Dick's has destroyed $5 million worth of weapons, its CEO says

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  1. EC

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    Dick's has destroyed $5 million worth of weapons, its CEO says

    By Elizabeth Wolfe and Saeed Ahmed, CNN

    Updated 10:29 AM ET, Tue October 8, 2019


    (CNN)Dick's Sporting Goods has destroyed $5 million of the chain's gun inventory, its CEO said.

    After finding out that Dick's
    had sold the Parkland shooter a shotgun,had sold the Parkland shooter a shotgun, CEO Edward Stack decided last year the company would no longer sell firearm to anyone under 21. Dick's announced it would destroy its inventory of weapons, rather than allow them to be sold by another retailer.
    Since then, about $5 million of the chain's gun inventory has been turned into scrap metal, Stack said in an interview with CBS.
    "All this about, you know, how we were anti-Second Amendment, you know, 'we don't believe in the Constitution,' and none of that could be further from the truth," he said in the interview. "We just didn't want to sell the assault-style weapons that could inflict that kind of damage."
    The shooting
    Stack is a hunter and gun owner who believes strongly in the Second Amendment. The company, which his father started as a fish-and-tackle shop in 1948, has sold guns since long before Stack started working there in 1977.
    But the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, on February 14, 2018, changed that. Seventeen people were killed in the attack.
    Though the gun sold to the shooter was not the AR-15-style rifle used in the shooting, Stack said he couldn't stand being part of the narrative of mass shootings.
    "We had a pit in our stomach," he told CNN soon after the shooting. "We did everything by the book that we were supposed to do, from a legal standpoint, we followed everything we were supposed to do. And somehow this kid was still able to buy a gun from us."
    The decision
    Stack told CBS the controversial decision cost his company about a quarter of a billion dollars in revenue.
    Dick's is not the only national chain to be grappling with gun sales.
    Walmart announced in September that it would reduce its gun and ammunition sales significantly, also requesting that customers no longer open carry guns into their stores, even in states that allow open carry.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/08/business/dicks-sporting-goods-destroys-weapons-trnd/index.html
     

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  2. WildmanWilson

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    So if one of their customers rapes someone will he cut off his own nuts? Makes as much sense.
     
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  3. Dark Cloud

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  4. bgkyarcher

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    I'm sure stockholders are thrilled with this news....
     
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  5. cedar creek

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    Tax write off, stupid my opinion, I never liked that store anyway
     
  6. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Tax write offs do nothing for stock returns.....
     
  7. wv67

    wv67 10 pointer

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    That’s ignorant
     
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  8. Gforcetrivers

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    Stopped shopping there three years ago. I dont care what they do with their guns.
     
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  9. Ataulbe1

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    Why pay to have them destroyed? They should've taken my advice and shoved them up their a$$.
     
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  10. EdLongshanks

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    Pretty sure he already has
     
  11. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

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    Hahahahaha. Winner!!!
     
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  12. 00noturkey

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    the whole thing sounds retarded.. china, and the left win again.. commies... the only people that will have guns, will be crooks, gangs, democrats?, the brownshirts, actors, immigrants that are crooks,, damn long list, longer than what i write, but ya get the drift...
     
  13. Carl

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    They should not be allowed a tax write off. They intentionally destroyed their own property. It would be like insurance fraud.
     
  14. EdLongshanks

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    I agree. Phenomenal point!
     
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  15. bgkyarcher

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    Hadn't thought of that, but you're spot on. Be like intentionally setting fire to a warehouse...
     
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