Dick’s Sporting Goods to Destroy AR-15s Pulled from Shelves

Dick’s is putting its foot down on selling black rifles and magazines holding more than 10 rounds.
(Photo: Mike Mozart/YouTube)

Like athlete’s foot and X-Files reboots, Dick’s Sporting Goods just won’t go away.

The company took virtue signaling to a whole new level this week, telling the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that it plans to destroy the “assault-style rifles” it recently banned from its Field & Stream stores.

“We are in the process of destroying all firearms and accessories that are no longer for sale as a result of our February 28th policy change,” a spokeswoman told the Post-Gazette. “We are destroying the firearms in accordance with federal guidelines and regulations.”

Rifles will be destroyed at the company’s distribution centers and the parts sent to a salvage company to be recycled. The sports and outdoor retailer did not tell the Post-Gazette how much merchandise would be included or what kind of financial losses the company would sustain.

Dick’s announced following the Parkland massacre that they would stop selling standard capacity magazines and “assault-style rifles” at their specialty outdoor chain, Field & Stream. They also halted the sale of all types of firearms to anyone under age 21.

While the latest move indicates the company’s commitment to its new policy, they’ve faced backlash from the pro-gun community. Two young men under the arbitrary age limit have sued the company for its new policy, and Dick’s posted “deeper than expected losses” in its most recent quarter.

Dick’s banned AR-type rifles at its namesake stores following the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012. But later introduced the rifles to its more limited number of Field & Stream stores. The company hasn’t said what it did with the rifles following its first ban.

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

A perfect analogy!

The decision to destroy the rifles likely stems from a recent rash of viral videos that show gun owners destroying their AR-15s. The most common rationale among the videos’ creators is that they don’t want the rifles to “fall into the wrong hands” and would rather destroy the firearm than sell it back to a dealer.

This is all grandstanding, of course, because of the estimated 10 million modern sporting rifles in the United States, a grand total of 285 rifles of any kind were used to commit homicides in 2013 (a .00285% chance). The odds of dying in a car crash are about 54 times higher (a .155% chance). But it’s tough to find anyone destroying their cars over public safety concerns.

Also, if Dick’s decides to film their do-gooder exploits, they should be careful to avoid following the example of Virginia congressional candidate Karen Mallard, who found herself in hot water with the ATF after turning her AR into an SBR and posting the video on Facebook.

About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over two 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.

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  • The Original Brad July 20, 2018, 5:12 am

    Out of curiosity, has anyone (over)paid for an AR pattern rifle at any Dick’s or Field and Stream store and ever used it in a mass shooting? How about just committing a crime, any crime? I found conflicting info online but a statement by Dick’s CEO was “Despite that fact, that particular gun purchased at Dick’s wasn’t used in the rampage. Still, Stack said he felt moved to take action.” So they feel guilty selling a gun, legally to the Parkland shooter, even though he did’t use that gun. I wonder if Toyota feels guilty that their truck are turned into Technicals by dozens of third world nations? Will they stop making Toyota LandCruise pick-up I wonder?

    No one willingly destroys millions of dollars in inventory. Even if it’s just hundred of thousands, I can’t imagine the shareholders would be too pleased. My guess is they pulled some shenanigans with the shareholders and showed how they could turn a loss into a profit. Then got permission to use a contractor who would recycle the raw materials and minimize or even negate the loss. Everyone goes home feeling smug and virtuous. In reality, the company which “destroys” the guns actually just does so by re-serializing them and replacing some internal components to make them full auto. Next they’re repacked and sold as new to a third party who low-balls a bid to fulfill a foreign contract. I know this sounds like tin-foil hat stuff but I’ve seen a lot of similar things happening within the government via Anti-Terrorism assistance and Foreign Military Aid. Watch “War Dogs” and you can get an idea of how the USG winds up buying third and even fourth party weapons and equipment via sub-sourced contracts. The paperwork is all filed legally and all those guns? Well they ceased to exist in their former form and if they surface overseas somewhere, the paperwork actually checks out – if anyone is even savvy enough to figure that out. Google CRU 222 Afghanistan pictures. Those are the good guys but where do you think those AR’s came from?

  • PAUL June 27, 2018, 11:11 am

    A TOTAL WASTE AND JUST AS STUPID AS GUN FREE ZONES

  • Mike Watkins June 4, 2018, 1:24 pm

    My old English teacher, Mrs.Gould, absolutely forbade the use of slang words or abbreviations in the “themes” she assigned us to write. Therefore, since “Dick” is a slang word, we must now refer to the establishment as “Penis’ Sporting Goods.”

  • dave berry May 14, 2018, 3:26 pm

    I stopped doing business with them a long time ago because of their knee jerk reaction to madmen gun violence. They utterly ignore the fact that thousands upon thousand of law abiding citizens own Sporting rifles…typical media craze crap.

    chaper 11 is not far down the road for you

  • Clifford R Montgomery April 25, 2018, 10:13 pm

    Flippin’ Moronic LIBTARDIAN DICKS!
    Who are you to set out to tell us the consumer what we can or can’t buy from you? You don’t make laws, you abide by them! Hope some 18 yr old soldier Sue’s your ass off for not selling bullets or a gun to him when he is the one protecting your rights to freedom! Start thinking Straight Dicks!

  • Chris D April 24, 2018, 10:40 pm

    Why not donate them to city and state law enforcement?

    • Richmond Shaw April 26, 2018, 1:17 pm

      Because they are not military or Law Enforcement grade weapons! That’s what makes all this so stupid!!!!!!!

  • Hondo April 23, 2018, 9:24 pm

    To be fair Dicks is just living up to their name.

    They own them so go ahead and throw away your share holders money.

  • Stack April 23, 2018, 8:33 pm

    I’m not going to purchase any Dicks stock. They must have inherent some Executives from the last company they bought out that, by the way went under. Good for them. Moral but kinda stupid decisions. This is the down fall of another merchant. More room for the remaining. They will be just another other Moes.

  • Linc Qimiq April 23, 2018, 6:20 pm

    I never shop at Dick’s Sporting Goods because AR-15 are destroying by Dick’s Sporting Goods …bye to Dick’s Sports Goods I hope Dick’s Sporting Goods will going slow down till out of business!!!

  • RIchard Hege April 23, 2018, 4:02 pm

    Well, I am going to buy two new kayaks plus all the paraphernalia to haul and fish from them, but don’t think Dick’s sporting goods will get anymore of my business. I have bought all my golf balls, some fishing lures, rods, tackle, plus at least twelve life jackets for my boats. But I guess Dick’s don’t want that business either in the future. I have an AR-15, and it has never killed anyone, nor will it. The liberal faction has taken America in a dangerous direction. If the 2nd Ammendment can be repealed, so can the first!

  • VINCENZO April 23, 2018, 2:31 pm

    Are they also goin to stop selling handguns, many people are killed daily with those . And for destroying hi cap mags well I guess that think it’s ok to kill ten people at a time . If they really cared they would stop selling guns & ammo completely

    • Linc Qimiq April 23, 2018, 6:24 pm

      I don’t need to shoot at good people anywhere except I shoot at criminal who doing bad thing like robbery etc.. it’s very stupid to destroy guns .. but criminal have illegal or stolen gun to shoot any people …

  • BIGKIELBASSA April 23, 2018, 1:01 pm

    The name says it all. DICKS …

  • Andrew N. April 23, 2018, 2:35 am

    This destruction will include BOLT ACTION Ruger Precision Rifles. Why? Because they LOOK like an AR. Brilliant, just fucking brilliant.

  • Beachhawk April 21, 2018, 11:39 pm

    Dick’s is done! How many outdoorsmen do you know who don’t own guns, served in the Armed Forces or grew up around guns? I guess they will have to destroy all of their knives next because England now has a major problem with knife assaults and the London mayor is having the police confiscate every knife they find. (Coming to a kitchen near you, California!)

  • Darrell Bedgood April 21, 2018, 11:29 pm

    I’ve shopped a few times at Dick’s Sporting Goods but won’t be doing so in the future.

  • Greg April 21, 2018, 11:24 pm

    I suspect Dick’s will be stripping parts from these ARs and destroying the lowers, then marketing the parts under a different name. If the strategy works, they’ll end up ahead, financially. At least, that’s what I’d do if I were a dick.

  • Bojangels April 21, 2018, 8:56 pm

    Well I never shopped at Dicks and now Im awful happy I didn’t and now I will never. Hope this is their new business model, maybe they’ll destroy there buildings then Out oF Business they will then be. Wouldn’t that be swell.

  • Wayne April 21, 2018, 2:46 pm

    I knew there was a gut feeling why not to shop at Dicks Sporting Goods. If they choose to destroy something that is just a tool in the right hands, then what’s next? We are the greatest country in the world because of our Constitution and the Amendments that our Fore-Fathers saw fit to draft at the being of our great nation.
    I have no use for any store of facility that thinks otherwise.

  • David B. April 21, 2018, 1:49 pm

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

  • Dennis April 21, 2018, 1:23 pm

    I’ve shopped at Dick’s a few times and after wandering through the aisles for way too long can say their customer service is as poor as their corporate decision making. It appears brainwashed antigun Bernie loving teenagers are making their board decisions for them these days and we all know where that will lead, don’t we, comrades.

