Dick's hires gun control lobbyists

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Dick's hires gun control lobbyists

Post by tector » Wed May 02, 2018 12:11 pm

Apparently they want their competition limited to their own corporate policies. What f#;.,/g scum.

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Post by dammitgriff » Wed May 02, 2018 12:29 pm

Not surprised, really. We have the best government money can buy, tector.


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Post by Odessaman » Wed May 02, 2018 1:17 pm

Good. Nice to see someone already in financial trouble spending money like that - maybe it'll hasten their departure.
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Post by camacho » Wed May 02, 2018 3:56 pm

Hope they go belly up pronto!

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Post by REDinFL » Wed May 02, 2018 4:55 pm

Just in time. I was looking at a fishing rod there: I'll buy it elsewhere, at a store not so hostile to my interests.
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Post by GunsandHoses » Thu May 03, 2018 6:56 am

"The lobbying records show Dick’s hired two Democrats and one Republican from Glover Park Group, a DC-based government affairs firm"
So now law firms are letting people know the political party of their employees representing them? May just be me, but something don't seem right here!

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Post by Chester Field » Thu May 03, 2018 8:16 am

I'm surprised that Dick's can afford to hire cashiers. This whole business with them just stinks of last minute pandering to a specific market to try to avoid closing stores. Good place to buy an overpriced bottom of the line kayak though.
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Post by jjk308 » Thu May 03, 2018 3:52 pm

camacho wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 3:56 pm
Hope they go belly up pronto!
A lot of smart people are betting on it even before gun control flail. Last Sept the stock went over $60 a share. Now it's $34. The only thing keeping the stores open is the collapse of the other big box sporting goods chains.
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Post by ulyrider » Fri May 04, 2018 8:40 am

Received an email from Springfield Armory this morning with the following message:



GENESEO, IL, (05/03/18) – Springfield Armory is severing ties with Dick’s Sporting Goods and its subsidiary, Field & Stream, in response to their hiring a group for anti-Second Amendment lobbying.

This latest action follows Dick’s Sporting Goods’ decision to remove and destroy all modern sporting rifles (MSR) from their inventory. In addition, they have denied Second Amendment rights to Americans under the age of 21. We at Springfield Armory believe that all law abiding American citizens of adult age are guaranteed this sacred right under our Constitution.

It is clear where Dick’s Sporting Goods and its subsidiary, Field & Stream, stand on the Second Amendment, and we want to be clear about our message in response. Their position runs counter to what we stand for as a company. At Springfield Armory, we believe in the right and principles fought for and secured by American patriots and our founding forefathers, without question. We will not accept Dick’s Sporting Goods’ continued attempts to deny Second Amendment freedoms to our fellow Americans.
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Post by Jonathanw » Fri May 04, 2018 9:06 am

Didn’t they sell out small FFLs and Illinois gun owners last year by supporting anti gun politicians through their lobbying group

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Post by Skoll » Fri May 04, 2018 9:16 am

Jonathanw wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 9:06 am
Didn’t they sell out small FFLs and Illinois gun owners last year by supporting anti gun politicians through their lobbying group
Yup.
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Post by tector » Fri May 04, 2018 9:30 am

Skoll wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 9:16 am
Jonathanw wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 9:06 am
Didn’t they sell out small FFLs and Illinois gun owners last year by supporting anti gun politicians through their lobbying group
Yup.
That is why they are going hard, early, on this. And also since Dick's is probably doomed anyway.
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Post by Skoll » Fri May 04, 2018 9:56 am

Springfield can get fucked, imo. There's nothing they can do to to make up for that betrayal.
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Dick's hires gun control lobbyists

Post by dammitgriff » Fri May 04, 2018 10:58 am

Contrarian politics mixed with business is the American way.


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