 am

        Do you normally give a warning when you post?

    • Greg March 24, 2018, 8:39 pm

      Now that is funny.

    • Dewayne March 24, 2018, 9:43 pm

      We conservatives are more active than liberals. We work for everything we need and want, and not ask for help unless we really need it. We don’t think anything is owed to us. Never have, never will. The liberals can continue to keep going to Dicks, but I for 1 will never buy anything from them again, and hope that end up bankrupt.

    • Nate March 24, 2018, 10:36 pm

      That’s a lie lol. I know plenty of active conservatives.

    • Pam March 24, 2018, 10:46 pm

      Wow! I’m not sure I would be considered a conservative but, I am a gun owner, a hunter and an American who is concerned with preserving our civil rights. Just to let you know, gun sales are a substantial part of any sporting goods store’s sales. Dick’s will surely suffer for their lapse of judgement in this matter. And the presumption that all hunter’s are sedentary, is naive, disrespectful and rude. I gather by your comments, you are a Liberal, which no doubt accounts for your ignorance and prejudice on anything firearm related. Although you may not value your second amendment rights, many others do–and have done so in order to preserve the rights you freely exercise now.

    • Bdrw March 26, 2018, 7:11 am

      No dumb shit, there are plenty of other stores that sell sporting and hunting equipment. 😂😂stupid ass.

  • Arturo March 24, 2018, 1:03 am

    I congratulate Dick’s on making this excellent decision. In the past I have entered a Dick’s store twice; once to look at ammo prices and once to purchase an airsoft pellet rifle. The ammo prices were ridiculously high so I did not buy. When I spoke to the clerk regarding firearm and ammunition general questions, it was clear that the person knew nothing about either subject even though he was in charge of that section of the store. As for the airsoft gun, it broke the second time I used it. Since the merchandise was cheaply made but expensive to purchase, and the staff knew nothing about the products they sold, it is smart to stop selling them. I am sure that they will be able to make a profit if they start charging people a small fee to use the restroom key. Using the restroom seemed to be the reason that most of the people stopped in but at least on the way out, they would buy a soda and/or a “power bar” of some sort when they handed the key back. So, since they suck at something, it is smart to stop trying to make money on the things they suck at.

  • James March 24, 2018, 12:45 am

    Dicks can suck a dick

  • Mike March 23, 2018, 11:21 pm

    You guys sound like a bunch of crybaby pansy azz schoolboys, I’m taking my marbles and going home. I still buy my ammo at Dick’s along with plenty of other things, my son and I are going this weekend to buy new handguns. Do I give a ratzazz about Dick’s trying to take a stand to stop these little morons from killing each other? No, all this talk of 2nd Amendment and gun control is not going to do squat, it will not prevent stupidity, it will not prevent one shooting. The real answer to this has nothing to do with guns or weapons period.

    • Bob March 24, 2018, 12:38 pm

      Mike you sound like a libtard who is conflicted. It isn’t about taking your marbles and going home. ts about making a conscious decision not to patronize a spineless corporation that discriminates against adults between the ages of 18-20 because it is the politically correct thing to do following the school shooting in Florida that should have been prevented had law enforcement simply done their job in the first place. This issue is obviously too complex for you to comprehend in your small mind which is dysfunctional anyway because you are a libtard. Now don’t go away mad, just go away!!!

    • Jsr March 24, 2018, 4:48 pm

      I worked at dick’s… they don’t sell handguns just rifles and shotguns dude

      • Hahahayourstupid March 25, 2018, 6:23 pm

        Just because your store doesnt sell em doesnt mean others dont my friend. IJS

  • JAT March 23, 2018, 9:57 pm

    We do not need corporations legislating morality. I will no longer shop at Dicks. Place was over priced anyway.

  • Kevin Jones March 23, 2018, 4:42 pm

    I will not support Dick’s or Field & Stream they always had good sales on Trap load 12Ga picked up thousands a year for my 14 year old that shoots competitively. Not now will shop elsewhere. They will be out of business in two years. Gun Hating CEO that runs the place but not for long.

  • Randy L Gage March 23, 2018, 3:38 pm

    Screw Dicks’ LOL now that’s funny.
    I will never shop at a Dick’s if they can not support the Second Amendment. Keeping young hunter’s from purchasing is a Political move only and a disgrace to the US Citizen’s that are law abiding.

  • Ted March 23, 2018, 3:06 pm

    I can’t understand why people are so upset about this. I’ve never bought any of my guns from anyone other than my local gun dealer. I would always rather give my hard earned money to a small business owner who takes pride in what they are selling and has a deep knowledge about the products they sell. It’s the Walmarts, Dick’s and other big corporations that have put many of the locally owned gun shops out of business. I wish the big box stores would get out of the gun business entirely and leave it to the people you can trust know something about what they are selling you.

    • Anafrida March 23, 2018, 5:34 pm

      Folks who own small gun shops and military surplus stores are good people all right. They deserve our support, they are part of the bedrock of America and keeping it alive.

    • Daviedave March 23, 2018, 5:45 pm

      I don’t own a gun, but I now purposefully avoid Dicks and go to Academy.

    • Kevin March 23, 2018, 7:34 pm

      Well said!

    • zeke March 23, 2018, 10:59 pm

      Totally agree

  • Assman March 23, 2018, 2:54 pm

    Dick’s is off my list along with REI. They can both suck it.

