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Dicks Sporting Goods is feeling the gun control pain


Washington ExaminerSales at Dick's Sporting Goods dropped in the past three months amid backlash against tighter gun-sale restrictions following a mass killing early this year at a Florida high school.

Revenue dipped 4.5 percent to $1.86 billion amid challenges in the company's hunting business during the quarter through Nov. 3. Sales at stores open at least 12 months – a key metric for the retail industry – fell 6.1 percent compared to the prior year.

Dick's raised the minimum age to purchase a gun to 21 and stopped selling AR-15 style rifles, also known as modern sporting rifles, last February. The decision followed a St Valentine's Day shooting in Broward County, Florida, that left 17 students and staff dead. The decision sparked opposition from conservative activists, some of whom had proposed arming teachers in response and threatened to boycott the brand, and prompted at least one employee to resign.

When you betray your customer base to virtue-signal to your fellow ivy-league liberals, you lose your customers. You also lose your employees.

BizjournalsAccording to CEO Ed Stack, 62 employees quit working for Dick’s Sporting Goods over the retailer’s decision to stop selling assault-style weapons, announced in February.

I wonder how many started quietly looking for another job without announcing their reasons for quitting?

This entry was published Thu Dec 06 08:47:19 CST 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-11-29 15:30:34.0. [Tweet]

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