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  • David McNaughton April 21, 2018, 10:27 am

    How totally ignorant, stupid reaction. No more business with Dick’s.

  • carter April 21, 2018, 10:10 am

    a dick move. i see what you did there

  • Ejh April 21, 2018, 10:05 am

    I believe there are more pro gun numbers than not. When stores and financial markets start dictating our 2nd amendment rights we stand up and hurt them financially by boycotting their business. I want buy from their business or bank with them. How about you?.

  • chris April 21, 2018, 9:35 am

    This is nothing more than a publicity stunt! Dick’s states they are destroying all the AR’s in stock and not purchasing any more due to the Parkland Florida tragedy. I’ve been in several Dick’s stores with the wife while she was shopping and I would always head to the Guns section. These stores were in the Central Florida area and when I arrived in the Gun section I asked where they kept the AR’s. The salesman’s response was “We don’t stock “Black Rifles” and never have”. Maybe these were isolated stores but this is what the salesman’s response was. Also, even if they did stock these rifles somewhere else and then publicly announcing that you will be destroying all your “Black Rifle” stock inventory is not a good business strategy. I wonder are their any board of directors in this company that really approved of this nonsense? Maybe this is why their earning are way down! Once again Symbolism without Substance takes over!

  • Dan April 21, 2018, 9:21 am

    Sears and K Mart both sold firearms and ammunition at one time. I remember the Ted Williams line sold at Sears. 10 years ago there was 5 or 6 KMarts within 30 miles ffrom where i live now none.

  • Ken Passarella April 21, 2018, 8:13 am

    That’ll show those pesky criminals!

  • gandolf April 21, 2018, 7:39 am

    So they cut off their DICK to spite their face.

    • Hey April 21, 2018, 8:43 pm

      If we follow DICK’S we will be cutting off our own DICKS to stop rapes.

  • Ck April 21, 2018, 2:38 am

    They don’t need your money anymore, the scary black man is not office anymore. Oh wait he drove up sales and allowed concealed carry in national parks. If you live in the sticks you will still buy ammo there. Hurry up Trump to tax you on internet sales. Big government!

  • Ck April 21, 2018, 2:34 am

    No problem don’t shop there anymore, just don’t bitch when sponsors pull themselves from Fox News. Life is a bitch.

  • Rex April 21, 2018, 12:06 am

    Unfortunately, I live in the Peoples Republic of Illinois. We are forced to have a F.O.I.D. card (Firearm Owners I.D.) to purchase ammo, purchase a gun or hunt with a gun. I stopped shopping at Dick’s five years ago when I purchased ammo and the pricks recorded my I.D. number in their computer database. I’ve never shopped there since. I pray they go bankrupt.

  • Norman April 20, 2018, 11:38 pm

    Their name says it all,Dick’s!!! Never been in there, never will. Just another punishment of the law-abiding firearm owners. When punishing the criminals is what needs to be done.

  • Steve April 20, 2018, 11:02 pm

    No more Dick’s for me.

  • WT April 20, 2018, 10:23 pm

    ALL BULLSHIT SHOWBOAT GUNS DO NOT KILL PEOPLE !

  • James Baker April 20, 2018, 8:58 pm

    Never going to shop there again.Spent thousands there over the years, never will step in the store again.

  • David O April 20, 2018, 8:50 pm

    What do the shareholders think of this waste of money destruction?

  • Jimmy April 20, 2018, 8:48 pm

    I hope they can’t claim a tax break for “merchandise loss”

  • CD Raymond April 20, 2018, 8:36 pm

    Like the comments before….who cares….Academy sporting goods is much better and has better prices and merchandise

  • Paul Galanek April 20, 2018, 8:33 pm

    I wonder how their stockholders feel about this “grandstanding”? Do you remember “SportsAuthority”? No longer around and Dicks is following on the same path.

    I do not know a single person who has bought a gun from Dicks- if you want a gun go to your local Gun Store, better selection and in many cases better service and price!

    Bye Dicks, I won’t miss you.

  • Jay keever April 20, 2018, 8:27 pm

    I sure that all of there stock holders will understand when their stock values go down. And I’m sure they will also understand when the company reports a potential multi-million dollar loss for the destruction of all that inventory and associated items.

  • Sam Ruez April 20, 2018, 8:22 pm

    What a bunch of assholes! And of course they will take it off their corporate taxes at FULL retail value. HYPOCRITES!!!!!!!

  • Z April 20, 2018, 7:59 pm

    Flush all dicks with dried nuts attached.
    And don’t look back.

  • Tony Romano April 20, 2018, 7:12 pm

    Who Cares.

  • Glenn61 April 20, 2018, 7:09 pm

    I’m cool with Dicks just wanting to sell sporting guns, I actually prefer a lever rifle and a revolver. And the Clinton gun ban on hi-cap mags did make sense, but unfortunately we all know that the Left can not be trusted, so the NRA stands firm.

    If the Democrats can ever get their heads out of their butts and start proposing legislation that defines and secures a citizen’s right to be armed and not just try to ban everything incrementally, then their future will be bright.

    But that doesn’t seem to be happening anytime soon…….

    • Keith May 2, 2018, 6:34 am

      Bans on “standard capacity magazines” will do nothing but disarm the peaceful and lawful. Ten shots is really terrible if you have to defend yourself or a loved one from serious injury or death from a group of thugs. Meanwhile the man with a three dimensional printer is laughing at these magazine bans while he prints out another one in his basement.

  • Jb April 20, 2018, 7:05 pm

    Its the right name for them DICK,thats what they are a DICK, i never like that store they can go to hell for all i care people stop buying from them and put there stupid asses out of business

  • Tommy Barrios April 20, 2018, 7:02 pm

    Why would anyone want to do business with any business, that has a DICK in it?

  • James Riley April 20, 2018, 6:32 pm

    They are telling all gun owners that we are not to be trusted.Dicks believes they know and feel more than we do. I am telling them that they have lost my respect as a business . I will never shop at any of their stores again.My CHOICE

    • john sabin April 21, 2018, 7:48 am

      I stand proudly with you !!

  • Scotty Gunn April 20, 2018, 6:21 pm

    Good for them! They just helped the gun industry. Now, the manufacturers will make more to fill the market demand. I give Dick’s a few years at the most before they shut their doors.

    • Mike April 21, 2018, 10:26 am

      Unfortunately, I have to disagree with your comment.
      People are stupid, look at cheaper than dirt, dicks etc, they have all screwed over gun owners numerous times and yet they still have customers.

      I gave up on Dicks when they screwed us over on the Remington 700 rifles on black Friday years ago.

      However most people forgot that one, then sandy hook most people forgot that one, now this give it a few months people will be in there buying fishing equipment etc.

      Gun owners are their own worst enemy.

  • Corvette Man April 20, 2018, 6:10 pm

    Dick’s Sporting Goods is making a huge mistake by taking this PC position. I’ll reconsider doing business with them in the future and I’m sure a lot of other Senior Citizens feel the same way!

    • Leonard Feinman April 20, 2018, 10:44 pm

      You are right. They took over another company, but they killed it.

  • Dick April 20, 2018, 6:08 pm

    I went to Dick’s today. I broke all of their skis to save people from injury. I burned all of their jock straps so men don’t get jock itch. I cut up all of their jump ropes so no one will hang themselves.

  • Oohrah April 20, 2018, 5:56 pm

    Hey Dick, Your prophylactic has a big old hole in it. Looks like you will be the baby’s daddy. Your being this stupid, I refuse to do business with you !!! Suspect bankruptcy will be very soon, and very deserving!

  • loupgarous April 20, 2018, 5:36 pm

    Little kid’s voice over footage of a certain sporting goods emporium: “Why do you think they call it ‘Dick’s’?”

  • kb31416 April 20, 2018, 4:34 pm

    So why is Karen Mallard still not in jail for making her illegal SBR, a felony gun law violation?
    Just asking…

    • kb31416 April 20, 2018, 4:35 pm

      After all, it’s been more than 6 weeks.

  • Dave April 20, 2018, 4:23 pm

    Don,t forget about Field and Stream. They also got rid of all of their modern sporting firearms. They are both Dicks. I will never shop at either again.

  • Greg April 20, 2018, 4:06 pm

    Makes you wonder how these Dicks managed to stay in business at all. It falls under that “Special Kind Of Stupid” heading.

  • ed toomey April 20, 2018, 4:06 pm

    the LASER RIFLE IS COMEING TO THE ARMY FIRST, THEN TO THE BAD GUYS GOOD LUCK TRYING TO BUY ONE LEAGALY.

  • m April 20, 2018, 3:59 pm

    This is one more overpriced store I won’t ever deal with. The PRI..un Dicks store in my area didn’t carry guns anyway. I’ll sre miss them: NOT.

  • Trae April 20, 2018, 3:41 pm

    Yeh because losing millions is what profit is all about. I wonder which for sell site will get them. Trying to cash in on a bandwagon that will hopefully lead to a buy out or nationwide closure. Idiots.