  • Not shopping there March 23, 2018, 2:52 pm

    I for one will not support or shop at dicks as with many of the people I hunt with
    And it is because of their stance on guns
    Good luck in the future Mr. Dicks

  • RANDY March 23, 2018, 2:16 pm

    Every “real” American should stop buying from these guys and anyone else who is trying to destroy America by doing what the anti Dems want. Their moronic ideas and lib-tard ways should be treated like the terrorists that they are. Also, tell the stores why you stopped buying from them. Make it loud and clear that until they support our 2nd ammendment, we will all stop giving them one more penny. Heck, maybe get all these kids to march against that! They are slowly killing our gun rights, one tiny step at a time. It wont be long until they completely make it hard to even find guns. Every day, week, month and year, they try to strip America from our rights at government levels. What is needed is to be a “NEW LAW” once and for all stating….”absolutely no more discussing the 2nd ammendment in any level of government”. There is no reason to keep wasting our money to stop what is our right. If the dems would let our kids learn how to read instead of teaching the kids how to do terrorism………. they would be able to read again and understand what “Shall not be infringed” means. Wake up people, if we keep paying movie stars, fake news and the Dems…. they will win and America will be gone. We can then be like Britain, China or N. Korea where you just disappear when you dont do as you are told and become one of the perfect little sheeple flock who works to give the government all your life and money.

    • Faye March 24, 2018, 10:17 am

      Amen 🙏. That’s what they are trying to do to us. Facebook is trying it again won’t let you post anything they don’t like or agree with. You lying Bastards

  • Gary M March 23, 2018, 1:32 pm

    Soon as Dicks changed their policy my familys won’t be shopping there anymore.

    • Don March 24, 2018, 1:31 am

      My family and friends stoped shopping there after there Morristown grand opening.They had what we wanted, Plenty on display, 2 weeks later, staph left, Great merchandise left.Talked to management was told the desply was for grand opening Draw.65 percent of clerks were gone. Merchandise also. Asked where I could get my item, told could be ordered. 2 weeks ,or we don’t carry that anymore. Guess You. Won’t see us again either. (10 of us) what’s left in store is over priced. We have gone out of town ( clarksberg, Nashville) farther to drive, but have what a sporting goods store should have. Oh no snow suits,golf equipment,weight equipment,running shoes exercise bikes, just plan old hunting and fishing supplies at Normal prices.ask a clerk, get an Honest answer Never again to a dicks store, all people I or my friends run into,pass the word. No go to dicks sporting goods.

  • Rich Wilkinson March 23, 2018, 1:18 pm

    I cannot imagine the meeting in their Board (Bored) Room when the discussion came up to intentionally alienate their customer base. Raising the age to purchase any firearm will ONLY AFFECT LAW ABIDING PEOPLE! And doing so will NOT SAVE ONE LIFE! As the geniuses on the Dick’s Board now understand…this decision will put them out of business.
    Banning guns to stop crime…is like cutting your balls off because you think your neighbor has too many children!

  • john March 23, 2018, 1:13 pm

    Good! This is how it’s supposed to work. People vote, either with their money or at the ballot box. Someone who is clearly in favor of the leftist, liberal, socialist, hater, wannabe controllers’ agenda SHOULD suffer the appropriate consequences of their actions. Boycott dicks and …………. MAGA

  • Dennis M March 23, 2018, 12:40 pm

    I have shopped at Dick’s in the past but their prices were too high to buy anything. Then I found a semiautomatic 20GA shotgun for $399 in their catalog (not in stock). Ordered it, order got cancelled internally. When it finally arrived it was $60 more than the catalog price. They gave me $60 worth of shells for it, that wouldn’t cycle the action. Haven’t been in since. Academy does have better prices, always had. Have bought many pieces there with never a hick-up.

    • Rich March 23, 2018, 1:22 pm

      I’ll buy gun from the pawn shop before going to dicks.

  • Big John March 23, 2018, 12:04 pm

    Those Dick’s won’t get another dime from my family or I, no Citi bankcharge cards for us either. Walmart, Delta Airlines and Windham hotels can suck it too! If they want to be PC “Social Justice Warriors” they can do it with their own money-not mine!

  • Awesome Bill from Dawsonville March 23, 2018, 11:43 am

    Rosie O’Donnell and Penny Marshall were K-Mart spokeswomen who led the charge to remove firearms from K-Mart. K-Mart bent to their pressure and look where that got them. I’d shop Dick’s primarily to buy deer stands and hunting equipment and over the years ended up buying a gun or two from them. But while I was there, I’d pick up some socks, boots, a few boxes of ammo, maybe some scent killer etc. Now I no longer have a reason to shop there. Congratulations Dick’s, you’re about to become the new K-Mart.

  • LHS March 23, 2018, 11:42 am

    Go to Academy Sports & Outdoors. Better prices & selection anyway. I quit DICK’S when they stopped selling handguns years ago.
    I hope they choke on it.

    • You're an udior March 23, 2018, 12:20 pm

      They still sell handguns idiot

      • Leighton Cavendish March 23, 2018, 5:20 pm

        No Dick’s I have been to in Florida sells handguns…or ever has…
        perhaps they have some that do…but I have not seen one…unless it is by special order, maybe

      • Jerry Bowers March 23, 2018, 5:25 pm

        Not in every location, moron.

      • ATGR March 23, 2018, 10:12 pm

        Sort of uncalled for. Actually they only sell them in Alaska. They quit selling them in all other stores years ago. Maybe you’re in Alaska, so you weren’t aware.

        • Greg March 24, 2018, 12:43 pm

          Should I mention Dick’s stopped selling semi-auto rifles after Sandy Hook? or will I also get insults thrown at me. Dicks owned Field & Stream who still sold “black rifles” but used the opportunity to get media attention with a letter that will have unintended consequences. They were on their way to bankruptcy anyway, and I’m sure the CEO will get a golden parachute for making stupid decisions and running the business into the ground. It won’t be funded with any of my money.

