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DICK’s Sporting Goods’ CEO Doesn’t Want Your Second Vote Dollars

You may remember that DICK’s Sporting Goods jumped on the anti-Second Amendment bandwagon earlier this year. The company’s virtue signaling to leftists on gun safety was to destroy some of its firearms while keeping knives — the latter of which are used in far more homicides nationwide.

Now, new information shows that just like Target’s morally bankrupt decision to allow men unfettered access to women’s changing rooms cost that company money, DICK’s Sporting Goods has paid a financial price for its poor business decision. From our friends at the National Center for Public Policy Research, who recently confronted DICK’s CEO Ed Stack:

Stack admitted Dick’s change in gun-related sales “did alienate some gunowners,” but insisted that “we’re not going to change” the policy and that “we as a company and a board stand by our decision.”

As National Center Vice President David Almasi pointed out after DICK’s recent shareholder meeting, DICK’s poor decision on guns will hurt shareholders — the people to whom the company has legal obligations:

“When Dick’s alienates gunowners and their supporters, those people won’t just stop buying their guns at Dick’s – they also won’t buy hunting equipment, coolers, jackets or golf clubs at Dick’s. They will tell their friends to shop elsewhere,” Almasi added. “It’s a poor business model to offend a group as motivated and organized as gunowners. It’s also not wise for a corporation to oppose a basic constitutional right.”

The good thing is that DICK’s is not the only gun shop around. Your second vote dollars can go to companies that actually support gun ownership and safe application of Second Amendment rights. Here are three companies which sell guns — based upon 2ndVote’s research of company policies, donations, and partnerships — who are better stewards of your rights than DICK’s. In alphabetical order:

The Academy Sports & Outdoors focuses on providing its products to customers. 2ndVote’s research has uncovered nothing to indicate a leftist corporate culture.

Bass Pro Shops has partnered with the National Rifle Association and hosts events, seminars, and classes at all of its retail locations so that participants improve their firearm skills. This example of corporate social responsibility has earned them the 2ndVote “5” ranking!

Cabela’s likewise has the rare 2ndVote “5” ranking, meaning it has no bad corporate policies and plenty of good ones! Specifically, it partners with the National Rifle Association and many other sportsmen and hunting organizations.

Email Dick’s CEO at Edward.Stack@dcsg.com to let him know that your second vote dollars will go to companies that support the Second Amendment and the right to self-defense. 

Help us continue holding corporations and non-profits accountable for their activism by becoming a 2ndVote Member today!

  • fishydude

    Dick’s sells at MSRP. That is typically at least $100 over what I pay at a mom and pop LGS. I never bought any guns there. I still will never buy any guns there.

  • Raymond Martucci

    This company is over priced with alot of things I dont see what the big deal is with this company. I won’t ever spend one dollar here there are other stores that have outdoor stuff at cheaper price

  • Cindy

    Way to high to begin with besides being losers. Husband and his hunting club get their gear elsewhere now. Oh well.

  • Richard Hennessy

    Dick’s used to be my “go to” sports equipment place. Not any more. I don’t want businesses I patronize to get involved in politics. I want them to offer products and services–period. I can get my politics elsewhere.

  • Sam Cro

    I quit going to Dicks for anything, they will never get my business again, I travel 25 miles further to Bass Pro for all my hunting, fishing, sporting, camping and clothing needs, if they don’t have it I’ll go elsewhere, but Dick’s has lost my business, The impact to the stock holders does not look favorable, sell your stock before you lose your hard earned money.

  • paintinc56

    Does Dick’s CEO live in a nice, safe neighborhood? Does he have a personal shopper or does he have to rub elbows with the masses, good & bad, like we do? Does he have a fence or wall around his yard, a security system??

    What I love about the “elites” who want to DICTATE how the rest of us are allowed to live is that their brain dead virtue signaling never effects THEM, their children or their loved ones.

    GUN FREE LONDON has MORE MURDERS that NYC, Democrat run cities with the toughest gun control have the HIGHEST CRIME RATES. The Supreme Court ruled many years ago that police do NOT have a legal obligation to protect individuals, in other words they can’t be sued if they stand around & watch you get robbed, beaten, raped or murdered. YOU & ONLY YOU are responsible for your safety & that of your families. So when the ELITES DICTATE that you can no longer have your constitutional right to own & carry a gun keep in mind it is YOU & YOUR family that will suffer the consequences, not them.

  • Gnowark

    Why would I buy from a retailer that DOESN’T want to continue serving entire families, even seeming to hope to divide. I hope they sell enough left-handed pairs of sneakers and sweatshirts to stop their founders from Binghamton, NY turning over in their graves over these continuing marxist policies.

  • TheKnowerseeker

    E-mail sent.

  • publius74

    Sporting Goods 4 Dicks

  • isgs

    I won’t ever spend another nickel in Dick’s. Why would anyone when there are better choices out there?