Dick's Sporting Goods jumped the shark

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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods jumped the shark

Postby High Power » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:07 am

gaptrick wrote:
yogidave wrote:I like M/C sports better, I was looking to buy a new set of golf clubs this spring and now it looks like I will be spending my money elsewhere.

I believe DICKS also owns GOLF GALAXY....

That is correct.

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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods jumped the shark

Postby bignflnut » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:13 am

Palmetto State Armory responds to Dick's:

Palmetto State Armory would like to go on record stating that we support the Second Amendment. While this may seem like an obvious statement, we as a company felt it necessary to make our opinion known to the general public. Palmetto State Armory also strongly supports the First Amendment which enables individuals to voice their opinions, even those in contrast with our own. We believe that a primary purpose of the Second Amendment is actually to protect the First Amendment.

In regards to the actions taken today by the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods to no longer sell the AR-15 platform, while we do not agree with this decision, we recognize the fact that capitalism gives him the right to make this call. PSA however, does have an issue when misinformation is spread in the very next sentence by referring to the platform as an “assault rifle.” AR stands for Armalite Rifle which pays homage to the company that originally created the platform. To blame the rifle or a high capacity magazine for the actions of an evil man is illogical and is only applied when referring to firearms. Senseless acts of violence are a terrible plague on society that we all recognize we need to try and prevent as a community, but to blame a tool such as a firearm is at very best missing the point of the problem. When a vehicle is used to commit an act of violence we as a society do not blame the car, we do not blame the speed, or the steering wheel, but rather the driver. It is our hopes that we can approach this negativity with humanity and both sides of the argument can come together and have a civil and intellectual conversation that continues to make this amazing county better. We are all in this together, and we all want the same thing. Safety, happiness, and the “American Dream.”

All of this tit-for-tat regarding what companies decide to sell is going to be background noise fairly quickly when "bump stock bans" end up erasing semi-auto firearms (cause they fire too quickly), and SCOTUS ain't gonna lift a finger.
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods jumped the shark

Postby WY_Not » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:16 am

Here's hoping the plaintiffs win and win BIG. :twisted:
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods jumped the shark

Postby cashman966 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:54 am

WhyNot wrote:FYI Glen Beck started his program today with a potential lawsuit scenario on this. Age is a protected class. Which tells me 2 things 1-many other people are thinking the same thing 2- he heard about it (obviously) and ran it through an attorney and 3- we may very well be different in that we have a state ordinance vs others having only a Fed statute to rely on

Does anyone know of anyone who was just getting ready to go shopping?

Age is not a protected class for equal access in places of public accommodations under federal law, only race, color, religion, or national origin.

However, those over 40 are a protected class under federal employment discrimination laws.

18 states and the District of Columbia have age as a protected class. In those states, if the law allows for 18 to 20 to purchase a rifle, stores restricting sales to 21 and over are setting themselves up for risk.
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