      • Rouge1 March 24, 2018, 12:16 pm

        Not to me they dont.

  • bjg March 23, 2018, 11:42 am

    Good, They should never recover and go out of business.Traitors.

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  • Johnny March 23, 2018, 11:21 am

    Never shop there for ANYTHING

  • jim March 23, 2018, 11:08 am

    I don’t feel sorry for Dicks, they did it to themselves. I also quit shopping there & plan to stay away from any other stores that have done the same.

  • Capn Stefano March 23, 2018, 11:08 am

    I had never heard of this chain until the recent hullabaloo. It’s not a good thing for them that the first time I hear of them, they are trashing my rights and acting like reactionary libtards. I will never set foot in the place now, and there is a branch, nearby. I hope they crash and burn, ASAP

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  • Frederick March 23, 2018, 11:01 am

    Screw em. After they come out of bankruptcy you will notice that they will have changed they name to DICKHEAD SPORTING GOODS and they will mainly be selling tampons, tutu skirts, and menopause supplements.
    In the mean time, I buy mines neon colored shoes and shirts at AliExpress.

  • John March 23, 2018, 10:54 am

    You cannot be in the business of serving sportsmen and women and play the kneejerk politically correct game. They should have known better and just remained quiet. They now deserve what they get. I will no longer deal with them for anything.

  • Brad March 23, 2018, 10:52 am

    I used to be a frequent patron of Dick’s & affiliate Golf Galaxy. No more! Won’t step into the stores any longer! Dick’s unnecessary politics toward the 2nd A is beyond ignorance! I am agressively discouraging all my friends & family to boycott permanently! Lost business is all they understand, they will het it in spades!

  • Bob March 23, 2018, 10:47 am

    “There’s going to be some pushback and we expected that,” said CEO Edward Stack, in an earnings call with Wall Street analysts, CNN reports. “There are going to be the people who don’t shop us anymore for anything.”
    Good then later on you can explain why your crappy business went down the toilet you politically correct POS!! Boycott Dick Heads Sporting Goods!!

  • Scpdgearhead March 23, 2018, 10:35 am

    I live near one and I will drive ten more miles to shop elsewhere !

  • tony garbo March 23, 2018, 10:17 am

    Guess who WON’T be selling me my new Beretta Over Under . . . Yep, Dicks, and they WON.t be selling me anything else either . . .

    • Jon Dodge March 23, 2018, 10:47 am

      I’m in this group also, no longer go to dicks for anything.

    • SteveO March 23, 2018, 10:53 am

      Like you I wouldn’t be going into Dicks again. Got rid of my Dicks cards. It is around the corner from me but I’ll drive 45 mins.
      down to BASS PRO

  • Dwight Scholl March 23, 2018, 10:13 am

    I drive 200 miles to Academy Sports before I go in Dick’s again!

  • Clint Wilde March 23, 2018, 10:02 am

    I don’t shop at Dick’s, I did go in a couple times, but found their prices a bit high for my taste. I rather support the 3 gunshops in my town than the wallet of some corporate type far removed from their customer base. Online sales for everything is killing most brick and mortar specialty businesses, where multiple offerings and free or very low shipping charges make time and gas to drive 20 miles to them a waste.

  • skipNclair March 23, 2018, 9:51 am

    This is beyond great news, shows that it is also the silent majority that is stepping up. Now we should make sure the same thing is done to Kroger food stores, as they have taken all gun magazines off there shelves, and notified the companies that they will not longer allow anything guns in them, and they will not even allow a picture of a gun. Lets boycott krogers, which I know runs under many names, some being King Snoopers, Smiths, Dillon’s, picNsave,Fry’s, city marker, the fresh market, metro, auto center, fred meyer, food4less, capps, and cala foods.

  • Dave Brown March 23, 2018, 9:51 am

    Do you know the difference between Dicks and Walmart?————- Dicks got the name right!

  • Joseph Kiesznoski March 23, 2018, 9:37 am

    Hope they go out of business.

    • SteveO March 23, 2018, 10:54 am

      I’ll do my part to make sure they do

  • Richard March 23, 2018, 9:35 am

    I worked for Dick’s years ago. I was the archery tech and the top salesman of firearms in our district. Even after getting a better paying job, I stayed with them part-time because I loved the job. But when leadership started changing, I knew it was time to go. Now, I won’t set foot in their stores. They care little for the customer and even less about their employees. This is just the latest in a long line of bad decisions. I feel for the people that will lose their jobs, but this company has no choice but to close it’s doors if they continue on this path.

  • Debi Milker March 23, 2018, 9:14 am

    Sales will continue to go down. You lost ALL BUSINESS from NRA members, gun owners, non gun owners, future gun owners, Republicans, Veterans who fought for our country and use a gun under the age of 21 and those who believe in America and our right to BEAR ARMS.Others will follow the

    • Todd March 23, 2018, 9:22 am

      I agree. I don’t shop there for ANYTHING!

    • John March 23, 2018, 11:09 am

      Better yet, load up your cart to where it is really full at Dicks. Go to the checkout line, unload the content of your cart onto the checkout belt and let them ring everything up. Then when you are expected to pay you say: Oh, what about your gun policies? and then just walk out the door without the stuff. Haha! A bunch of silly dummies is what they are.

      • Jonny5 March 28, 2018, 2:42 am

        Yeah. That’ll learn em.