  • Bruce Marston April 20, 2018, 3:33 pm

    I HOPE THOSE AT DICK’S DON’T TRY TO SUCK MONEY OUT OF THE TAX PAYERS AS THEY GO DOWN THE TOILET. I’M SURE WE ALL REMEMBER HOW BANK OF AMERICA, AND MANY OTHERS, SCREWED THE TAX PAYERS OUT OF MILLIONS AND MILLIONS AND THEN BOOSTED THE INTEREST ON THEIR CREDIT CARDS AS A LITTLE THANK YOU FOR US SAVING THEIR SKIN!

    AMERICA IS ON THE WAY DOWN THE CRAPPER AND I’M NOT SURE WE CAN STOP IT. GREED MAY END UP BEING THE FINAL STRAW THAT CAUSES THE TOTAL DISTRUCTION OF OUR COUNTRY AND THE ENTIRE WORLD! KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY!

  • Richard Parham April 20, 2018, 3:33 pm

    I live real close to a Dicks store and have bought there before, but I will never go there again, a really stupid decision, if all gun owners will stay away someone will open a real sporting good store.

  • John April 20, 2018, 3:02 pm

    Virtue signaling at its finest. I wonder how many moms in their “pussy” hats can be found at a Field and Stream?

  • Eric Holder April 20, 2018, 2:50 pm

    That little cartoon was just so funny, I have not laughed so hard in a long time. Thank you Dick’s for being a Dick.

  • Dj April 20, 2018, 2:43 pm

    Dicks what a joke, I will never shop buy from them…. My family also to follow me…

  • Damon Brown April 20, 2018, 2:15 pm

    The only thing little Dicks destroyed was half of their customer base. May you bankrupt within the next fiscal year

  • tracy April 20, 2018, 2:11 pm

    Good: Just another, “liberalized” store I do not have to worry about shopping at. FOR ANYTHING!

  • 9MMAN April 20, 2018, 1:45 pm

    Good for Dick’s! With all of the big box stores closing their doors it’s shameful that a pro gun business has chosen to follow the cry’s of the anti-gun establishment and blame the gun and gun accessories for what is clearly a mental issue. The idiocy!

    The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports show that more than twice as many people are beaten to death by fists and feet each year than are shot to death with rifles of any and every kind. These stats also show that there are 4X more people killed with edged ASSAULT weapons than by rifles of any and every kind.

    So the anti- gunners application of common sense here is to ban guns and gun parts? Ok idiots, criminals don’t need a gun to kill you! The BIGGER problem here as WE ALL know is the attention needs to be on stopping all crimes especially those that end in rape, murder, killing and beating someone to death with fists and feet! Does that mean gloves and shoes need regulation too because they are concealing deadly weapons? Where I live a lot of people wear flip flops but I wish they wouldn’t!

    Have the anti-gunners heard of the “Knock Out Game” where mentally charged idiots challenge each other to sneak up on their unsuspecting targets, blindside them, knock them out and then continue to beat them to death! Let’s ban guns and guns parts that makes a lot of sense, NOT!

    One more step in the right direction Dick, we’ll be watching your stocks fall and your doors closing with you!

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/27/fbi-crime-stats-you-are-more-likely-to-be-killed-by-hands-and-feet-than-by-a-shotgun-or-rifle/

  • Dave April 20, 2018, 1:39 pm

    We should all stop giving these anti-gun our business. The only thing those idiots will understand is money. If we use the same tactics as that Hogg kid and boycott them, the the power of the purse will win.

    Stop giving any business to any store, restaurant, coffee shop or anything else that represents the anti-gun craziness.

  • DDayDog April 20, 2018, 1:30 pm

    Dicks. That word says it all.

  • BRASS April 20, 2018, 1:14 pm

    Walmart, Dicks and all the other half in-half out hypocrites should completely get out of the firearms business. They should stop selling all firearms, not just those that “look” like assault weapons. They should stop selling all magazines, not just those that hold more ammunition than they think is politically correct enough to get buy. They should stop selling all firearms ammunition, accessories, even targets.
    Don’t be hypocrites trying to placate the anti-gunners that shop at your stores while also trying to keep as much of the profitable firearms sales as you think you can get away with.
    No one likes half-assed hypocrites, get all the way out, don’t try to bullshit the public, we’re smarter than that. Well, at those that aren’t left wing twits are smarter than that.
    They won’t of course, especially Walmart. Why? Because sporting goods is usually one of if not the most profitable departments in any store. Other than urban only Walmarts, hunters, fisherman, campers and other outdoor sports customers spend a disproportionately high amount in sporting goods compared to other departments in the store. The average sales are higher and the average item price is usually higher than all except electronics, sometimes.
    If Walmart stopped selling all firearms, ammunition and related items, they would lose so much business some stores would be forced to close. Entire families would shop elsewhere. They know this because this has happened before. That’s why these hypocrites are trying to keep as much of the firearms and related business as possible while placating, ass-kissing, the anti-gunners, anti-Second Amendment types that raise the most noise. They are also those least likely to shop at Walmart and Walmart knows this.
    Walmart – Stand up or stand down. Being hypocrites won’t work in the long run, and you know it. Cowardice will come back to bite you in the ass in the end.

  • Tom Smith April 20, 2018, 1:11 pm

    Dick’s Sporting goods is a failing company and is caving to the liberal community. They deserve to fail.

  • Joe April 20, 2018, 1:03 pm

    So this is where the term DICK HEAD came from. Anyone who melts down a firearm and not return it to the supplier for a refund is much more than a DICK HEAD-Corporate Jerk off seems right.

    • Damon Brown April 20, 2018, 2:17 pm

      Lol. Yup. We will call them” Richard Noggin”

  • Mike Watkins April 20, 2018, 12:54 pm

    Dicks is pulling a huge scam. When they say “destroying” those evil black rifles they have in inventory, they don’t quite mean chop saws and acetylene torches. Although there may have been a couple of rifles chopped for publicity pictures.

    Haha. I have this on reliable eyewitness account: they are pushing the pivot and takedown pins out and separating the uppers from the lowers. They’re selling the complete upper and lower assemblies to a “salvage” company that has in their contract with Dicks that they will not put the uppers and lowers back together before reselling them. Those AR’s, or “other” AR’s assembled from the parts, will show up somewhere for sake.

    Sure Dicks is taking a loss, but probably not a huge one. They are even packaging the components to avoid damaging them, although my source thinks it may actually be employees of the AR parts buyer who are doing that.

    We all realize that an AR can be taken down to the separate upper and lower assemblies, but it’s easy to show this to the average liberal, and convince them you have “cut the rifle in half!”

    • Dennis April 21, 2018, 12:55 pm

      If this is true it needs to be disseminated as widely as possible so they’re PC deception can be exposed as a scam.

  • Rev Chuck Lscey April 20, 2018, 12:43 pm

    I want to know when they are going to do away with Simi auto shot guns an 22s or any other weapon that is semi auto. The AR 15 is just a semi auto just like they aren it is not an assault weapon. It does not go fully auto. And to qualify as an assault weapon it has to be able to go fully work you too all need to learn the difference between the two types.

  • chris April 20, 2018, 12:40 pm

    I have rarely gone to “Dick’s” to make purchases before, but now it will be NONE! I will be contacting friends and family to do the same, Every little bit helps the cause.

  • Flip April 20, 2018, 12:26 pm

    Lmao….. Dick’s is on The Fast Track out of business no investor and their right mind would dump money into a company making foolish financial decisions based purely off of motion.

    Dick’s is Dead…. barely has a pulse investors are running for the Hills

  • Philo April 20, 2018, 12:21 pm

    Just one more reason not to support Dickhead’s Sporting Goods. Their prices suck and I can never find anyone to help me anyway. Bye.

  • David Stuckey April 20, 2018, 12:21 pm

    You know…Life is hard but it’s harder if you’re stupid. Dick’s…you reap what you sow.

  • mb April 20, 2018, 12:17 pm

    As long as Dick’s does not benefit from their display of deep “concern”, who cares. However should Dick’s try to declare a loss on their taxes because of their “choice” on what to do with their marketable merchandise, Dick’s needs to be scrutinized for wanton destruction of corporate assets by the IRS.

  • jim April 20, 2018, 12:15 pm

    There is something very wrong with this story. Why would they destroy the guns, when they return them to the mfr., or reseller, and get credit. No, it is not a symbolic gesture by them. We are talking about possibly hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    Personally, I do not believe this story is 100% correct. It makes zero sense.

    • Greg April 20, 2018, 4:13 pm

      Hmm… Makes you wonder how these Dicks managed to stay in business so long. Kinda falls under the heading of, “You Must Be Some Kind Of Stupid…”.

  • Bryan Looney April 20, 2018, 12:00 pm

    The cartoon posted along with the article owes me a computer monitor…mine now has coffee all over it!

    • Chester Dow III April 20, 2018, 6:36 pm

      THAT is funny!! My computer monitor has a martini all over it.

  • Zupglick April 20, 2018, 11:59 am

    Only way Germano could get an invite to Blomberg’s coke party.

  • singleshotcajun April 20, 2018, 11:56 am

    Out of convenience I normally buy my out of state hunting license at a Dicks store when I take my Grandson hunting. Dick’s may make a buck on the sale but no longer .

