Their firearms department had, as far as I knew, given up AR-style rifles and high round count magazines years ago, in some Virtue Signalling display after, either the Aurora Colorado shooing or perhaps another one much earlier…..I forget. (ETA: it was the Sandy Hook shooting)
But, either way, they gave up AR-15 style rifles once already. I’ve not been back to a Dicks since. I refuse to patronize places whose management uses tragedy to Virtue Signal.
Yet, oddly, they are giving them up again. How is that? I don’t remember there being a sunset provision of the sales of “Weapons of War” or whatever they called them then. Is profit a motivator that trumps Virtue Signalling? Or did they think that all their customers would forget? Is there a repeal date for this decision? Do they think it will help them get a boost selling Yeti cooler knockoffs and semi casual stylish workout wear and expensive boots and outdoor wear to their millenial customers for a while?
ETA: apparently they are serious this time: “This time it’s permanent“…One wonders why they don’t simply stop selling all firearms?
Expect their stock to fall….unexpectedly. They are all ready having issues. I expect them to fail soon.