  • Duane March 23, 2018, 9:03 am

    I have spent money in your store before. I thought you were overpriced, over whelming stock and rather bland and forgettable shopping experience. I will now NEVER enter another Dick’s Sporting Goods store EVER! My wife, children (young adults), extended family and I will not enter your stores ever. I believe in shopping at small businesses since corporations are nothing more than greedy job killing (small business’s) wallet suckers. As a business you NEVER take a politics stance especially one that is emotional.

  • PF Flyer March 23, 2018, 9:02 am

    Gun sales are not the problem at Dick’s and Field & Stream. It is only a symptom. They operate their stores as if every customer knows exactly what they want and the stores only employee “stockers”. Very little customer service in the stores. They need to look deeper to turn their stores around.

  • joefoam March 23, 2018, 8:49 am

    Hope they go out of business. Apparently they underestimated the amount of business gun owners give their stores. Continue the boycotts of all the anti 2A stores. It’ll probably have more effect than trying to get our duly elected officials to support our rights. Money talks, BS walks.

    • Rouge1 March 24, 2018, 12:27 pm

      They were probably using their profits from gun sales to support the globalist elites taking of our constitutional and civil rights anyway.

    • USARSA March 26, 2018, 4:05 pm

      I throw Outback Steakhouse onto this heap also. Their anti-2A policy is so illogical that an armed, uniformed police officer was recently forbidden from entry unless and until he removed his sidearm and left it in his patrol car!

      A pox on ALL gun/people control proponents!

  • David Brantley March 23, 2018, 8:43 am

    Dick’s will never see another penny of my money. Stopped shopping Walmart several years ago but if I hadn’t I certainly would now.7

  • Tony March 23, 2018, 8:42 am

    Dick’s you will no longer have my business. Your knee-jerk reaction is insane. SHame on you. Please stop selling yourself as a “sports store” or “Field and Stream”. It is over.

  • Me March 23, 2018, 8:38 am

    They are changing their name as well. Its going to be called Pussies Sporting Goods. It was rumored they changed they name because they no longer have balls.

  • Dong Smackafool March 23, 2018, 8:33 am

    Fuck Dicks, they’re acting like,……..dicks.

  • The Pontificant March 23, 2018, 8:25 am

    No loyalty, begets no loyalty.

    That which lacks integrity, by definition, will fail.

  • Jake March 23, 2018, 8:19 am

    All the below stores and orgs are anti gun and leftist.
    Dicks, Walmart, l l Bean, Starbucks, AARP, do the little guy a favor and shop with them. Especially small gun stores. They will negotiate on prices and if you buy bulk ammo they will assist in pricing. Besides being friendly they are usually very knowledgeable.

  • Leo March 23, 2018, 8:16 am

    Really? The dumbest business are the ones like DICK’S trying to stand for a so called “moral” issue against their own customers. I have purchased a lot from them but it will inmoral for me to do it again. Bye, bye stupid business!

  • Infidel762X51 March 23, 2018, 8:02 am

    Dicks has been a serious bunch of Dick for years. They dropped handgun sales in the early 90’s after pressure from the libtards and I have not been back since.

  • Jude Trafficano March 23, 2018, 7:55 am

    DICKS …
    What would you expect with a name like … DICKS …

  • Carl March 23, 2018, 7:54 am

    I usually spend a couple of hundred a year at dicks. My wife spends at least twice that on clothes and shoes. That has ended. Academy sports. No big deal just supporting those who support me.

  • JiminGA March 23, 2018, 7:49 am

    I stopped shopping at Dick’s the last time they discontinued selling ARs. So their current action just deepens my loyalty to Academy Sports and my local stores.

  • Ray March 23, 2018, 7:18 am

    They are over priced on their products. I own a small gun shop if you want to purchase a firearm call me I don’t discriminate against age.

  • Tony Gonzales March 23, 2018, 6:58 am

    Dick’s Get Off Texas We In protecting Our 2 Amendment You Can’t Beat Academy Prices, I Won’t A Dime Dick’s

  • Hema March 23, 2018, 6:52 am

    Any BUSINESS of ANY kind, guns or fkn shoes, no matter, that makes or takes a political stand, just ended itself. Could be tomorrow, or next June, it’s over.

    Being a political business owner that sells direct to the public, the absolute dumbest thing is to speak emotionally about a current hot topic. You nights gain thousands of new dumb customers, but you’ll lose millions of regulars. Bye bye sleepy time Dickhead sports. Lastly, who the fk would name a business after a shlong. Yea, gonna start a new business and sell window dressings; think I’ll name it twat’s. Better still… Snatch’s house of curtains. Cmon

    • Altoids March 23, 2018, 8:38 am


    • scott phillips March 23, 2018, 11:08 am

      Snatch’s house of curtains…hahahah…sounds like a panty store…good 1

  • Jeffrey Thomas March 23, 2018, 6:46 am

    We do not need corporations legislating morality. I will no longer shop at Dicks. Place was over priced anyway.

    • David Brantley March 23, 2018, 8:45 am


  • Jay March 23, 2018, 6:41 am

    From all but a few of the comments I see there is still hope for Americans taking a stance against these anti-American companies pulling firearms and or related products off the self for sale! When we stand together and boycott these types of companies is can have an effect! United we Stand Divide We Fall!

  • bison1913 March 23, 2018, 6:09 am

    These are the businesses that have boycotted firearms.
    Sam’s Club…
    Dick’s Sporting Goods…
    Field & Stream…
    Under Armour…
    Shoot lots and stay safe.

    • Robert March 23, 2018, 7:16 am

      Boycott ant or all of them!
      Give your money to like minded local small and on line businesses . Between shooting sports, hunting, fishing, boating and camping that gun owners participate in your talking HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS every year . Avoid Citi Corp and any other entity that anti 2A.

