Thursday, March 14, 2019

Dick’s Throws in the Towel: Pulling Guns from 125 Stores

By Breitbart, March. 13, 2019

The Wall Street Journal reports that these are 125 of 729 “namesake locations” for Dick’s. The decision to pull guns comes after the sporting goods chain tested the gun-less store approach last year in ten stores in 2018.

The Journal notes that Dick’s sales have been in decline “despite a strong U.S. economy and consumer spending.” Dick’s CEO Ed Stack admits that the decline is due to the chain’s stance on guns. That stance, which includes a refusal to sell wildly popular semiautomatic rifles and 30-round magazines, has brought about a reality in which “some gun enthusiasts have stopped shopping at the chain.”
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