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The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has canceled Dick’s Sporting Goods’ membership, thereby expelling the company from the organization.
The NSSF’s announcement came the day after renowned pistol and rifle maker Springfield Armory cut ties with Dick’s.

In expelling Dick’s, NSSF pointed to the company’s corporate gun control as well its efforts to lobby Congress for gun control legislation.

NSSF announced:

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, Board of Governors today unanimously voted to expel Dick’s Sporting Goods from membership for conduct detrimental to the best interests of the Foundation.

Dick’s Sporting Goods recently hired a Washington D.C.-based government affairs firm, for “[l]obbying related to gun control.” Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward W. Stack announced earlier this year the retail chain would end sales of modern sporting rifles, voluntarily raise the age to 21 to purchase firearms in their stores and called for more restrictive legislation. Dick’s later announced they would destroy the remaining modern sporting rifle inventory. NSSF responded that business decisions should be individually made, but was nonetheless disappointed and the decision does not reflect the reality of the vast majority of law-abiding gun owners.

The NSSF sponsors the annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas. That gathering features thirteen-plus miles of aisles of firearms and firearm accessories from manufacturers around the world.

  • Chuck says:

    Good for the NSSF for standing up for the 2A – Dick’s is free to sell fishing poles, t-shirts and shoes with a clear conscience…Kumbaya.

  • Carole says:

    It is good that at least one of these naysayers are getting a comeuppance for their anti-gun and anti-shooter stand. As for New Mexico, good luck with fishing rods in a state with no water.

  • quasimodo says:

    all i can say is here in eugene oregon dicks has a less then stellar customer base. i would imagine that they lost 8 of the 12 actual customers they have daily because of this. the parking lot is always devoid of vehicles other then those owned by the employees and I would think they will soon close up shop here!. going out of business sale is in their future and that is just what happens when you throw the biggest part of your customer base under the bus to gain approval of a 17 yr old snot nosed mini terrorist!

    • Rocky says:

      Same out here in the wild, wild West. Dicks never was real popular out here. One thing I’ll say for them. the gave themselves the perfect name. Their done and it no great loss.

  • Me says:

    They have cheap crap anyway. I Wouldn’t buy there anyway because ALL of their merchandise is cheap crap. Doesn’t last, to pricey for cheap ugly so in your face CHEAP JUNK!!!

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  • Joseph Kempski says:

    Sorry dicks, you’ve lost me a customer also. you’re such a dick

  • Tom says:

    THEIR NAME SAYS IT ALL. Now they’re free to sell overpriced t-shirts, shoes, soccer balls, and stuff like that. At least they won’t be ripping off shooters with their high prices on guns and ammo. Lets see how long they stay afloat….wonder what the Vegas odds makers are giving them? Bu bye, DICK…

  • CF