Best-selling author Jeff Pearlman just wanted to buy his son a basketball at Big 5 Sporting Goods, but the store lost that $10 sale the second Pearlman spotted the display of hunting rifles.
— Jeff Pearlman (@jeffpearlman) December 1, 2018
— Lord Acton-A-Fool (@LordActonAFool) December 1, 2018
Why? What did you see that made you leave? Did they just not have any basketballs?
— Hills Rancher (@RancherHills) December 1, 2018
Mock him if you will about costing the store the sale of a basketball; just wait until his tweet spreads like wildfire and likely shuts down Big 5.
Well damn. How will they ever make their sales plan without your precious basketball sale?
— Nick Shaffer (@wolvdog316) December 1, 2018
That's the rub of social media, isn't it Cowboy? One basketball sale—no biggie. One basketball sale Tweeted out to 56,000 people. Different story. Peace.
— Jeff Pearlman (@jeffpearlman) December 1, 2018
No, the rub of social media is getting ratio’d — it chafes because suddenly you’re aware that there are a lot of people who exist outside your bubble.
Fake outrage doesn't make a good tweet anymore.
— Orthodox boethius🎄☦ (@internet_m0m) December 1, 2018
— The Gent (@The_Gent49) December 1, 2018
Yep, and thanks to your tweet, I’ll be shopping @big5since55 now.
— Chris Slusser (@Chris_Slusser) December 1, 2018
Yep, don't have them here but now I'll be visiting them online and watching for them when I travel.
— Calhoun (@RCalh) December 1, 2018
I’m sure they’ll survive without your patronage.
— Austin (@Aus10Jenkins) December 1, 2018
You've inspired me to buy something from Big 5. Haven't been in ages since it's out of the way for me, but I shall make the trek. I'll spend at least $100 in your honor, since I need some new shoes and I'll get some .45acp. https://t.co/iYWuBJGiNB
— Harold Stickeehands (@StickeeNotes) December 1, 2018
Thanks for the reminder that the @big5since55 near me has good ammo prices right now. Added it to my list of errands this morning.
— schotts 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@schotts) December 1, 2018
I'm sure they're devastated.
— Gary (@CaliB88) December 1, 2018
Did that mean store hurt your feelings?
— Bambam (@Bambam8109) December 1, 2018
I know right? Inanimate objects are SCAAAAARY!
— Keith (@KeithVreeland1) December 1, 2018
Tell the truth..you peed a little too didn't you?
— Jingle Bell Sasquatch (@mynameissquatch) December 1, 2018
Well then leftists like yourself are in no position to accuse gun owners of having tiny dicks when just the mere sight of guns in a store is enough to scare you out of the building. 😂
— Matt Cipollone (@MattCipollone_) December 1, 2018
Did any of the sporting guns aim at you and fire any rounds?
— rex prescott (@rex1956) December 1, 2018
You poor thing! Do you need counseling?
— Tank Whisperer (@M1A1_Jockey) December 1, 2018
Maybe you're too soft for the world, just stay inside with the lights off
— RoorWade (@RoorWade) December 1, 2018
— Dan (@DanLtcR) December 1, 2018
So brave, thank you for your service
— MrMan (@moderateusrep) December 1, 2018
Pretty maids all in a row. Those are some nice sporting rifles used for hunting and sport.
— Matt Lunn (@iuhoosier1992) December 1, 2018
That’s a good spread of hunting and sport rifles. I approve.
— McCMatt (@McCMatt) December 1, 2018
Just hunting rifles and shotguns. Not even any hand guns. No ARs or AKs etc. either.
— MarineRebb (@MarineRebb) December 1, 2018
The funniest part is that half the guns in the picture are air rifles. Some of which are like one my parents bought me when I was 6 years old. Oh how the West has fallen.
— Assault Clip (@assaultclip) December 1, 2018
Air rifles and shotguns, the lot.
This is why no one takes gun control advocates seriously.
— Q (@Q40398085) December 1, 2018
Even Vice President Joe Biden practically begged American citizens to buy shotguns for self-defense.
I go shoot clays with a shotgun all the time. I think you’re being super dramatic right now.
— ithink (@ifoundtrouble) December 1, 2018
Did the archery equipment trigger you as well? What about the knives?
— ThunderAppreciated (@Thunder91965361) December 1, 2018
Keep signalling, dude
— R Herrold ❎🔹 (@herrold) December 1, 2018
Did you go outside for the first time ?
— Tech Support Payne (@mapellejeff) December 1, 2018
cool story bro
— Garbage Pale Kid ☦️ (@LrdGftdPanther) December 1, 2018
The story would better if your “woke” son had some dialogue.
— Pinch ⭐️ (@BBPHredux) December 1, 2018
No one cares, baby.
— theRoddick (@sirRoddick) December 1, 2018
So? Should I do the same if I see one of your books in a bookstore? Free expression of a civil right. Grow up.
— Aware & Uncompliant (@RoadbikeRon) December 1, 2018
Good for you, take a stand for being defenseless….
— deweyolieberman (@deweyolieberman) December 1, 2018
All he’s saying is, guns should be sold at gun stores, not sporting goods stores.
If guns can only be sold at "gun" stores than it will easier for someone like Eric Holder to bully banks and credit card processors to not service gun stores thus ensuring gun stores are put out of business.
— Lily Fillion (@FillionLily) December 1, 2018
Even people who would happily consider additional gun control laws aren’t that intimidated by a wall of hunting rifles.
Not trolling here (I am for most gun control measures on hand guns and “assault” rifles) –
That appears to be all hunting rifles and shotguns – are you against selling “sporting” guns? Or against a store selling them alongside other sporting goods meant for kids?
— Art VanDeLeigh (@mickeysanto) December 1, 2018
As a hunter that supports common sense gun laws like universal background checks and even some of the more aggressive measures like required training and insurance, I find this post to be completely unproductive and absurd.
— Just Here for the Wohlz (@DontDoxMeBruh) December 1, 2018
I agree with you. I am also in support of gun control and responsible ownership. I am not a hunter but that was a common sight in my family member's homes. They had an assortment of shotguns and rifles for different hunting seasons. Nothing in the pic looks particularly menacing.
— December Jones (@DecemberJones2) December 1, 2018
Nothing in the pic looks particularly menacing … but sure, the government is only interested in taking away your scary looking AR-15s.
They HAD to be DICK'S! With this latest news things just got even WORSE for Dick's Sporting Goods https://t.co/BgxhoObC1R
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 5, 2018
Reminder to Deerfield residents: You have two weeks left to turn in your rifles and shotguns https://t.co/w9FTUXgCVr
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 3, 2018