• NSSF Expels Dick's Sporting Goods

    From Gene Poole@21:1/5 to All on Wed Jul 31 06:14:09 2019
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    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation®
    (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition,
    hunting and shooting sports industries, Board of Governors today
    unanimously voted to expel Dick’s Sporting Goods from membership
    for conduct detrimental to the best interests of the Foundation.

    Dick’s Sporting Goods recently hired a Washington D.C.-based
    government affairs firm, for “[l]obbying related to gun
    control.” Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward W. Stack announced
    earlier this year the Field and Stream stores in the retail
    chain would end sales of modern sporting rifles, voluntarily
    raise the age to 21 to purchase firearms in their stores and
    called for more restrictive legislation. Dick’s later announced
    they would destroy the remaining modern sporting rifle
    inventory. NSSF responded that business decisions should be
    individually made, but was nonetheless disappointed and the
    decision does not reflect the reality of the vast majority of
    law-abiding gun owners.

    About NSSF
    The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association
    for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect
    and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961,
    NSSF has a membership of more than 13,000 manufacturers,
    distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s
    organizations and publishers. For more information, visit


    Media contact:
    Mike Bazinet


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