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Dick Sporting Goods Facing Customer Outrage Over Gun Ban

Dick Sporting Goods Facing Customer Outrage Over Gun Ban

By Todd Starnes

Dick’s Sporting Goods customers are threatening a class-action lawsuit after the company allegedly refused to fill gun orders made weeks before the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Dick’s announced just before Christmas that it was suspended sales of rifles out of respect for the victims of the school shooting. But some customers allege the company is also refusing to honor sales made the day after Thanksgiving.

And thousands have joined a Facebook page calling for a boycott of the company.

“What makes this situation even more frustrating is that I am a law enforcement officer and purchased this rifle specifically to use while on duty,” a gun owner told Military Times. “My agency allows us to carry rifles, but cannot afford to issue one to every member.”
“It’s unacceptable,” customer Troy Blackall told CBS 11 News in Dallas.

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Email Dick's here... Customer.Service@dcsg.com


Dear Dick's,

I understand that Dick's has decided to pull all semi-auto rifles from inventory.

Apparently Dick's has decided that law abiding Americans like myself who have never been arrested, not once, can't be trusted anymore.

I am angry.

I pledge not to shop at your store again until the full line of semi-automatic rifles is restored to your shelves.

I am offended and I am sending this response to all people in my contact list as well.

In addition I will be returning all Christmas items purchased at Dicks and demanding a full refund.

I am not a criminal, I hold concealed handgun licenses in two (2) states, and I will not shop where I am treated as a dangerous person.

I hope you all go bankrupt as soon as possible.

this is what i wrote


I usually get my mountain bike repaired at your store in xxxxx, MI. I also buy stuff for my bike there and have bought shoes and things. I'll need to find a store (or several stores as you have a large inventory) to replace you with. While you do not want to sell semi-automatic rifles out of respect for the children of Sandy Hook, I do not want to shop at your stores now. This is out of respect for the millions of gun owners who've shot no one and yet are treated as they have now. I'm not sure which of your customers you think is a mass murderer, but I don't want to deal with someone who could potentially think of me in this way.

The bicycle repairs were great but I must be moving on.

I just returned $125.00 worth of stuff I was going to keep.

I went back to the firearms section and sure enough every semi-auto rifle, even those that are clearly hunting rifles, have been pulled from stock and are no longer on display.

Half of the gun shelves are empty with nothing semi-auto on display.

I will never shop there at Dick's again.

They have decided to treat us all as criminals.


What ban on rifles?

There are two Dick's in my area and I have been to both many times since the CT shootings, but there are still rifles for sale. I don't see AR-15s there anymore, but they're sold out of those everywhere. Did they stop selling only ARs? Or is this policy only in effect in stores in certain parts of the country?

40,000 traffic related deaths per year

Ford and Chevy haven't called it quits out of respect for the deceased.

Store name matches the owners

I don't shop there as they are overpriced anyway, but if I did, I would never go back.

Do they refuse to sell knives or rope "out of respect"...

...when people are stabbed or strangled?

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dick's just made my second choice list...

maybe, even third.

can't get it anywhere else? ok, look at dick's...

note to dick's management team, way to screw up a damn good thing your ancestor's handed to you!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Dick's or Pussies? Or Pussy's?

Thought it fit. No offense to the women out there or cats!Haha


Wonder how they are

making money then...subsidized by whom?

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Sounds like I will be returning every item I bought there

Dick's has a 90-day return policy.

It is time for us to return our merchandise to them if they refuse to sell guns to us.

I am not a criminal and I don't appreciate being treated like one.


How do you know you're not a criminal?

Have you researched every one of over 6 million statues on the books? Are you sure you're in compliance with every one of them?

There oughta be a law.....

To scrap half the nation's laws!



You can't get clean in a dirty bathtub.

How about a law...

How about a law that says for every new law enacted an old one must be repealed?