Thursday, May 24, 2018

Gun Shops: We're not all Dick's. We Sell AR15s

As the media onslaught to push severe restrictions on gun ownership and sales continues, the gun culture is fighting back. When Dick's Sporting Goods stopped the sale of modern sport and utility rifles, especially AR-15s, a Houston area gun store and range proclaimed its independence and support for Second Amendment rights. From
Boyert Shooting Center, a combination gun range and store with two locations in the Houston area, is having a little fun with Dick's Sporting Goods' new AR-15 policy.

In the wake of the deadly school shooting in Florida, Dick's Sporting Goods announced it would no longer sell assault-style rifles or high-capacity magazines in its stores and will require that any gun buyer be at least 21.
At the Boyert website, Boyert posted a notice of a gun sale.  From on 10 May, 2018:
In honor of Springfield Armory cutting off DICK’S from selling their products due to DICK’S hiring of anti-2nd Amendment Lobbyists, we will be featuring a Springfield Armory “DONE WITH DICK’S” Blowout Sale this weekend at both of our locations.
In South Carolina, a pawn shop that sells guns, does silk printing, and sells and installs audio equipment for cars, expressed a clever jab at Dick's.

According to a local news outlet, the banner got people talking.
“It wasn’t nothing negative or trying to promote violence or anything,” Stamper said of the decision to put up the banner, which came just days before the tragic shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas that left 10 dead.

According to Stamper, a majority of people support the sign and don’t view it as offensive. He said supporters are calling from states like Texas, Missouri, Florida and Colorado.

“It’s about 99 percent support,” Stamper said. “Our phone’s ringing off the hook.”
Crossroads Pawn & Audio took the time to thank customers and the public for their support on the issue. From facebook:
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody for their support. But with the tremendous outpouring of positive reinforcement comes those who dont have the same views. We respect everyone's personal opinion.
We would also like to clear up any confusion. An AR15 is NOT a combat weapon or a tactical assault rifle. And in no way are the horrific massacres happening to our children and in our schools acceptable. This violence must stop. But it's not the guns killing innocent Americans.
We will continue to take strides to reinforce and advocate for responsible gun ownership. We will also continue to be proud supporters and members of the NRA - National Rifle Association of America. 
Once again, from our Family; we thank you all.
It is hard to demonize a majority of the public when it refuses to be demonized.

The old media no longer have control of what information the public receives.  The public is making their own media, and refuse to be put in a box controlled by a few old ideologues. Ideologues who cling to their power to decide what people read, hear, see, and what to think about it.  Ideologues who do not want other people to own guns.

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Anonymous said...

CrossRoads Pawn is actually in Little River, South Carolina.
4257 Sea Mountain Hwy, Little River, SC 29566

Unknown said...

Good for the gun shop owners and I hope that they get the business that Dicks lost with their stopping AR rifle sales and destroying them. I hope that the IRS does not allow them to deduct the loss for the destroyed rifles.
Dicks executives are being dickheads.

Dean Weingarten said...

Thanks for the correction.