By Bizpac Review. Dick’s Sporting Goods is taking its moral indignation to a whole new level following its recent decision not to sell “assault weapons” — see modern sporting rifles, which includes the AR-15.
Faced with the dilemma of what to do with unsold merchandise, instead of returning the merchandise to the manufacturer, as retailers normally do, Dick’s Sporting Goods has decided to destroy them, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
You read that right, the company will take a financial hit to ensure the firearms they have never end up in someone’s hands. Critics will argue this further proves liberals are not just interested in stricter gun laws, they want to take them away entirely.
“We are in the process of destroying all firearms and accessories that are no longer for sale as a result of our February 28th policy change,” a company spokeswoman told the paper. “We are destroying the firearms in accordance with federal guidelines and regulations.”
After being destroyed at the company’s distribution centers, the remaining parts will be sent to a salvage company to be recycled, according to the Post-Gazette. (Read more from “Major Chain Will DESTROY Assault-Style Rifles in Stock. No, This Is Not Rational Behavior.” HERE)
Dick’s Sporting Goods Will Destroy Assault-Style Rifles Pulled From Shelves
By The Post-Gazette. When Dick’s Sporting Goods said it would no longer sell modern sporting rifles at its Field & Stream stores following the Valentine’s Day shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school, one question was what would happen to the unsold firearms in its inventory.
Typically a retailer may return unsold merchandise to the manufacturer. But in this case, Dick’s Sporting Goods has decided to destroy them. . .
In addition to the decision on pulling assault-style rifles from its 35 specialty Field & Stream locations, the sporting goods chain said in February that it also would no longer sell high capacity magazines or sell firearms to anyone under 21 years old following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Dick’s is facing two lawsuits over the new age limit on firearm purchases. (Read more from “Dick’s Sporting Goods Will Destroy Assault-Style Rifles Pulled From Shelves” HERE)