  • ChuckO April 20, 2018, 11:56 am

    Another group of paper pushing fools who think they understand how their consumers will react. As someone else here mentioned already, they will join the ranks of Sports Authority who’s downfall began when they stopped selling handguns, then all firearms, and then ammo. I had no reason to ever shop there again, and didn’t. Soccer moms can buy jogging sneakers anywhere, and the same is true for all of the rest of the ‘sporting goods’ they sell. Dick’s will be among the bankrupt members of the Retail Apocalypse soon.

  • James April 20, 2018, 11:53 am

    Never been in a dicks store, now I know why. Thought about stopping in one in but never will happen. There you go dick for letting your liberal daughter run the business you get what you wish for losers.

  • Allen Lawson April 20, 2018, 11:52 am

    No dicks end of message .copy??

  • Donald Comfort April 20, 2018, 11:45 am

    Never did care much for Dicks.I will never shop there again.

  • Allen Lawson April 20, 2018, 11:42 am

    Certainly living up to their name . No more bucks to dick heads

  • Larry April 20, 2018, 11:39 am

    I (regrettably) live in CA. My neighbor has a sign in her front window. It reads “BAN ASSAULT RIFLES NOW! These people are becoming brainwashed at a frightening speed.

  • Godfrey Daniel April 20, 2018, 11:37 am

    Who do you think is going to pay for those firearms? Why, it’ll be the sheep who keep buying there. Corporate won’t take the loss. Pay up, suckers.

  • Allen Lawson April 20, 2018, 11:36 am

    The company name is appropriate.myself all my son grandson and son in laws are encouraged to not shop at sickness as well as all friends and acquaintances. To a man and some women have agreed . May dicks go to the bottom . ES&D

  • JOHN T. FOX April 20, 2018, 11:34 am

    DICKS IS BANNED FROM MY WALLET, FOREVER! THEY ARE APPROPRIATELY NAMED TOO!

  • kjj April 20, 2018, 11:31 am

    I will never do business with Dicks again, I can find anything that Dicks sells on the internet cheaper with free shipping. Because these brick and mortar stores have decided to become whole HOGG Political Correct this is why they are all going Bankrupt . They don’t understand the HOLE theory, If your standing in a HOLE don’t keep digging. Don’t add insult to injury but further destroying your customer base with a stunt like this.

  • Grant Stevens April 20, 2018, 11:25 am

    Time for America’s 100-million gun-owners to boycott Dick’s Sporting Goods. Let Dick’s sell their wares in Australia, a police state more in line with their new store “policy.”

  • No1hunter April 20, 2018, 11:21 am

    Never did much business with Dick’s and will never do anymore now. Now remember “Dick” most firearm owners you are kicking in the ass also fish, hike, boat, etc.

    What a dumb business decision. You are right there with WallyMart!

  • Scott April 20, 2018, 11:20 am

    Ultimately it will be Bloomberg and Soros that destroy this country. As they destroy the “on the ground” defense of 80,000,000 gun owners, they leave the country open to the bold enemies to enter it. All it takes is one military technology development that is NOT from the United States to turn the tides of power. Can’t assume the United States will always be the technology leader in military hardware.

    I have been to China a few times. There are huge R&D facilities all over the place. Not what you expect. Thinking that they are only building our products. Not so.

    • jim April 20, 2018, 12:21 pm

      Unless you are talking about a weapon superior to the atom bomb, there is NO single development that would render the U.S. 100% helpless. There are constant breakthroughs in weapon tech, not always by the U.S. or it’s allies. The reason we are virtually invincible at this time is that we DON’T rely upon a single breakthrough, or weapon. We have a very broad military and technological advantage, on many platforms. We also have “eyes” in every nation of the world that has a formed military.

  • bobz2 April 20, 2018, 11:12 am

    You are following in the footsteps of the Sports Authority and K Mart. GOOD RIDANCE!!

  • Todd April 20, 2018, 11:06 am

    What a crock.
    Aside from the cleverly titled motivation of “virtue signaling” (LOVE that!), I’m sure the primary motivation lies elsewhere.

    Having been a successful manufacturer in this very industry, I should imagine that they wanted the manufacturers/wholesalers to swallow the effect of their self-righteous grandstanding and these parties told them to pound sand.

    Todd.

  • Mike April 20, 2018, 10:56 am

    I certainly hope somebody is paying attention to their tax papers.
    If they voluntarily destroy something then claim it as a loss, I hope it is noticed and if illegal is prosecuted fully.

  • FRED April 20, 2018, 10:18 am

    Since you have decided to take sides with the unintelligent individuals about firearms, I no longer wish to purchase ANYTHING from your stores. I am cutting up my rewards card and will never enter your stores again. I am an avid sportsman, but I will not support your chain of stores again.

  • Bigdaddy April 20, 2018, 10:16 am

    Well, I will never step foot back into a dicks sporting good store again. And know manny people that won’t as well. Yep out of business soon. See ya. Don’t be a dick!!!

  • Mike April 20, 2018, 10:14 am

    Dicks started by Ed & Dick Stack in Binghamton/Vestal, NY with original headquarters in Kirkwood, NY. Used to be a good outdoors store but then slid over to sporting goods: golf, baseball,.etc. In Binghamton there is a psych center and the center would let its “less disturbed” clients out for the weekend to allow room for more. One client just happened to stop into to the Dicks store just down the hill from the center and sold him a shotgun. Shortly thereafter he returned home to his unsuspecting wife and used it. Dicks hasn’t been the same since.

  • FRED April 20, 2018, 10:13 am

    since

  • Tire of It April 20, 2018, 10:08 am

    My reward card is cut up on it’s way to dick’s. Will never step foot in the store again along with field & streaming stupidity.

  • Ruel. Pitts April 20, 2018, 10:01 am

    Total. B S

  • Jay Mar April 20, 2018, 9:59 am

    Here’s their corporate contact info. Feel free to email them and let them know yourself.

    Primary Contact

    Donald Germano

    Senior VP- Operations

    345 Court Street

    Coraopolis, PA 15108

    (724) 273-3400 (Use Option 1, Dial by Name Directory)

    Donald.Germano@dscg.com

    Secondary Contact

    Lauren R. Hobart

    President

    345 Court Street

    Coraopolis, PA 15108

    (724) 273-3400 (Use Option 1, Dial by Name Directory)

    Lauren.Hobart@dcsg.com

    Chief Executive

    Edward W. Stack

    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

    345 Court Street

    Coraopolis, PA 15108

    (724) 273-3400 (Use Option 1, Dial by Name Directory)

    Edward.Stack@dcsg.com

  • Roy Tiffner April 20, 2018, 9:57 am

    I’ve shopped at Dick’s in the past and will no more.
    I also stop by the gun counter at other sporting goods stores known to have sold “ black guns “ in the past. When asked if I could be helped by an employee, I inform them, yes or no as the case may be and that I’m just checking whether I would be doing business in any of their other departments.

  • MB April 20, 2018, 9:55 am

    Dick’s is free to buy all the guns from American companies it can afford, and promptly put them in the scrap pile for all I care, it’s their money. I don’t see them making a profit with that business model, but it will be good for Smith& Wesson, Ruger, and all the others. Well until Dick’s folds…Buy some popcorn and watch idiots that run Dick’s run it into the ground. Liberalism is a form of insanity

    • John April 20, 2018, 10:29 am

      How easy it is for Little Dickies to forget the people whom made Dicks Sporting Goods what it is (or was).
      They are too damn stupid to figure out that Gun Owners also shop for all kinds of Sporting Goods, not
      just Firearms. Those folks whom love the Shooting Sports also love all types of outdoor activity, such as
      camping, fishing etc.

      They will eventually go done along with the rest of their Liberal Friends.

  • ben April 20, 2018, 9:53 am

    DICKS aptly named!

  • Dave April 20, 2018, 9:52 am

    In 2014 435 people were killed by blunt objects which includes baseball bats while 248 were killed by rifles, any type of rifle not just AR style rifles. Maybe Dicks should stop selling baseball bats and destroy the unsold stock since blunt objects are responsible for more deaths than rifles.

  • Mike Mal April 20, 2018, 9:36 am

    Why these knuckleheads wouldn’t donate them to law enforcement makes no sense at all. Oh, that’s right, there Dick’s! Even knuckleheads would realize that law enforcement could use them to fight the very situation they are destroying them for. Dick’s Sporting Goods, I think not! My family and I will never shop there again!

    • Hank Goodman April 20, 2018, 11:02 am

      Mike Mal nailed it on the head. As a retired Law Enforcement I worked for a smaller department that had a low budget, and could not afford to arm the officers with a AR15’s to protect themselves, and the community great F*****g move Dick Heads !

  • Arion Mathews April 20, 2018, 9:33 am

    Yeah cause that sounds like a good business move by a store with such slim profit margins. Maybe they’ll make it up with the candles and incense where the AR’s used to be. Or just jack up the price of yoga pants.
    I’m no psychic but I would say the future looks mighty dim for Dick’s. Can’t say I’ll be sad to see them go.

  • Kevin April 20, 2018, 9:21 am

    Well truly Dick’s has an eye site problem for they have lost sight of who purchases a large portion of their retail products!
    Suggest a total boycott of this Leftist establishment and see how long before they file bankruptcy..
    Kev

  • Steve April 20, 2018, 9:18 am

    I used to buy ammo on sale and a few other things at the Dick’s in a nearby town.
    A Dick’s just opened 4 miles from my house. They sent out flyers with a $10 coupon which I promptly placed in the trash.
    I won’t step foot in that store but will thoroughly enjoy watching their going-out-of-business sale.