    • Marc March 23, 2018, 7:33 am

      Sam’s Club? I didn’t know that they sell firearms or ammo.

      • Luke March 23, 2018, 8:00 am

        If Sam’s ever did, it musta’ been a while ago. . .which is weird since Walmart’s attitude toward guns changed more recently. (?)

    • David Brantley March 23, 2018, 8:47 am

      Agree. No more UnderArmor since they support kneeler.

    • Rouge1 March 24, 2018, 12:34 pm

      Didnt know about under armuor. Bye to them as well.

  • Phil March 23, 2018, 6:07 am

    If I were a shareholder, watching my investment drop in half, I’d want the CEO’s head on a pike.

    • Mike March 23, 2018, 6:41 am

      thats exactly what will happen.

    • jack March 24, 2018, 6:50 am

      SHORT their stock because its going in the toilet, might as well make a profit on their stupidity.

  • ed toomey March 23, 2018, 6:04 am

    hope they go out soon I all ready have some one wanting there store . There is only one dicks here in Chattanooga and its prime property

  • BobL March 23, 2018, 4:44 am

    I have spent a TON of money at Dicks other store Field And Stream, a top if the line crossbow, rofles, ammo, clothing, bolts and arrows, and in the range of 3-4 THOUSAND a gear. Yes I love my hobbies and am thankful I can have them. But when these f’rs think they can pander to the left as another person mentioned, I AM DONE and have been shopping elsewhere. Runnings and local shops, they are. FAR from the inly game in town. I loved going to see one guy who coukd keep up with my knowledge and passion of the hobbies but guessing he has a lot of free time now with no one I know going to Dicks or Field And Stream since they took a anti gun stance. You restrict one you restrict them all. Why wasnt as much focus of the past FL shooting put on the COWARD COP and other cops whonwere told to stand down?? Why were the FBI and Sheriff called NUMEROUS TIMES and NOTHING was done about this kid??? Yet now we are beyond the gray area restricting not only certain rofles that ate the EXACT SAME as the Minis that do the same thing, and crossed the constitutional line of age descriminatiom? Yet, every single person Inwork with and know in any of my groups or family are done woth them. B-Bye Aholes set up shop in a socialist country, WE ARE DONE WITH YOU.

  • Lance March 23, 2018, 4:15 am

    Go to HELL Dick’s!

  • THEODORE E. BAER March 23, 2018, 4:12 am

    Took all my Dick’s business to their competitor(s).

  • David March 23, 2018, 4:04 am

    So I live in minnesota dicks isn\’t a place we go for hunting supplies,,,if you want golf shorts great,,,,, but a overpriced box of 338s,,,, why,,,,, cabellas is just as bad,,,,, they hire off the street,,,, no knowledge,,,,, stick to stores THAT specialize in firearms

    • deanbob March 23, 2018, 6:52 am

      In general, the same is true here in Texas Dicks and Cabelas); but, Dicks has had some good ammo sales occasionally that I have taken advantage of in the past. But, I will not even be looking at their ads anymore.

  • Chris March 23, 2018, 3:00 am

    Dicks can lick balls. I hope they fold based on denying eligible adults the right to purchase a gun.

  • gary sch March 23, 2018, 2:28 am

    I keft the bunch of dicks as soon as the cashier kiosk posted the question “are you a citizen of the US”

  • Rock Cowles March 23, 2018, 1:47 am

    Is that “balls deep”?

  • You've Done Fudged Up March 23, 2018, 1:37 am

    Hey Dicks CEO. When the board tells you you’re outta there……. I want you to hear Trumps Apprentice voice saying……..”You’re Fired!” Lol

  • Teresa March 23, 2018, 12:49 am

    Dicks: the new future Sports Authority! Hopefully! I’ll travel 2 hrs to go to a Cabela’s or shop online before stepping a foot in that store!

    • Mike March 23, 2018, 6:53 am

      Very true!
      I live in CT, a little over an hour from Cabelas and my wife and I love driving to the store. We make an afternoon out of it…they have great deals and have great food! Last time I bought a Remington 783 in .270 and wife bought her now favorite winter coat.
      They treat military like family there. 20% discount at the deli, fudge and nut stand too. 5% on everything else. Police EMS firefighter also part of the appreciation.
      Aren’t we all tired of retailers making political statements? Show Dick’s they can suck it! Long live Cabelas!
      Oh btw, I do have my favorite mom and pop gun store I go to 15 min away.. Just bought an old trap gun there.

      • Michael Keim March 23, 2018, 12:40 pm

        Cabelas no longer gives veterans a discount. This policy began about a week ago. I believe it was due to Bass Pro purchasing them.

        • Mike March 26, 2018, 7:01 am

          Actually, the policy changed, but they only give it in the store. Not online anymore.

    • deanbob March 23, 2018, 6:53 am

      I can usually find stuff online for less money – if I know what I want.

  • Big Charlie March 22, 2018, 11:33 pm

    I’m going to wait unti they have a going out of business sale .

  • Dave March 22, 2018, 11:12 pm

    Never another dime from me. Credit card cancelled and shredded.
    Also not placing our booster club order there.

  • Ken March 22, 2018, 11:03 pm

    I’d rather go to sportsman’s, or drive hours away to go to cabelas. Dick’s should move out of Oregon, they don’t belong here.

