Following the Newtown shooting spree, Dick’s Sporting Goods changed their policy and stopped selling AR-pattern and other semi-automatic, magazine-fed rifles, even the guns they had already sold.
If there’s a silver lining for all the people who were eagerly waiting for that Troy Carbine and were vastly dissappointed, it’s that Dick’s isn’t doing so well in the financial department.
At a time where the only thing a company has to do to sell firearms, ammo and accessories is to unlock their doors, Dick’s sales have flat-lined. In fact, their sales dropped 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to 2011.
The customers who bought the black Friday special carbine were issued gift cards. If I were one of them I would sue for my cash back. This was not a stocking issue, this was a purely political motivated descision. I have not and will not set foot in a Dick’s store again.
See the article Bad Company for a list of companies who fight against your rights.