  • Z April 20, 2018, 9:18 am

    Great, another article whining about what a company exercising their constitutional right to operate their business as they see fit.

    There’s sure to be a blizzard of snowflakes in the comments who get triggered by their choice. I guess this qualifies as a “safe space”.

    • John L April 20, 2018, 9:38 am

      Nice try. But honestly, you suck at trolling. I suggest you put a little more effort in next time.

      • Jay Mar April 20, 2018, 10:01 am

        Touché

    • No1hunter April 20, 2018, 11:18 am

      Gee Z, isn’t someone expressing their opinion (what you call whining) about a business a constitutional right? Typical of far left Lib, you want it your way and NO OTHER WAY!

      Oh, by the way, snowflakes like you commenting from your mom’s basement (safe room), is pathetic but typical from a sad little liberal. Remember, the “snowflakes” are the cry babies from the last presidential election!!!! That is when the term was coined. The same for safe room but I am sure you can’t remember that far back in your drug induced state of muss-mind!

  • Hey April 20, 2018, 9:16 am

    Boycott Dick’s name. Instead of sporting goods stores banning guns, the Doctor (license drug dealers) FDA, should be banning the psychiatric drugs that are known for violent out burst and suicide causing these mass shootings in the first place that many of the mass shooter got dependent on before they stopped taking them and had adverse psychiatric imbalance effects. Notice how the media used to report the mass shooters state they where on psychiatric drugs but now they don’t. They just want to talk about the gun they used. Let’s not forget the opiate crises that has killed more Americans than gun death (2/3 are suicides), all natural disasters, obesity, vehicle wrecks (drunk drivers included, ISIS, Al Qada. COMBINED. Sounds like our military needs to be knocking down the FDA’s door not Syria, Iraq, etc. As an Americans we have forgotten to stand up to our enemies. The main stream media, pharmaceutical companies, the “g” itself. America needs to stop listening to our politicalicans and look at the facts with the realization the government should be held accountable regardless of all the lobbying that is going on and which is the only way the U.S. government now operates. We are doomed for destruction of the internal corruption that has comprised internal security of freedom, financial prosperity, and health.

    • Jorge Garcia April 20, 2018, 11:12 am

      I am very happy for the great health you enjoy, and really hate what I have done to my spine and joints in order to support your ability to say what your saying, but until you have to roll out of bed in the mornings in pain and agony due to your injuries, I suggest you hold back on your fight against pain killers, and as far as I care they should sell them over the counter, and if you want to kill yourself taking a medication in the wrong way, then so be it, kill yourself. but dont make it the the giagantic hurdle its becoming for people who depend on them to be able to function to be able to get them. Its easier for the kids in my hometown to get crank and crystal meth than for old hurt people to aquire pain meds needed just to get out of bed in the mornings.

      • Rdkdave05 April 20, 2018, 1:39 pm

        Thank you for that. I didn’t have to write it myself. As a hurt guy myself that was hurt on a scaffold that collapsed, would up breaking my back in 3 places. Doctors took two years to finally get the right dosage. Now with new state laws, I’ve been cut back to where I was when I first got hurt. People bringing up the opiod “crisis” conveniently forget that prescription pain medicine is now lumped in with heroin. Heroin that is cut and laced with fentanyl. That is the drug causing the overdoses, but now they just say opioid overdose.
        But any how to bring my comment on to the subject at hand, I’ve only bought one shotgun from dicks, only because it was on sale, 100 bucks cheaper than gander, and 75 cheaper than the local shops. I usually don’t even go anywhere else but local gunshops, because they deserve our support and they treat everyone with respect.
        As far as dicks, I’ll never go there again. I might walk in firing there liquidation sale when they go out of business. And I hope that there irs keeps a close eye on their business losses. You cannot willfully destroy inventory and claim it as a business loss. I don’t believe they can use the no sales under 21 for business loss either, since they are technically breaking federal law. Yet it their choice. Unless your a baker that would not bake a cake for a gay wedding for religious reasons.
        Bye bye Dicks. It’s a shame field and stream choose to merge with them. But oh well, hopefully field and stream can figure a way out of this mess, but I doubt it.

  • will April 20, 2018, 9:14 am

    My friends and I will no longer do business with dicks sporting goods. Now I know what Dick’s stands for.

  • TXM1836 April 20, 2018, 9:11 am

    Doesn’t anybody remember the last big anti-gun push when Dick’s took all their “evil black guns” off their shelves? I swore then I would never do business with them again. Then when the pendulum swung back the other way, they mysteriously re-appeared. And now, here we go again. But you really can’t blame them, after all… they really are all dicks!

  • LJ April 20, 2018, 9:10 am

    As a former FFL from 1984 to 1994, this is actually a pretty good thing for the industry. Big box gun stores like Wally World, Dicks, Cabela’s, Bass Pro, and others have done more damage to the retail end of firearm industry then I think a lot of people realize.

    Yes it’s had an effect on competitive pricing, but in the process put thousands of private dealers out of business since slick willie and the brady bunch were in office. As a private gun collector I never patronize one of these businesses no matter how good a deal they offer.

    Help the folks that help us maintain our 2nd amendment rights and take your business to a brick and mortar gun store.

    Just my .02 cents and opinion …

  • Hey April 20, 2018, 9:05 am

    Boycott Dick’s name. Instead of sporting goods stores banning guns, the Doctor (license drug dealers) FDA, should be banning the psychiatric drugs that are known for violent out burst and suicide causing these mass shootings in the first place that many of the mass shooter got dependent on before they stopped taking them and had adverse psychiatric imbalance effects. Notice how the media used to report the mass shooters state they where on psychiatric drugs but now they don’t. They just want to talk about the gun they used. Let’s not forget the opiate crises that has killed more Americans than gun death (2/3 are suicides), all natural disasters, obesity, vehicle wrecks (drunk drivers included, ISIS, Al Qada. Sounds like our military needs to be knocking down the FDA’s door not Syria, Iraq, etc. As an Americans we have forgotten to stand up to our enemies. The main stream media, pharmaceutical companies, the “g” itself. America needs to stop listening to our politicalicans and look at the facts with the realization the government should be held accountable regardless of all the lobbying that is going on and which is the only way the U.S. government now operates. We are doomed for destruction of the internal corruption that has comprised internal security of freedom, financial prosperity, and health.

  • joefoam April 20, 2018, 9:04 am

    I hope the shareholders skin the management of Dicks, they are the ones taking the loss. They’ve already seen a drop in sales, wait until this boycott sets in. The CEO will have to pull the ripcord on his golden parachute and get out of town. I don’t think they can get away with purposely destroying inventory and getting a tax write off, otherwise all merchants would trash non-selling items instead of reselling to the dollar stores. Hope not anyway. I agree that the weapons should be donated to law enforcement, the taxpayers could have saved some cash and it could have been written off as a charitable donation. The management of Dicks must be really stupid to not have thought of that. It’s as dumb as the people sawing their guns in half for their 15 minutes of fame.

  • Michael April 20, 2018, 9:03 am

    The last time I shopped at “Dick’s” (seveal years ago) their clerks acted like dicks, so that is why I have never gone back to any of their stores. Now, the fact they have #1: Made a big deal out of not selling AR15s, and #2: Now destroying those same rifles, reassures me that I made the right decision way back then.
    Even more importantly then boycotting clown operations is to make certain that we all stay well-informed about those we elect to Congress because those are the aristocrats who will destroy us. Remember the Democrat mantra: “Vote early, vote often!”

  • Infidel762X51 April 20, 2018, 8:59 am

    Don’t let them kid you. They will strip the guns, sell off the parts, then destroy the lower worth about $39. A publicity stunt that will cost them very little.

  • Straight shooter April 20, 2018, 8:58 am

    Now do you gun totting, second amendment backing heroes understand WHY the Mom and Pop gun shops are where you should be shopping for your firearms. You don’t go to McDonald’s for a haircut. You go to the BARBER SHOP. Convenience is stripping our constitution apart. CONVENIENTLY…..

    • Rdkdave05 April 20, 2018, 1:42 pm

      I shop at local shops 90% of the time I shop for firearms or ammunition. Always have. Now it will be 💯%

  • wrangler5 April 20, 2018, 8:58 am

    A tax writeoff requires a transfer of property TO a particular kind of recipient. It is safe to assume that none of the scrap materials from the destroyed “assault style” items will go to any charity or government, there will be no tax deduction for Dick’s.

    And note – as I’ve read elsewhere – that describing these things as “assault style” products is an implcit admission by Dick’s that we’re talking about an issue of style or cosmetics, not substance. Something knowledgable gun folks have been saying since the days when the presence or absence of a “pistol grip” on a stock or a flash hider on a barrel made the difference between a rifle that could be sold and one that couldn’t.

    • joefoam April 20, 2018, 10:42 am

      wrangler5- So only ‘assault style’ weapons will be removed and destroyed? But they will continue to sell all other manner of firearms like they are safer than an AR-15. I know I have to double lock and keep them in a separate safe to keep them out of trouble, LOL. Yeah, blame the gun, not the deranged shooter. Will they remove the pointy knives next as they are trying to do in London? I realize they are trying to make a statement but they are ignoring the larger problem, the human race has a violent history and nothing will change that.

