Springfield Armory severs relationship with Dicks

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Springfield Armory severs relationship with Dicks

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Post by gtolbert09 » Thu May 03, 2018 4:33 pm

Springfield Armory® Severs Ties with Dick’s Sporting Goods

Springfield Armory announces its decision in response to Dick’s Sporting Goods’ attempts to deny Second Amendment freedoms

GENESEO, IL, (05/03/18) – Springfield Armory is severing ties with Dick’s Sporting Goods and its subsidiary, Field & Stream, in response to their hiring a group for anti-Second Amendment lobbying.

This latest action follows Dick’s Sporting Goods’ decision to remove and destroy all modern sporting rifles (MSR) from their inventory. In addition, they have denied Second Amendment rights to Americans under the age of 21. We at Springfield Armory believe that all law abiding American citizens of adult age are guaranteed this sacred right under our Constitution.

It is clear where Dick’s Sporting Goods and its subsidiary, Field & Stream, stand on the Second Amendment, and we want to be clear about our message in response. Their position runs counter to what we stand for as a company. At Springfield Armory, we believe in the rights and principles fought for and secured by American patriots and our founding forefathers, without question. We will not accept Dick’s Sporting Goods’ continued attempts to deny Second Amendment freedoms to our fellow Americans.

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Post by apostate » Thu May 03, 2018 5:02 pm

I thought Dicks already stopped selling Springfield Armory firearms. What ties were left to cut? :headscratch
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Post by cyphertext » Thu May 03, 2018 5:10 pm

apostate wrote:I thought Dicks already stopped selling Springfield Armory firearms. What ties were left to cut? :headscratch
The Field and Stream store, owned by Dick's, sells handguns too... so no more Springfield XDS line, or 1911s. Maybe other manufacturers will follow their lead.


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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Thu May 03, 2018 5:15 pm

cyphertext wrote:
apostate wrote:I thought Dicks already stopped selling Springfield Armory firearms. What ties were left to cut? :headscratch
The Field and Stream store, owned by Dick's, sells handguns too... so no more Springfield XDS line, or 1911s. Maybe other manufacturers will follow their lead.
Maybe it's time that we, as customers suggest Glock and all the other manufacturers follow SA's lead. Then we can start talking to the makers of the other products sold by Dick's. This would be an excellent opportunity for Yeti to show that they really do support the second amendment, for example.
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Post by ninjabread » Thu May 03, 2018 6:47 pm

Maybe there was a conflict of interest with having the same lobbyist. :evil2: http://www.texaschlforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=88787
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Post by KLB » Fri May 04, 2018 10:59 am

cyphertext wrote:Maybe other manufacturers will follow their lead.
I think they should, but firearms manufacturers blacklisting gun-controlling customers, especially state governments, are running a risk. The more manufacturers that participate, the more likely it is that some state attorney general will sue, alleging an anti-trust conspiracy. That could turn out to be cripplingly expensive irrespective of the outcome. Anti-trust is not my area, but my guess is that the outcome is not guaranteed.

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Post by txglock21 » Fri May 04, 2018 11:52 am

Is this Dick's Field and Stream the same as the magazine Field and Stream? I don't shop at Dick's and never will. I never heard of their "Field and Stream" stores until recently. I DO have a subscription to the magazine though. If they are one and the same, I will gladly cancel my subscription to the magazine. I don't want ANY of my money going to a anti-second amendment company! :nono:
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Post by ShepherdTX » Fri May 04, 2018 11:58 am

KLB wrote:
cyphertext wrote:Maybe other manufacturers will follow their lead.
I think they should, but firearms manufacturers blacklisting gun-controlling customers, especially state governments, are running a risk. The more manufacturers that participate, the more likely it is that some state attorney general will sue, alleging an anti-trust conspiracy. That could turn out to be cripplingly expensive irrespective of the outcome. Anti-trust is not my area, but my guess is that the outcome is not guaranteed.
Seems to me that's a sword that could swing both ways, if it swings at all. If the first holds true then wouldn't that also make banks/etc... that collaborate with anti-gun orgs to drive gun makers out of business vulnerable to anti-trust suits?


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Post by RossA » Fri May 04, 2018 12:24 pm

Springfield may have just seen the inevitable and decided to strike first.
Dick's has already decided to destroy and not sell any Springfield AR's, and Springfield may well feel that other guns will follow. If so, they aren't losing much by acting first and making a statement in the process.
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Post by stars200 » Fri May 04, 2018 3:41 pm

It looks like another has joined in.

https://www.nssf.org/nssf-expels-dicks-sporting-goods/

May 4, 2018

NSSF Expels Dick’s Sporting Goods


NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), 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.


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Post by twomillenium » Fri May 04, 2018 3:52 pm

Dick's going down faster than Springfield, both have proven that they do not respect the consumer and are anti-American.
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Post by puma guy » Fri May 04, 2018 4:53 pm

stars200 wrote:It looks like another has joined in.

https://www.nssf.org/nssf-expels-dicks-sporting-goods/

May 4, 2018

NSSF Expels Dick’s Sporting Goods


NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), 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.
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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Fri May 04, 2018 4:56 pm

puma guy wrote:
stars200 wrote:It looks like another has joined in.

https://www.nssf.org/nssf-expels-dicks-sporting-goods/

May 4, 2018

NSSF Expels Dick’s Sporting Goods


NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), 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.
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We really need others to jump on this as well and make an example out of Dicks. It is low hanging fruit since they are guaranteed to sell practically no guns / ammo regardless after the way they have irritated gun owners.
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Post by 1911 Raptor » Sat May 05, 2018 1:36 pm

cyphertext wrote:
apostate wrote:I thought Dicks already stopped selling Springfield Armory firearms. What ties were left to cut? :headscratch
The Field and Stream store, owned by Dick's, sells handguns too... so no more Springfield XDS line, or 1911s. Maybe other manufacturers will follow their lead.
Dicks also sells handguns at least at two that I know of. One is at the Parks mall in Arlington and the other one is in Cedar Hill.

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Post by gtolbert09 » Sat May 05, 2018 2:08 pm

1911 Raptor wrote:
cyphertext wrote:
apostate wrote:I thought Dicks already stopped selling Springfield Armory firearms. What ties were left to cut? :headscratch
The Field and Stream store, owned by Dick's, sells handguns too... so no more Springfield XDS line, or 1911s. Maybe other manufacturers will follow their lead.
Dicks also sells handguns at least at two that I know of. One is at the Parks mall in Arlington and the other one is in Cedar Hill.
The Dicks in Flower Mound sells handguns too.
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