  • tony March 22, 2018, 10:46 pm

    i will never shop at dicks , never again they do not want to sell a rifle to a law abiding people

  • John March 22, 2018, 9:21 pm

    Stopped shopping Dicks for gun supplies years ago. Their prices were high, gun counter staff rude and not knowledgeable

  • Keith March 22, 2018, 8:44 pm

    One less customer here!

  • Jon A. March 22, 2018, 8:13 pm

    I used to drive 2 & 1/2 hours to get to the nearest Dick’s. My buddies and I would carpool all the way there once a month or so and spend like crazy.
    Not anymore!

  • JB guiler March 22, 2018, 7:51 pm

    Last I checked Academy sports was competition for them also.. if your gonna excpect a 18 year old to pick up a weapon to defend this country. Then you best well sell to that same young man !

  • Gregory S. March 22, 2018, 6:38 pm

    All done with Dicks up here in New England! Cabelas gets our business from now on! Play with my rights, fall by the way side! So long Dicks!

    • Rouge1 March 24, 2018, 12:44 pm

      They arnt playing when it comes to helping the elitist globalists taking of your civil and constitutional rights. They chose a side and its not on the side of the constitution.

  • Jarod March 22, 2018, 6:33 pm

    I will continue to shop at Dicks. Gun nuts are not boycotting because they only shop at Walmart anyway. The hickabillies are always crying. Just a bunch of snowflakes.

    • Kb31416 March 23, 2018, 6:56 am

      Let me guess Jarod: you go shopping at dicks to buy your hot pink spandex bicycle costume and matching helmet, and a $200 pair of speciality shoes to go with it. Who’s the snowflake?

    • KurtW March 23, 2018, 8:02 am

      Well, I guess we all know who likes Dicks.

    • Michael Keim March 23, 2018, 12:45 pm

      Now we all know you love dicks. It’s too bad you don’t have any balls to go with yours.

  • Steve March 22, 2018, 5:53 pm

    Done with Dicks. DONE.

  • Tony Strokes March 22, 2018, 5:18 pm

    I shop at Cabela’s because they aren’t Dick’s.

    • Mike March 23, 2018, 6:55 am


  • Ernie March 22, 2018, 3:56 pm

    I am not sure where the person lives that wrote this but there are plenty of stores that sale everything dick’s sales and normally cheaper. Maybe they are only regional stores that we have around here but they are not the only player in the game for certain. I have no need to support dick’s and it will be interesting to see if pandering to the left works out for them. Personally, I think running a retail business you would want to be netural in polictics otherwise you run the risk of alienating 1/2 the population pushing one sides agenda over the other.

    Also, go support your local gun shops as most of the time you can find any guns dick’s sells cheaper there and they will appreciate your business a lot more than the big chain stores.

  • Dan March 22, 2018, 3:40 pm

    What they don’t understand is that those calling for tighter restrictions don’t shop at Dick’s to begin with.

  • Walter Cunniff March 22, 2018, 2:47 pm

    I shopped there, past tense, for all of my hiking and camping needs, which adds up to around $11-1200/year. Buying Morrell shoes, not cheap, with the extra warranty, that I have never used. New rain gear, because I am rough on my gear. Condor back packs, because I always want to see if the next model is better than the last was. Never bought a fire arm there and I will never buy ANYTHING from there again. How can you forget your primary customer base? What’s makes you more money? An ArmaLite sale or a pair of hiking shoes?… Smh. Guess I will be going to your competitors instead. Hello Runnings, how are you?

    • Jeff March 22, 2018, 11:12 pm

      You spelled Merrell wrong… interesting.

      • Luke March 23, 2018, 8:06 am

        Could be thinking ‘mushroom’?

  • Manuel March 22, 2018, 2:26 pm

    Idea? Maybe the high school kids can help out ? I mean seeing their not at school. A business caters to it customers or is thought old school? 😕

  • Jeff March 22, 2018, 12:18 pm

    AR- type rifle????

    • Greg March 22, 2018, 5:15 pm

      Couldn’t happen to a bigger bunch of Dick’s.

  • Ak47shooter March 22, 2018, 12:15 pm

    It seems more and more companies have lost sight of the fact that success comes from serving the customer’s needs.
    Don’t give me what I want…I’ll go elsewhere.
    I don’t shop at Dicks, Target, Starbucks and many other anti-2A companies. They can all suck it.

    • Ronnie March 22, 2018, 7:11 pm

      Any company that is antianti-American and stands with the liberal loses my support .. Target, Starbucks and others have lost me .. AK47Shooter is like myself and TRUE Americans .. we support America and the companies that does also

    • THEODORE E. BAER March 23, 2018, 4:14 am

      Me too!

  • Don Williams March 22, 2018, 12:14 pm

    Several months back I saw Dick’s had a sale on .22 rifles. I went to pick one up. I caught a delay, no problem has happened before, just wait. Nope not with Dicks, if you hit delay waiting 7 days doesn’t do it. The consumer has to do Dicks job to get the firearm, you have to call and get a all clear sent to them. It wasn’t that good of Deal, I was done with Dicks then. I don’t believe they ever wanted to sell guns, I think they were just putting up a facade to begin with. They are a over priced clothing store!

  • Dennis March 22, 2018, 12:13 pm

    Will never set foot in their doors again.. hope they go broke..idiots

  • Billy Rosenburg March 22, 2018, 12:06 pm

    Deep discounts my ass, y’all are the most expensive sporting goods store out there. Now you’ve really gone and screwed the pooch, Farewell.