  • John W April 20, 2018, 8:53 am

    And they think that will end the violence? And they think they are the only store that sells AR’s? I never liked Dick’s! This makes me like then less. Political Correctness is NOT the responsibility of Americans to follow. It is OUR right to be free and make OUR own choices. NOT the responsibility of others to make those choices for us!

  • Moore April 20, 2018, 8:53 am

    Congrats Dicks, you now have joined Target as 2 stores never to get my business again. “If we give up Liberty for Security, we have neither.” Hope your investers sleep better.

  • Clint W. April 20, 2018, 8:52 am

    I agree with the comments that these should be donated to law enforcement, even then they could take a tax credit for the donation and not lose any money. Dick’s is going to need to place an asterisk after the name on their sign that references ‘Sporting Goods,except…’ and begin a list of the sporting endeavors they don’t support. AR15 reasoning could be applied to any reach out and touch someone Remington’s or Winchesters in higher caliber with optics. When Dicks has to compete with those Walmarts with no firearms, selling clothing, fishing gear, badminton and tennis rackets, maybe those employees looking for a job will have experience for Wally Worlds sports department.

  • MARTIN CANCHOLA April 20, 2018, 8:50 am

    Dick’s, not just a store but a mentality. Rhymes with Prick’s.

  • Gourdhead April 20, 2018, 8:47 am

    I’ll give them $5,000 for the entire lot and ‘destroy’ them for them. lol

  • Ivan Boatwright April 20, 2018, 8:47 am

    It may accomplish nothing by their actions except show they feel the pain of children in school. I am almost 74, never did I fear shootings in school. This is not the world I grew up in. I am a gun collector and own assault-style rifles except for the AR 15 series because I was in Nam when they arrived and learned how deadly they were to my fellow Marines. The enemy did not want them. Children deserve to live without fear but that is not possible in America today.

    • chris April 20, 2018, 12:16 pm

      Thanks for your service and for being a Marine in Vietnam. The point is still the AR15 did not jump up and kill these kids, it just happened to be the shooter’s choice of weapon to kill others, and you know that just as well as I do. The fact that you own guns too makes it even clearer that you already knew that. But, you do sound like a Leftist not conservative, not a Second Amendment supporter, but a Democrat as they own guns too, but don’t support the Constitution of the United States in it’s entirety. People kill people using cars, drugs, knives, bombs, clubs, bare hands, etc. because people are inherently evil. None of us want our children to be killed, but the government is deliberately using ineffective means meant to gain gun control and ultimately subject control. Governments are the biggest mass murders of it’s own people, I believe about 2.5 million and counting?

    • Mike V April 20, 2018, 2:51 pm

      Doesn’t have to be that way. Dying via school shooting is extremely rare and more so than it used to be.

      We wrongly perceive the threat level.

      We view today under a microscope.

  • William M Durham April 20, 2018, 8:47 am

    This action really sucks, BUT there is a real way to get some fun out of this. Dicks is proud of their price matching policy, I have used it several times and really enjoyed the great savings it gave me. Find the item you want that they carry then research it and find out who has it on sale for a big prices drop and copy the add and go to Dicks and save some money at their expense. If enough people do this their profit margin will fall through the floor and they will have to either change their policy which will hurt their sales big time or just suck it up and suffer. No the purchase of 1 crossbow and 1 shotgun I save over 600 dollars by using this. Try it , its fun to et what you want, save money and stick it to Dicks.

  • Buddy Parker April 20, 2018, 8:44 am

    I have shopped at Dicks and Field & Stream for years in Mobile & Birmingham, Alabama. No more! I also advised my financial advisor to make sure I do not have any Dicks stock in my portfolio. Dicks has the right to sell whatever they want and I have the right to react to their PR stunt as I see fit.

  • Roger Topping April 20, 2018, 8:42 am

    Add me to the list of folks who will no longer patronize Dick’s.

  • Doc April 20, 2018, 8:41 am

    Dick’s Sporting Goods is a company who’s tenure is rapidly coming to an end. I know I won’t spend one dime of my money there no matter what. In my 60 years on this Earth I have never seen a company so inept as to put they’re very life on the line for something so stupid. This just goes to show how completely ignorant the liberal mentality is getting to be.

  • donald werning April 20, 2018, 8:38 am

    stupid is stupid and i will never shop at dicks again, needs to be boycotted, should have donated to local police and armed forces to help them out.

  • Ricky Brock April 20, 2018, 8:37 am

    I will never buy from dicks again ( You are truly living up to your name )

  • MJB April 20, 2018, 8:37 am

    I have bought my last item from Dick’s. How idiotic can you be? A typical touchy feely female managed outfit blaming guns when you have a people problem.

  • mike moran April 20, 2018, 8:35 am

    THIS is PRECISELY WHY our side IS losing and will KEEP losing and in the end WILL LOSE!! This article SHOULD have been about the UNPRECEDENTED DROP IN SALES the likes of which have NEVER been seen before. This SHOULD have been how DICK’S is staring down the throat of BANKRUPTCY!! Because ANYONE who has ANYTHING to do with SHOOTING AT ALL AND THEIR FAMILIES, should have never walked into THAT SHITHOLE AGAIN!! ACCOUNTS CANCELLED and POINTS BALANCES walked away from. But that will NEVER happen. SAME reason the NFL is STILL in business. BUNCH OF NON-COMMITTAL PUSSIES ON OUR SIDE AND LITTLE BITCHES THAT COULD NEVER GIVE UP ANYTHING BASED ON PRINCIPLE. WHO WILL CONTINUE TO EAT SHIT FROM SCUMBAGS LIKE THESE AND IN THE END WILL WAKE UP IN EUROPE EVEN THOUGH IT’S STILL CALLED AMERICA!!

    • Luke April 20, 2018, 9:11 am

      Geeze, Mike. Tell me how you REALLY feel! LOL

      You’re not wrong. I too feel a lot of folks on these boards and YouTube talk tough, i.e. “Wake up America. ..” blah-blah-blah. But, a lot of it is just talk and no action.

      I’ve never set foot in Dick’s. ‘Never liked the millennial vibe there. But, you’re right. We can harp all day long for years about the injustice of the anti-gun lobby and those who don’t support the Constitution. But, at the end of every day it’s ALL about money. Nobody is pointing to what it’s costing businesses who support anti-gun legislation and the costs of not supporting the Constitution in general.

      Just a small example…..IF enough card holders canceled their Cabela’s (Capital One) and Bass Pro Shops VISA (Bank of America) cards, it might make a difference. But, the only way anyone would know enough to measure that difference is if it were substantial enough to make them squeal. THAT should be the objective of the pro-gun lobby.

      • Roy Tiffner April 20, 2018, 9:45 am

        Cabelas?, Bass Pro? When did they stop selling ARs? Not this year!! And the Bass Pro card is Master Card it hasn’t been a Visa in at least a decade. Don’t get me wrong, if they did I’d dump them.
        But, don’t damn them just because they’re big box. That’s turning on your own for financial reasons JUST LIKE a LIBERAL.

  • Steve April 20, 2018, 8:24 am

    Stupid is as stupid does! That’s all I have to say about that.

  • Dave April 20, 2018, 8:22 am

    So, Dick’s Sporting Goods is destroying their own sporting goods… brilliant business plan. Obama must be a board member.

  • Altoids April 20, 2018, 8:20 am

    There’s only one Dick’s store in this town and I’ve never shopped there.
    Now I never will.

    It’s only a matter of time before they go belly up, since they’ve put off a large portion of their customer base.

    There are too many other pro-gun places to buy, other big box stores that do not pull stunts such as this, and mom and pop gun shops that need our support. I wouldn’t buy so much as a flashlight from Dick’s.

  • Ed April 20, 2018, 8:20 am

    When does the book burning start?

  • N6JSX April 20, 2018, 8:16 am

    Dick’s can operate their business how they choose and I have every right to never shop at Dick’s. But I now advocate for a mass boycott of Dick’s due to they are advertising this anti-gun position to purely get the favor of LIBtards.

    Also since the Dick’s near me has posted “anti-CCW” they are openly welcoming armed-criminals (a free fire zone). Disk’s is an unsafe place to shop – I encourage ‘ALL’ to stay out of Dick’s for their own safet.

    With the troubles that Brick&Mortar stores are having I see Dick’s going under soon, making Dick’s a bad stock investment too.

    This Dick’s PR act reminds me of Stroh’s [fire brewed] beer that was a big big selling brand in the 1970’s until they publicly declared an anti-gun position in the 80’s. They went from big sales to nothing in ~5yrs and forced to sell out to PBR in 1999. mostly due to USA Hunters/Gun shooters boycotted Stroh’s for their public anti-gun PR position. I can only hope that Dick’s goes the same way.

  • Bob31 April 20, 2018, 8:08 am

    Fine, you don’t want to sell these weapons and accessories then you should donate them to law enforcement agencies, in particular those that lack funding for acquiring these types of weapons.

