Dick’s Sporting Goods Loses $150 Million After Going Hard On Guns, But They’re Still Happy With Their Decision

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The largest sporting goods chain in the Country has been under a lot of heat by gun owners when they decided to ban the sale of certain firearms from their stores, and then even more so when they upped the age requirement to purchase firearms to 21.

Now, they’re feeling the reality of turning their backs on gun owners and the 2nd Amendment with estimated losses of $150 Million since implementing the changes.

But they say it’s worth it.

“The system does not work,” CEO Ed Stack said. “It’s important that when you know there’s something that’s not working, and it’s to the detriment of the public, you have to stand up.”

The shooting in Parkland, FL was the last straw for Stack, after it was revealed that the gunman had purchased a shotgun from a Dick’s location a few months before the shooting.

Stack is a gun owner and still says that he’s in favor of gun ownership, but he just doesn’t like 18-20 year olds owning guns. That part is clear. Under the Constitution, Stack apparently believes that this age bracket doesn’t quality.

And why? Because of the actions of a few.

If Stack owned a chain of car dealerships, I’m sure he’d be the first one to stop selling the cars used most in drunk driving incidents. Are you 19 years old? Sorry, no car for you until you’re 21. You might get behind the wheel after throwing a few back. Let’s wait until you’re of legal drinking age, because everyone in that category is responsible.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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