Dick's Is Destroying Firearms And Accessories To Ensure They Can Never Be Used

The company has begun destroying and recycling the firearms and accessories they pulled from shelves.

Coraopolis, PA – Dick’s Sporting Goods announced that they have begun destroying the supply of firearms and magazines that they pulled from their Field & Stream stores on Feb. 28.

The company’s previously-implemented policy change ended the sale of any “assault-style rifles, also referred to as modern sporting rifles,” according to a press release that announced the Feb. 28 decision.

These rifles had not been available through any Dick’s outlets since the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012, but were still being sold at the company’s 35 Field & Stream stores.

“We at DICK’S Sporting Goods are deeply disturbed and saddened by the tragic events in Parkland,” the company said at the time, referring to the Valentine’s Day high school shooting that left 17 people dead. “We support and respect the Second Amendment, and we recognize and appreciate that the vast majority of gun owners in this country are responsible, law-abiding citizens. But we have to help solve the problem that’s in front of us.”

Instead of returning the unsold merchandise to manufacturers, Dick’s has been destroying the weapons at their distribution centers, and began sending the parts to a salvage company to be recycled, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

“We are in the process of destroying all firearms and accessories that are no longer for sale as a result of our February 28th policy change,” a spokeswoman told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “We are destroying the firearms in accordance with federal guidelines and regulations.”

The company did not disclose how many weapons and accessories would be destroyed.

The earlier policy change also raised the age for weapon sales from 18 to 21 – an alteration that has already resulted in two age discrimination lawsuits against the company.

Oregon resident Tyler Watson, 20, and Michigan resident Tristin Fulton, 18, both filed separate suits in early March, after store employees refused to sell them firearms, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

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iVEGOTYOURSIX
iVEGOTYOURSIX

Why so much HATE!!! You need to leave THESE UNITED STATES of AMERICA!!!

bronx163
bronx163

Why dont they destroy all their guns. Shotgun is a lot worse than an AR. 3006, 308 is a lot worse than a AR15.
Dicks just another liberal shitbag company that changes their opinion only when libs cry foul.
Stop selling guns all together. Screw dicks
Buy shit online.

flagwaver
flagwaver

Dick's asinine statement that they have to "help solve the problem that's in front of them" by destroying guns is not going to help solve the problem. The problem is in the minds of people who have no business owning a gun. A gun that can be bought off the street. WE have bought our ammo from Dicks but no longer will do so. Progressive Liberalism is destroying our country bit by bit. God bless our LEOs

robinhutch
robinhutch

One less store for my consumer dollars.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Um ... okay ... They're destroying their own stock, instead of returning to the manufacturers, and thus hurting their bottom line, in addition to getting no business from those of us boycotting them.

ChrisBlue
ChrisBlue

Plenty of other retailers. Let them go broke. Just watch the news on them by the end of the year, they'll go bankrupt because of their own LefTARD STUPIDITY

BeenThere
BeenThere

Prior to knowing of their ban I asked if they had a particular 9mm rifle in stock. I was told it was part of their banned list, but a 12 gauge, 12 shot, tactical shotgun was available. I purchased the 9mm weapon elsewhere, as well as the "Yeti" product I would have bought on the way out way out. Dick's / Field & Stream are no longer a store I will enter.

BeenThere
BeenThere

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Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@ChrisBlue
How will they go bankrupt? I'd imagine guns were a tiny portion of their sales. They sell equipment and apparel, and a whole lot of other shit, then they sell guns.

Qwik
Qwik

Exactly, I will spend my money locally at the small independent shops. Dicks will never have me cross their threshold again

Qwik
Qwik

Gun owners buy a lot of other items. I for one will never shop at Dicks again. And I have been a frequent customer for years

Rving
Rving

They are practically broke and we’re before the Pandering.

dsmarine
dsmarine

I shoot Trap on each Wednesday morning with 8 to 12 other men +sometimes a woman or two. All are through with Dick's for everything!

dsmarine
dsmarine

I destroyed my Dick's coupons too!

Sergeant PJB
Sergeant PJB

And now we know how and why Dick's actually got its name. Not another penny of mine will be spent there.

And why not donate the firearms and accessories to police and military agencies? Oh, wait, we're the bad guys. I forgot for a second...

FSchloss
FSchloss

I love the line, "...we at Dick's are deeply disturbed...." I agree that they are. I've read that they're now losing business, and that's fine with me. I went into one in Henderson, NV looking for a treadmill. None of the floor models worked, all were damaged. No employee came to talk to us, and we left. It's no wonder that they are what they are.

cspcapt
cspcapt

Don't plane to shop there again

BlueProtects
BlueProtects

Totally agree. I and all my friends will never go back ever again and most of our shopping was camping and fishing gear. NO MORE.