    • Ronnie March 22, 2018, 7:12 pm

      They could be the next Gander Mountain at going under…

  • Aaron March 22, 2018, 12:05 pm

    Never shopped at Dick’s, never will… I will only support local firearm businesses who support the Second Amendment as I’ve always done…

  • Mike Hawkslarge March 22, 2018, 11:58 am

    My entire family and I quit shopping at Dicks after their bone-headed “bold” blunder.
    Big 5 Sporting Goods gets all our business now.
    RIP Dicks – into the dustbin of history…bankruptcy awaits you…and Lorena Bobbitt is waiting for you afterward.

    • bbbs53 March 23, 2018, 3:12 am

      Big-5 is a Kalifornia based company and won’t sell anything not allowed in the people’s republic even if it is legal in YOUR state. Big-5 can suck eggs as well.

  • Mosintom March 22, 2018, 11:18 am

    When your business is suffering for any reason, it is incomprehensible that you would alienate a not-insignificant number of your customers by pandering to an anti-gun agenda. Particularly when that anti-gun agenda is based on lies, misinformation, and emotion, instead of on facts and reality.

  • Kurt March 22, 2018, 11:14 am

    Nice to see.Now baseball season and I usually spend a few hundred on stuff for my son.wife buys Saturday for her running.Not one penny will be spent there not one red cent!!

  • Miguel Ramos March 22, 2018, 10:44 am

    🖕 they are about to open. A new store in mcallen Texas and everyone I know will not shop there

  • Jimmie March 22, 2018, 10:26 am

    As for me and my family we will not be back to shop at dicks or wall mart or Kroger. Pro 2a and proud of it

    • Ryan March 22, 2018, 4:03 pm

      Kroger is pretty pro 2A, aren’t they? They pushed back when dissenters demanded they put a halt to open carrying weapons in their stores, saying they wouldn’t take a negative stance on it.

      • Dan Hobart March 22, 2018, 8:39 pm

        Kroger’s recently announced that the are removing all magazine related to “assault rifles.”

      • Mike March 22, 2018, 8:57 pm

        Kroger is pulling all gun magazines from their shelves and will not sell Tham anymore. Stores that they own, like Fred Meyer, will no longer sell to anyone under 21.

      • mike March 23, 2018, 12:31 am

        Not anymore last week they announced they are stop selling numerous gun magazine

  • Gary March 22, 2018, 10:21 am

    I will never step foot into one of their stores after their last two decisions! Hopefully Dunhams can change their marketing strategy to capture all Dick’s lost customer base.

  • Jim Hovater March 22, 2018, 9:58 am

    I made my last purchase (09/17) at Dick’s. I bought a shotgun. Now I wish I hadn’t.

    • Mike March 23, 2018, 7:11 am

      Actually that was okay.
      Let me explain,
      They will review sales by customers demographics, when sales drop, they will see the correlation.
      Gun buyers=outdoor activities =their business model
      They are done for, they might make it through 3 maybe 4 quarters of poor sales. Surviving longer only because they are large and can absorb large economic downturn. But marketing drives the show in any retail. First they will replace their top tier organization, replace it for a group that will reorganize in chapter 11. They won’t emerge. They’ve changed their business model to suit the libtrals which are not too business savvy.
      You rightly contributed to their demise. Just don’t go there anymore and that will put the nail in their coffin.

  • Maximilian Pelletier March 22, 2018, 7:55 am

    Good I’m glad, maybe now they will rethink shit. I was a big supporter of Dicks when they opened and Sports Authority decided to stop selling guns all together. Now I have been boycotting Dicks since this 21 year old thing came about. You assholes are a bunch of pussies that gave into libertard demands. If it wasn’t for the credit card I have money still to owe these fuckers would never see a dollar from me again. I hope you guys start shutting doors soon. Teach a business not to be a political stand point

  • Dr Motown March 22, 2018, 7:35 am

    Instead of playing politics, these companies should say they are not going to discriminate against any customers. Turn this into a positive campaign for civil rights instead of running away like scared little rabbits.

  • George Cowan March 22, 2018, 7:27 am

    They’ re not Sports Authority, they’re Dicks.

  • Bevo Francis March 22, 2018, 7:24 am

    Well “Dick”, now you have ticked me off. See you later, hello Amazon and my local gun shop.

  • Jason Richer March 22, 2018, 6:20 am

    I’ll never step foot in their store/s again.

  • Dark Shroud March 22, 2018, 3:16 am

    I\’ll shop at Sears, Sam\’s Club, & Costco for clothes, shoes, & equipment before I ever go into a Dick\’s again.
    Everything else I can order online and Walmart does free ship to store pick-up.

    • Dr Motown March 22, 2018, 7:28 am

      Surprised you can still find a Sears…half of them have closed and the other half may be bankrupt by the end of this year

    • racker March 22, 2018, 9:06 am

      Dark Shroud walmart is doing the same age limit as Dicks….we need to boycott them all….

    • John Mitchell March 22, 2018, 9:53 am

      Walmart done the exact same thing Dick’s did. Lol They raised the age to 21 and they stopped selling ar rifles years ago but nobody seems to have a problem with walmart.

      • Rouge1 March 24, 2018, 12:56 pm

        I quit walmart when they were touting the commie van jones’s Color of Government crap.

    • COLLEEN B. March 22, 2018, 10:18 am

      Walmart owns Sams Club. They have followed Dicks with their gun policies. Walmart will not sell guns or ammo to anyone under the age of 21.

      • Joey Bass March 22, 2018, 11:49 am

        Walmart employees are not the smartest when oboma took office and you could not find 22 bullets. I found some at Walmart and they limited each shopper to two boxes, they let my 10, 8, and 2 year old children buy 2 boxes a piece

        • Dennis M March 23, 2018, 12:17 pm

          That was illegal. Maybe shouldn’t put that in writing.

