When Dicks Sporting goods stopped selling modern sporting rifles in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, many gun owners were shocked. It’s understandable that big box stores like Target would cave to political pressure, but surely the executives at Dicks know better. By refusing to sell MSR’s Dick’s Sporting Goods helped validate the lie of the assault rifle. Why would Dick’s do this?
The mystery intensified when Forbes magazine revealed that Dick’s spin-off store Field and Stream was selling MSR’s. Obviously Dick’s wasn’t morally opposed to selling MSR’s, but something strange was definitely going on. Dicks Sporting goods had abandon it’s home town where the company began, moving virtually all the corporate jobs out of town. Suddenly out of nowhere they returned with almost 500 warehousing jobs. Weird.
Today the mystery has been solved. Kim Myers a progressive Democrat, heiress, and daughter of Dick’s sporting goods founder, Dick Stack, is running for congress. She brought back a small portion of the jobs she shipped out of town to her congressional district.
Kim Myers could care less about your second amendment rights. She is abusing her influence over the company to advance her political career. She is more than happy to perpetuate the assault weapons myth and screw over her own customers if it helps her get elected.