Dick’s Sporting Goods has made it clear over the past year or so that they are more interested in caving to the hysterical gun control crowd than defending the 2nd Amendment.
Simply put, Dick’s Sporting Goods is a cowardly organization.
Following the Parkland shooting, Dick’s decided to start cutting back on the guns they sold and change the age requirement needed to buy guns.
That made a lot of customers angry. But, apparently it also made the shareholders at Dick’s a little upset.
Check out what just went down in a recent meeting…
From Western Journal:
Since the company reacted to the February massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by betraying its customers who support the Second Amendment, Dick’s has been hit by the gun industry, from street-level stores to corporate decision-makers.
But at a shareholders meeting on Wednesday, Dick’s heard from people with skin in the game.
In a direct attack on Dick’s CEO Edward Stack and other members of the company’s board, shareholder David Almasi, vice president of the National Center for Public Policy Research, raked the company’s leadership over the coals.
To the company’s top officers, Almasi charged, “virtue signaling” was more important than the company’s sales.
Clearly, it’s not a good time to be an executive at Dick’s.
There’s no doubt Dick’s took a hit.
From Fox News:
Several major gun manufacturers said they were severing ties with Dick’s Sporting Goods in response to the company’s February announcement it would no longer sell assault-style weapons due to the deadly Parkland school shooting.
O.F. Mossberg & Sons Inc., the parent company of Mossberg guns, announced Wednesday they would no longer be doing business with the sports retailer. Mossberg & Sons ended its association with Dick’s after Dick’s hired three Washington, D.C., lobbyists to push for gun control efforts, the National Review reported.
“It has come to our attention that Dick’s Sporting Goods recently hired lobbyists on Capitol Hill to promote additional gun control,” Mossberg & Sons CEO Iver Mossberg wrote in a press release. “Make no mistake, Mossberg is a staunch supporter of the U.S. Constitution and our Second Amendment rights, and we fully disagree with Dick’s Sporting Goods’ recent anti-Second Amendment actions.”