    • Eric D Keeler March 22, 2018, 10:27 am

      Walmart has the same 21 rules also that I heard. Don’t let any of them get away with it

    • Mickey Garlock March 22, 2018, 12:27 pm

      So you’re going to shop at Sam’s and Walmart, yet Walmart did the same thing.

  • James W Schnacky March 22, 2018, 3:14 am

    I still buy my sporting good stuff boots sleeping bags fishing gear their prices haven’t gone up yet not like Gander Mountain didn’t went out of business do that was happening I used to work for a sporting good store still there great place did my discount but their customer service and I’ll really suck since the days I work there there is no more one-on-one the people behind the phone don’t know anything about the product enough they just wait on the number when you call them they don’t know how to answer a question just silly unbelievable….. in our work world today it’s one Misfit being replaced by another misfit….

  • jim tidwell March 22, 2018, 12:33 am

    Dick’s has gotten my last dollar……you liberal bunch of stupid %$%…..don’t you realize that AMERICANS love their guns….bye bye DICKEY

  • Pepe March 22, 2018, 12:03 am

    Get woke, go broke I suppose. Can’t stand how they think they can tell us what to do. Sorry Dick, good luck to you, me and my family of 6 who all play sports will be using other means for equipment.

  • Chuck March 21, 2018, 10:32 pm

    Their gun position is just the latest straw. My wife and I are baseball parents, so we’ve spent quite a bit of money at Dick’s over the years, but their service tanked about three years ago. This was about the same time that Sports Authority went belly up.

    First, they clearly cut their staffing levels, so you could never get any help. Then they moved all the shoes into the backroom, so you have to deal with a bored and apethetic employee when trying on shoes. We used to buy all our athletic shoes there, but my wife won’t even go in anymore. The last time she shopped with Dicks, she had ordered some athletic shoes from Dicks.com and the ones they sent her had clearly been well worn. This was from the warehouse. The local store gave her an unbelievable run around when it came to getting a refund, and she was on the phone with coporate for an hour before she finally got her money. And they had sent her USED shoes!

    • M March 22, 2018, 8:54 am

      Amazon does this too. They’ll spent time/money to make used products look new and re-sell them as brand-spankin’ new if possible.

  • James Webb March 21, 2018, 10:26 pm

    And I still won’t go back to Dicks ever again.

  • gman March 21, 2018, 9:22 pm

    Get Woke! Go Broke!

  • CountMeAmused March 21, 2018, 8:53 pm

    Really? This is my shocked face. Playing politics as a business ends poorly. Try not to insult your core target market. Who did you think were buying the firearms. Dads whose sons play football, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, et al.

    This was insane and I am certain class action worthy.

    Why would anyone do this?

    • Rouge1 March 24, 2018, 1:00 pm

      The idiots are in charge.

  • Rob Gunner March 21, 2018, 8:19 pm

    In our family, no one will be going to Dick’s again. Likewise, we will not fly Delta and I fly quite often. I will suffer and fly United if I have to and that my friends is saying something. Get woke, go broke suckas!

  • FiftycalTX March 21, 2018, 8:02 pm

    All that virtue signaling gets expensive. Especially since DICK hasn’t sold AR’s in THREE YEARS! Get WOKE, GO BROKE! Don’t be a DICK!

  • Steverino March 21, 2018, 6:58 pm

    I’m not convinced Dick’s sold any guns when they were selling guns. I went to Dick’s in Dallas three times to buy ammo and could not get waited on all three times. I walked out empty handed every time. I’ll never go back. Now that they have gone woke, I hope they go broke.

    • Dr Motown March 22, 2018, 7:32 am

      I agree. My local Dick’s had one knowledgable hunter working in the guns/ammo department up until about three years ago. Either he quit, retired or was reassigned, but NOBODY is ever back there anymore. I have to pick up the store phone and page someone to come back there. I’m done with them and sticking to on-line sales, Cabela’s, or my local sports shops

    • Jason March 23, 2018, 3:52 am

      “Now that they have gone woke, I hope they go broke.” sounds like a great bumper sticker.

  • SPQR March 21, 2018, 6:51 pm

    Play stupid games….

    • Dan_Man March 22, 2018, 1:58 am

      Win stupid prizes…

  • Mark March 21, 2018, 12:52 pm

    So the CEO makes a decision that “is not going to be positive from a sales standpoint”. That sounds good for the shareholders, what school of business did he go to? If I were on the board, he’d be gone. I think he should start updating his resume.

    • Nick March 21, 2018, 2:05 pm

      CEO at DICk’S will be looking for a job beforehand end of the next Quarter.
      YOUR FIRED !!!

    • Frabj March 21, 2018, 3:01 pm

      Edward Stack, the CEO is the son of the company’s founder, Richard Stack. While a public company, I wonder how much of the stock is controlled by Stack.

    • Kevin March 23, 2018, 8:32 pm

      Won’t that look good on his resume’ then? “I masterminded a corporate descision that resulted in an immediate 7 percent decline in sales.”

  • Robert Killen March 21, 2018, 10:30 am


    • Zoopy zoopee March 21, 2018, 11:01 pm

      Indeed, academy is much better than dicks.

      • Jason March 23, 2018, 3:48 am

        I agree. My town just received Academy within a few years.

      • JUAN October 12, 2019, 7:52 am

        I will not even buy anything from this piece of S. or his stores. Sorry reality, look at the membership of the NRA? Dude u might look good as gray haired man & r probably highly educated. Much like the Dems of the past u have forgot about mid America. Why do u think Trump is thriving. NEVER forget where U came from! We r a gun loving people!

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