Strike 2 for Dicks’s Sporting goods today as NSSF announces that they plan to expel them from their organization. Today does not seem to be a good day to be on the PR team for Dick’s Sporting Goods. Following on the heels of Springfield Armory’s announcement that they will not be supplying Dick’s or Field & Stream with their products, the NSSF has an Announcement of their own.
“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.”
The biggest question we have is, who will sever ties with Dick’s Next?