    • kjj April 20, 2018, 10:20 am

      Why would they do that, they are probably anti police also. Besides that would not make a socialist pro HOGG anti gun statement that you will see on ABC CBS NEW YORK TIMES and all the other national news outlets when they shove these evil guns through the crusher. I hope these guns just before there final swan song don’t jump up load themselves and kill a bunch of the media that will surly be there to film and report on this monumental Dicks Sporting goods anti gun spectical ! You know like those evil guns do on there own at every mass shooting.

  • Jim April 20, 2018, 8:02 am

    I haven’t shopped at Dick’s in years. Made the decision when they quit carrying handguns. They seem to have a ‘holier than thou” attitude from my vantage point, so they can keep all their goods to themselves.

  • tom April 20, 2018, 8:01 am

    so long dicks you a bunch of dumb asses

  • Ozark Muleskinner April 20, 2018, 7:57 am

    Dick’s rediculous PR stunt, destroying tools of Liberty is yet another example of the virulent hate-filled activity emanating from the Leftists. They appear to have taken their cue from the black-face-masked fascists who destroyed property at Berkeley, in Philadelphia, Ferguson…anywhere they feel empowered by the MSM shills and the likes of Bloomberg, Soros or other Communist wannabes.

  • Brett April 20, 2018, 7:56 am

    Everyone of you would refuse to be told what you can do with your property. Dicks bought those guns, they are there’s do what they want with. You wouldn’t give two shits if they were destroying golf clubs or tennis rackets.

    • Bob April 20, 2018, 8:50 am

      Brett you misguided liberal who stumbled onto the wrong website, first of all a lesson in correct grammar. Your words, “Dicks bought the guns, they are there’s do what they want with.” You should have payed more attention in your 5th grade class.” What I believe you meant to say was, Dick’s Sporting Goods owns the guns and they can do what they want with them.

      Now about your moronic point of view, we can’t fix that. Don’t go away mad just go away……

      • kjj April 20, 2018, 10:28 am

        He couldn’t pay attention to grammar the socialist government run schools were to busy brainwashing and dragging him out to protest everything that America holds dear.

    • Roy Tiffner April 20, 2018, 9:51 am

      Brett, yes Dick’s has the right to do as they will as opposed to possibly doing good.
      And the people of this site have the right to express their opinion of that ignorance.
      And your point is???
      Also, your grammar/English,??? Were you skipping school with the rest of those delinquents to “protest”

  • Jeffrey L. Frischkorn April 20, 2018, 7:55 am

    Hmmm… I vowed I wouldn’t patronize Dick’s but I think I may swing by the one in our neighborhood and see if it is still selling .223 ammunition.. After all, you can’t stuff .45-70s into the guns Dick’s destroyed…

  • Bobby April 20, 2018, 7:51 am

    We have called our local Dick’s, told them that one of or families will ever shop there for anything agin…our Dick’s cards have been destroyed….the person on the phone could obviously care less….I doubt that they passed message to management. By her tone of voice…I assumed she seemed “bored” by the phone call, because she probably has received many…so my closing comment was …that I hope she “does not lose her job, because Dick’s will be losing a lot of business….”

  • Kenneth Eakman April 20, 2018, 7:51 am

    Take notice that they don’t say how many they are destroying (probably 2). It can’t be many because 1) they stopped selling them once before, 2) no right minded AR shopper would go to Dicks, 3) if it were alot they would be bragging about it.

    Overpriced yuppie clothes with big company sports logos is their niche. Bye, bye Dickheads.

  • Mike jones April 20, 2018, 7:50 am

    Well I’m no longer gonna be shopping at Dicks thanks to their idiotic move on destroying black guns..stupid PR move hope it cost them dearly..pathetic

  • Lawrence Cowan April 20, 2018, 7:46 am

    It to bad Eric Holder is out of the U.S. Government, he could have sent them to Mexico to promote violence there !

  • Huey white April 20, 2018, 7:43 am

    Dick’s should have cut off his trigger finger, then the AR ‘s would be a safe gun?
    I New it was those bad finger examples that cause all of the shootings. And just think the Broward County , Deputy Fiff still has his liberal paying coward position.
    Run, Dick, Run!

  • MoodO April 20, 2018, 7:42 am

    Ironic that just around the corner from our local indoor range/gun store there is a Dick’s…
    Shares a parking lot with Ikea, Total Wine and Guitar Center
    Guess which stores we frequent?
    Don’t be a Dick!
    Stay thirsty my friends…

  • Danny Poston April 20, 2018, 7:28 am

    you dont see people lining up to turn there cell phones in,and i dont know the figures but i would say more people die in car accidents were cell phones are destraction,than shootings,we need to avoid buying anything from dicks and field and stream.if they dont want to sell me a/r guns or accessories then we shouldnt buy anything from them .i promise toy thaey can not survive selling football bats ”’just my opoinion

  • Doug Cooper April 20, 2018, 7:25 am

    Any attempt by Dick’s to try and use this loss as business tax deduction should be considered a federal crime and prosecuted.

  • Wulkan de Villa April 20, 2018, 7:23 am

    Thinking about dick’s move… wouldn’t it possible be a very powerful multi-billion dark force ( like mr. “B” the anti 2A billionaire and friends), actually performing just one of his/their perverse (and pseudo-liberal anti-civil rights), nasty attacks?. Just wonderin’….🤔😞

  • Racerkeith April 20, 2018, 7:23 am

    I’ve reported Dick’s to the IRS and NC tax board for fraudulent tax reporting. There’s a 10% reward for each instance of fraud.
    #boycottDick’s. #boycottFieldandStream

  • Michael Spinelli April 20, 2018, 7:21 am

    They could have donated them to law enforcement. What a stupid waste.

    • kane April 20, 2018, 6:10 pm

      That\’s what I was wondering about, I guess they consider the Police as unworthy as private citizens.

  • Vinuzzo April 20, 2018, 7:13 am

    One comment asks why they wouldn’t donate the guns to their local law enforcement. Because then, sayeth BLM, they will have fallen into the wrong hands! NYUCK, NYUCK!

  • Tom Henry April 20, 2018, 7:12 am

    I used to spend a ton of money at Dick’s Sporting Goods and I used to buy all my of ammo from them but no longer,,,, I did know the company was run by crazy liberal scumbags

  • Joe Gerardi April 20, 2018, 7:10 am

    Well, they certainly are Dick’s.

    ..Joe

  • Vinuzzo April 20, 2018, 7:09 am

    I will never set foot in a Dick’s Sporting Goods store or buy another thing from these assholes. I used to joke that they were “Dicks” in the sense of the word they way Spicoli used it to characterize Mr. Hand. I didn’t know how right I was.

  • Eric April 20, 2018, 7:08 am

    Haven’t set foot in a Dicks in years and only a few times in a Field and Stream so no loss to me. Overpriced yuppie stores anyway. Wouldn’t be surprised to find out Bloomberg cash funded this little stunt.

  • John Robertelli April 20, 2018, 6:53 am

    How narrow minded can they be, why are they selling all the hunting equipment and ammo, time to boycott Dick’s and go back to the small gun shop’s who know that 99% of the guns purchased are mainly used for Hunting and self defense not to attack the general public. I guess this help’s Dick,s get free advertisement.

  • Paul April 20, 2018, 6:53 am

    Politics is behind this , and I’m sure you know that. But most importantly we need to STOP the progressive liberal left
    This year ONCE AND FOR ALL! We need to show up at the polls in record numbers and squash these b@st@rd$ so that
    Our Constitutional rights are never again threatened. Let’s send these liberals , many of them outright criminals, somewhere they can do no more harm. Make America Great Again!

    • Larry April 20, 2018, 11:27 am

      Turn it red, everyone.

  • Robert A Hafetz April 20, 2018, 6:49 am

    Im done with the dicks at Dicks

  • Jeff Hoffman April 20, 2018, 6:44 am

    Hope they reimbursed the company that made them. Since they have all this extra money that they can destroy guns

    • ron April 20, 2018, 8:01 am

      Of course they “reimbursed” the companies that made them – they bought them from the companies! What people really should be asking is what the shareholders are going to do to the CEO for wasting all this money!

  • Bob April 20, 2018, 6:44 am

    There should be a total boycott of trendy Dicks Sporting goods. This is nothing more that a sales play for the bleeding hearts

    Don’t be a Dick shop at Gun friendly stores

  • Floyd April 20, 2018, 6:43 am

    My fanily has been a customer of Dicks since they opened. Thousands spent. No more. Goodbye traitors!

  • Mike April 20, 2018, 6:42 am

    So, what do you suppose they changed their business plan to read? Glad I’m not a shareholder!

  • Cyrus April 20, 2018, 6:32 am

    See Dick Run to Gun Cabinet. See Dick destroy all evil guns . . . Don’t be a Dick!

    • Blaine Clipperton April 20, 2018, 7:08 am

      cyrus…. guns are not evil….hogg and his master are evil though….lol…a bunch of sore losers them demons….they r evil…..

  • Nicholas Viccione April 20, 2018, 6:32 am

    FOOL ! Tax write off ? Hope the Tax man say`s NO STUPID !

  • Irishjim April 20, 2018, 6:29 am

    Dick’s grandstanding is as much about free advertising an staying in the news. I suspect it’s also an attempt to lure replacement shoppers into their store for loss of local sportsmen/women they lost. I personally seldom shopped there for anything let alone overprice guns and ammo in the past. Going forward I wouldn’t even buy a pair of socks from them after this BS stunt. Big box stores are dying due to the internet and the sooner Dick’s goes under they will receive the karma they deserve.

