Just WOW: Dick's Sporting Goods will destroy assault-style rifles pulled from shelves

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by AD1, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    When Dick’s Sporting Goods said it would no longer sell modern sporting rifles at its Field & Stream stores following the Valentine’s Day shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school, one question was what would happen to the unsold firearms in its inventory.

    Typically a retailer may return unsold merchandise to the manufacturer. But in this case, Dick’s Sporting Goods has decided to destroy them.

    “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 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “We are destroying the firearms in accordance with federal guidelines and regulations.”

    Dick's Sporting Goods will destroy assault-style rifles pulled from shelves
  2. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    “Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of Folks”. is all i gots to say on that subject....
  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Boycott Dicks Sporting Goods.....simple enough. Let them feel that decision in their pocket. ;)
  4. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Dicks was never a viable option to me...over priced Chinese junk and poor variety throughput the store made my first visit my last.
  5. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Sweet! The manufacturers still got paid, replacements will be built helping people maintain employment and Dick's foots the bill. I think they should destroy the rest of their inventory as well.
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  6. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator

    They have expensive trendy stuff. I never shop their. IMO that is where the urban Starbuck crowd shops. But that is really stupid to destroy something, wasteful. I wonder if they will recycle them to be environmentally friendly.
  7. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    I wonder how they will certify the destruction. Or who will witness it to keep them honest? The odor of fish out of water too long is hanging around that outfit.
  8. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Please let them just chop off the barrel first and video tape it.
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  9. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    That won't do to qualify as destroyed. Destruction has to happen to the serial numbered part. One way is to flame cut the receiver in the case of semi autos. There has to be enough destruction to prevent rebuilding, (BYKT, would be nice, if ---)
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  10. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    3MTA3 said it best, good on Dicks for wasting all that money, and I agree, they should burn all the stores to the ground!
    I wonder if they will then try to make a insurance claim on the destroyed property? Wouldnt that be rich?!?!?!
  11. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I went to Dick's once, Looked at the prices and determined they were trying to slip me the sausage with no lube
    I left, The end.
  12. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    SWEET! You may have just discovered the solution to all of America's economic problems. What a way to boost productivity and create jobs!

    As for Dick's Sporting goods, I want to drive by and read their Going Out of Business sign.
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  13. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Want to bet they get special tax credits for lost merchandise due to political climate changes?
  14. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    An Iron Worker's shear is all it takes to destroy them, about 2 seconds per weapon.
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  15. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    They must somehow think that moral superiority translates to profits. The soccer moms will shop for the best value. They should change their name to Putz's.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018
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  16. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    There's a pawn shop buy work it's sign said we sale AR15 because we are not Dick's
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  17. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Naw... Dick's fits!
  18. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I am done with Dick's just as I am done with the NFL. Really don't care if they choke on their own vomit...
  19. Lone Gunman

    Lone Gunman Draw Varmint!

    (y) Yup, me too!

    Unless I absolutely positively need something that Dick's has—and I'm unable to obtain it from any other source—I will never buy anything at (crazy) Dick's Sporting Goods, again.

    Dick's is, or at least used to be, in the retail sporting goods business. They're already overpriced on much of what they have for sale; so convenience and having the merchandise in stock are two of their biggest customer draws. Now, by throwing their half-assed political views in with the merchandise, Dick's bizarre social morality has got to end up costing this company BIG TIME.

    (Not to worry for poor Dick's, though. The, now, worldwide cartel of international banksters is sure to carry Dick's Sporting Goods on this one; so they're gonna be OK!) :p

    I don't know what other people might think about Dick's oddball marketing behaviors; but I, sure as shoot 'in, know that I don't want some half-assed purveyor of tennis rackets, exercise equipment, and golf clubs doing all that they can to disarm me and my family.

    Personally I'm very sorry that big socialist government decided to take God and Judeo-Christian morality out of America's public schools; but 'they ' did; and—forget about what Dick's thinks—our entire nation is presently being forced to live with the highly negative results. Results that, truth be told, are only going to get worse!

    Guns, and 'evil black rifles ' are NOT the problem; instead it's the: godless, unethical, largely unaccountable, and highly immoral social malaise that American society has allowed itself to be subverted into that is breeding all of these homicidal sociopaths who are presently abusing and terrifying us, all—Not, I might add, without a significant amount of abstruse (and peculiar) assistance from ' big government ' and the nationally organized news media.

    These social institutions MUST (deep down inside) know better; but they, all, continue to insist upon: (1) Not publicly and effectively punishing the evil doers, themselves. ('Why '? Because good socialists tend to be insanely kindhearted!) (2) Mutually punishing both the just, and the unjust, together, with heavy-handed national (actually universal) disarmament—An historically cruel idea that is presently being repeatedly 'sold ' to the American public as the best practical solution to an otherwise impossible-to-solve societal problem.

    The usual political excuse is something like the cloying admonition, "It's for the safety of the children!" While the historical fact—THE FACT—that universal social disarmament is a frequent precursor to the most violent forms of, both, political and social 'cleansing' (genocide) remains completely ignored. For anyone who thinks that 'it could never happen here ' ... ... well, it's already begun; and with the help of Dick's (politically correct) 'running shoes' is racing through the incipient stages of national disarmament right now!

    (Again, not without a significant amount of peculiar and abstruse help from 'big government '.) :cool:

    Last edited: Apr 17, 2018
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  20. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid RIP 11-8-2018

    Dick's Sporting Goods - good riddance. Hopefully, they will just close their doors within the year.
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