Dick's Sporting Goods to destroy all unsold firearms after Parkland shooting

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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods to destroy all unsold firearms after Parkland shooting

Postby Soccerdad1995 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:27 am

Liberty wrote:I am a simple man and not an economist but let me see if I understand this correctly.
    This Dick company owns some AR15s.
    They are opposed to people having the right to own them and wants them unavailable.
    The Destroy all their stock of these weapons of mass destruction.
    These weapons are paid for even though they were never in the public hands.
    The manufactures made their money and people will buy their new AR15s from other places
    This is a profitable action for the gun makers. Destroying the weapons is a minute boost for the gun industry

Unintended consequences. The harder the leftist try, the more they boost the firearms industry.


Yes, basically the gun manufacturers get to sell each gun twice. Instead of them selling one gun to Dick's that is then sold on to an end customer, they sell one gun to Dick's, and then sell a second gun to the end customer. Net result is a wealth transfer from Dicks shareholders to the gun manufacturers, and no reduction in the number of guns available for civilians.

Dick's action does make small minded people "feel" better though. Usually these people are incapable of using logic, so they don't understand the idiocy of their actions. It is rare to see such unintelligent people advance to positions where they are running publicly traded corporations, but I think we now know why Dicks stock is tanking relative to their peers. Like I said, I would expect a shareholder lawsuit to be filed at some point.
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods to destroy all unsold firearms after Parkland shooting

Postby Abraham » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:58 am

I can't imagine ever stepping foot in one of their stores...for as long as they last...which may not be for very long, we'll see...

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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods to destroy all unsold firearms after Parkland shooting

Postby Grundy1133 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:23 pm

Abraham wrote:I can't imagine ever stepping foot in one of their stores...for as long as they last...which may not be for very long, we'll see...

Same. I've never been to one and now after this publicity stunt I can tell you 100% I'll NEVER set foot in one unless the building is no longer a dicks. (aptly named company imo... :lol: )
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods to destroy all unsold firearms after Parkland shooting

Postby HKMike » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:16 pm

I have a Dick's/Field and Stream about five minutes from my house. How do I know this? I pass it every time I go to Academy or my LGS.

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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods to destroy all unsold firearms after Parkland shooting

Postby Gunner4640 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:56 pm

They don't sell handguns either at least no me are on the internet
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