It’s hard to feel overly sorry for Dick’s Sporting Goods knowing that they did this to themselves in order to pander to some social media gun-control mob who doesn’t shop in their stores in the first place.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) released this statement today:
NSSF Expels Dick’s Sporting Goods https://t.co/XaC3oV6yjx
— NSSF (@NSSF) May 4, 2018
From the NSSF:
The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, Board of Governors today unanimously voted to expel Dick’s Sporting Goods from membership for conduct detrimental to the best interests of the Foundation.
Dick’s Sporting Goods recently hired a Washington D.C.-based government affairs firm, for “[l]obbying related to gun control.” Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward W. Stack announced earlier this year the retail chain would end sales of modern sporting rifles, voluntarily raise the age to 21 to purchase firearms in their stores and called for more restrictive legislation. Dick’s later announced they would destroy the remaining modern sporting rifle inventory. NSSF responded that business decisions should be individually made, but was nonetheless disappointed and the decision does not reflect the reality of the vast majority of law-abiding gun owners.
Gosh, that sounds bad.
But HEY, at least they punished the NRA for a shooting it had nothing to do with, right?!
Way to go, Dick’s.