  • Tony April 20, 2018, 6:29 am

    I will not be buying anything from this store.

  • Bryan April 20, 2018, 6:27 am

    So, “after Dicks baned AR’s at their Dick’s stores, later, they introduced the AR’s to their Field and Stream stores”?

    Nothing but a PR scheme that will cost them dearly. They won’t get another penny from me.

  • Nita3000 April 20, 2018, 6:25 am

    This company must have alread been having financial troubles. I say they close out within 2 years most likely less.

  • CountryLogic April 20, 2018, 6:17 am

    I’m sure the stockholders are really thrilled with this move.

  • Tom Jaeger April 20, 2018, 6:13 am

    I’ve made my last visit to Dick’s. Turning in my rewards card too.

  • willy April 20, 2018, 6:09 am

    In a word, what Dick’s did, is ridiculous. It’s another example of the holier than thou attitude that is becoming way too common these days.

  • TOM April 20, 2018, 6:05 am

    I recently stopped at a Dicks (Bloomington, IN) looking for something, I don’t even remember what. I didn’t see another soul in the store! I must have found what I was looking for, because when I got to the checkout, a check out person magically appeared! The only person I saw in the store, customer or staff, was myself and the checkout lady. Looks like they are on their way out, hopefully. Probably another case of the second or third generation destroying what their parents or grandparents built. Check out Top Guns, Terre Haute, IN. or the Internet.

  • Brent Kauser April 20, 2018, 5:22 am

    How freaking stupid?
    Why wouldn’t they at least donate to a their local sherriff or state police agency? Ignorant!

    • ron April 20, 2018, 8:04 am

      Or donate it to me! I’ll take care of it for them!!

    • Ed April 20, 2018, 8:22 am

      Because these so called assault weapons would be meaningless to the police….because they’re not really usable for law enforcement.

  • GILBERT HALE April 20, 2018, 5:17 am

    I am so done with Dick’s for any future purchases. If they were trying to curry favor from the liberal left with their bone headed, misguided ploy it clearly just alienated them from a significant group of consumers who feel any actions that detract from our 2nd amendment rights serves only to further weaken and undermine our right to bear arms in OUR country. I do not wish them evil, but I have taken note of their stock prices since their announcement re: destroying all AR style rifles in stock. They may recover, people will forget in general – but not me.

  • Scott McIntosh April 20, 2018, 5:10 am

    Dicks can suck themselves. I agree they should not get one RED CENT of tax money for destroying those rifles. I really wish people would stop calling ARs guns, they are rifles. Remember R Lee Ermey, God rest his soul, in Full Metal Jacket?, “This is my rifle and this is my gun, this is for fighting and this is for fun!”

  • Nick April 20, 2018, 5:02 am

    Wow!
    What a dick move, by Dicks Sporting Goods.

  • Pamela Barbour April 20, 2018, 4:18 am

    Never been a big fan of Dick’s , but ever since it opened we have patronized it because of convenience. Due to their liberal loving views; we will never patronize them again. Good luck with your failing business!!!

  • buck April 19, 2018, 1:36 pm

    in large letters, BOYCOTT BOYCOTT BOYCOTT this is another sign of the liberal fring left winning a point ! down to the gutter with all of them. vote republican in november and throw more of the damn dems out of office !

    • Mark April 20, 2018, 7:56 am

      NO, NO, NO! DON’T fall into THAT trap. DON’T just vote Republican. There are plenty of Republicans out there who are just as anti-gun as any left wing Democrat you can find. And there is probably a Democrat out there (not sure where, but there must be ONE somewhere!) who understands the Second Amendment and its value.

      PICK YOUR CANDIDATES individually. Ignore the party labels (except as an initial guideline). Check out their records. Do your research people. If someone says one thing and votes otherwise, then toss them out next time and find someone who 1) believes as you do and 2) votes as they believe. And THEN, don’t just ignore them for their entire term in office. Write to them. Call them. Be a total pest to them, reminding them every day that you’re out there watching and what you expect from them. They’re politicians. They don’t hold to much in terms of values. But if they think voting with you will get them re-elected, then they will.

  • Bobs your uncle April 18, 2018, 10:10 pm

    Those that hammer their guns into plows, will end up plowing the fields of those that didn’t. Thomas Jefferson

  • Chance April 18, 2018, 11:54 am

    Dicks was never really my cup of tea – more of a Yuppie, “yeah we carry a little of everything and nothing of real quality” type of place. We live way out in the sticks, but when we went to town, we’d go in once in a while. Guarantee you, I will NEVER set foot in Dicks again, I’ll do without or pay more rather than support that place!
    Pay attention guys (gals too – My wife is a hottie with her AR), things are getting hinkey out there. If you’re not a member of NRA and a regular donor, step up to the line. I may not agree with everything they do, but they ARE our primary front line of defense of our 2nd Amendment RIGHTS! Speak up, be heard, once these things go away, they will be gone forever! Most “anti’s” think AR type rifles are machine guns and those leading the conspiracy to take away our rights are happy to help them believe that! Never back down, never give an inch! Or, we’ll all wind up like that comic (above) where the girl says “I turned in my rifle to support anti-gun violence” – and the guy says “yeah, I cut off my dick to prevent rape”. This all makes about as much sense as that! Tell Dicks to “Stick it” and if they go bankrupt the others will see that supporting the liberal anti’s is counter productive! We’re Americans, with the RIGHT to own arms and protect ourselves! If we loose that, we’ve lost everything!

    • Don April 20, 2018, 4:44 am

      I have to say I went into one at grand opening, was impressed, went back 6 months later, and found Walmart. What a joke. The opening had the makings of a good store. It turned out to being a drawing card. My second and last ever trip, I was greeted to an empty store, maybe 8 employees, all different from grand opening, a bunch of know nothings, I told 10 of my friends, I’m sure they told there friends, that new store is hurting, Very few cars in the parking lot, This is the biggest store ina mall. What a shame.cant wait for it to close and get something good in that Vacated building.

  • Dilligaf April 18, 2018, 1:02 am

    Soooo you get em and now want to waste money by just destroying them?? Yeah, they aren’t a smart company. I go to Dick’s, but only to look for what I want them buy it cheaper online . That dump is way too over priced to begin with

    • Godfrey Daniel April 20, 2018, 11:32 am

      You don’t think they’ll pass those prices on to the people who continue to shop there? Corp. won’t take the loss. Pay up, suckers.

  • Jaque April 17, 2018, 10:49 am

    This company was appropriately named

  • Ray LaFrance April 17, 2018, 9:08 am

    I’m sick n tired of the left whites protected by GUNS tEllington ue we don’t need guns….n I don’t needs KIDS telling me a 70 yr old adult what I need

    • Tracy Carney April 20, 2018, 8:22 am

      Do you think if the African tribesmen of the early eighteen-hundreds had guns to protect themselves against African government there’d be slavery I don’t and that’s the same thing our 2nd amendment protects us from our government turning us into slaves and selling us the other countries like the North Koreans are being done today they’re being sold to Russia because they have no defense against their own government

  • Rob W April 17, 2018, 5:00 am

    That might be alright with the manufacturers, as they’ve already been paid for them, but I got to thinking and that’s dangerous. You know Dicks aren’t just going to take a loss for these, they’re going to use them as a tax write off. I don’t think they should be allowed to do that if they could sell them or even wholesale them out for someone else to use. At least the taxpayers wouldn’t be on the hook for their decision. Not only are the taxpayers going to be out the sales tax, they’re also going to take a loss on them to avoid paying any tax on profits also.

    • Joe Smith April 19, 2018, 6:02 am

      I will never set foot inside Dick’s again.

      • The Original Brad July 20, 2018, 5:14 am

        You can’t write off something you willingly destroy. They had a different plan, I assure you.

  • Mark Duval April 16, 2018, 10:22 pm

    DICKS I will destroy all your AR-15’s and all your magazines that hold more than 10 rounds each for $1000.00

  • Danny Duckett April 16, 2018, 8:13 pm

    Hope dicks looses their ass, they need to get a room along with David Hogg and Emma Gonzales and kiss each others ass.

  • Ronnie April 16, 2018, 5:26 pm

    I’ve been a loyal customer of Dick’s Sporting Goods and Field and Stream for many years do to their recent change in policy concerning Firearms I will no longer shop at Dick’s Sporting Goods or Field and Stream

  • Ronnie April 16, 2018, 5:22 pm

    I’ve shopped at Dick’s Sporting Goods and Field and Stream for many years and have been a loyal customer due to their change in policy concerning Firearms especially the AR-15 I will no longer shop at Dick’s Sporting Goods or Field and Stream and I will tell everyone that I know not to shop there or buy anything from Dick’s Sporting Goods or Field and Stream

  • Tony Romano April 16, 2018, 3:39 pm

    Pathetic, I live in a small town and iv’e been to Dick’s one time and no one was shopping there. I was looking for fishing line little spend’y. I looked around a bit and to my surprise they were spend’y on allot of things i never went back and will never go back. I hope they run themselves out of business for trashing Law abiding gun owners.

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