Delta & Dick’s Go Limp on NRA & Guns, & No One Cares

Delta Dumps NRA Member Discount
Delta Dumps NRA Member Discount

Opinion

Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- More hypocrisy, from guess who:

I don’t fly Delta anyway, but it is even less likely I’ll fly with them now, after they precipitously canceled a discount arrangement with the NRA. [Delta has a long history of harassing gun owners.]

As we all agree, the NRA is far from perfect, but we’re all members and need to be.

And, most agree the NRA had nothing to do with the recent FL shooting, despite all the fraudulent blame being currently heaped upon it.

And, then there is Dick’s Sporting Goods. I’m not sure I’ve ever been in one, but they will never enjoy my business now, nor should they enjoy the business of any Operator!

Suddenly, they’re far too pure, too pious to sell “assault weapons,” which they can’t even define.

They need to get out of the gun business altogether. They have no friends here!

Those who do enjoy my business are local gunshops, gun retailers who carry adequate inventory, sell lots of accessories, including ammunition, and are staffed by people who go armed, are knowledgeable, and cater to Operators.

Yes, I’ll take my business there!

Dick’s, and their ilk, can cater to snowflakes.

Good place for them!

/John

Defense Training International, Inc

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  • 18 thoughts on “Delta & Dick’s Go Limp on NRA & Guns, & No One Cares

    1. I figure I’ll take some abuse over this, but what the hell. I’m a Democrat, a liberal, a gun owner, and a supporter of the 2nd Amendment, and I appreciate the stand being taken by Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart, and Fred Meyer Stores.

      What I don’t appreciate is the

      The truth is, if the private sector can manage what the Congress hasn’t had the political courage to do, and take meaningful steps to place obstacles between mass shooters and these massive body counts that assault style weapons are capable of, it will be a service to the country that doesn’t harm the 2nd Amendment in the least.
      The 2nd Amendment is not intended to be immune from regulation and the right to bear arms is not an unrestricted right, at least if the late Justice Antonin Scalia is to be given any heed for the majority opinion expressed in Heller vs DC.

      Just as full automatic fire weapons are heavily regulated by the government, it may be time to consider similar regulations to restrict the ownership and use of weapons that, for all practical purposes, are best suited for the battlefield.

      Before someone trots out the tired out trope of “what part of semi-auto don’t you get, libtard?” I know perfectly well what semi-auto means, as do you. And just as I know, you also know the difference between a Browning 30-06 with a fixed, four round capacity magazine, and an AR-15 with a 50 round detachable magazine, even though those trying to portray all semi automatic weapons as the same don’t usually point that out. Despite the vastly superior kinetic energy of the 30-06 round, the higher rate of fire, longer sustained fire, and ability to change magazines in seconds and continue firing the AR-15 are all characteristics of its origins on the battlefield, as are the ballistics of the 5.56 round.

      As far as questioning the courage of Dick’s Sporting Goods, for which it seems gun owners all over the country are doing in the cleverest and most entertaining ways, have any of you ever taken a stand that was unpopular, and that you knew would be unpopular at the outset? Have any of you ever done anything, knowing the outcome would be that you would likely lose more than you would win, but did it anyway because you believed the principle was so important that your own well being had to take a back seat?

      If so, do you think you were a coward for standing up in the face of opposition? Because that’s not what cowards do. Cowards toss insults and invective from the safety of the crowd, secure in the knowledge that their opinion is popular, secure enough that they can believe they must be right, even though we all know that making something popular doesn’t necessarily make it right.

      AR-15’s and other high capacity, battlefield engineered weapons are fun. A lot of fun. Shooting them, maintaining them, hell, just looking sat them, they are beautifully crafted works of art, as compelling as they are lethal. I get it. I love shooting these weapons, and I also love shooting their full auto counterparts. For that matter, blowing things up with high explosives is a gas.

      But just because something is fun doesn’t mean it should be a right. And just as high explosives and automatic weapons are tightly regulated and highly restricted, it may be worth considering thinking about these high capacity, high efficiency weapons born on the battlefield in a bit different way. After all, doing nothing appears to not be working well, but as it moves the pendulum further over, insisting on that right to bear arms could wind up endangering the right to bear arms altogether. Because no matter what you say, the right to own a weapon of war should not be worth the life of even one dead child. And certainly not worth a playground full of children. But the stance of the NRA and many of its members look to a lot of folks out here like the right of a minority of people to enjoy absurd amounts of firepower has taken precedence over the lives of all of their children. But they don’t agree and they sure as hell don’t like it.

      What they do agree on is that the time for doing nothing has passed. Your bluster and threatening rhetoric only enforce that resolve.

      I left the NRA in 1989, utterly disgusted with Wayne LaPierre and his manipulative rhetoric designed to whip up fear and keep those gun sales high. As I began to closely examine why I believed the things I believed, my “cold dead fingers” attitude and belligerence evaporated, I stopped being afraid of everyone who doesn’t look like me, and I stopped being angry at total strangers, and most important, I began thinking for myself.

      I’ve seen nothing since from what I believe to be the “Pro Amendment 2 and screw the rest of the Constitution” crowd that would make me think I should change my mind on that. Because I believe in the US Constitution. All of it.

    2. Dicks took the verbal antigun crap as a hit in their Viagra bottle, they went 2nd Amendment limp instantly. Ya gotta wonder…. How many anti gun lib/Dems shop locally with their Dicks ? Delta, Dicks, Krogers (I too, never associated guns or sporting goods with them), Walmart, K-mart and others have all caved to the whiney libs/Dems… Nothing but guttless turd stores that don’t deserve NRA members nor sportsmen spending their hard earned dollars there…
      Shut’em down Danno !

    3. I read that Kroger was going the same way as Dick’s. I may have been under the rock too long but I sure didn’t know Kroger sold guns. WTF Never seen any ammo in their stores either.

      1. Kroger sells guns at its 44 FRED MEYER stores. Fred Meyer, Inc., is a chain of superstores founded in 1922 in Portland, Oregon, by Fred G. Meyer. It merged with Kroger in 1999, though the stores are still branded Fred Meyer. The chain was one of the pioneers of one-stop shopping, eventually combining a complete grocery supermarket with a drugstore, clothing, shoes, fine jewelry, home decor, home improvement, garden, electronics, toys, sporting goods, and more under one roof. Fred Meyer stores are located in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska.

    4. Tragic! A bullied ostracized kid does a horrible act where is the media concerning the FBI and local police dropping the ball these children cause merchants to drop NRA , who cares I’m still a member instead of bitching about guns maybe the CHILDREN should apologize to 5he servivers because if they didn’t bully that kid then they looked the other way SHAME ON THEM

    5. Comment…Went into dick’s once looking for reloading supplies . They didn’t carry anything acted like I was a hill billy red neck because I was a reloader . Who needs them , not me.

      1. Exactly my view of them. I stopped buying even loaded amo from them years ago, when they wanted to take down my name for their records. None of their business. Now, though, I won’t even pop my head in.

    6. Delta is simply making a political statement during the heat of the Parkland shooting. They say it’s not politics, but simply that the NRA discount was ineffective. That only five tickets were utilized under the discount to travel to the NRA convention. If that was the reason, why did Delta bring all this bad publicity upon itself on a program that only extends for a few more days and then expires? The NRA convention only lasts for about three days, so why even cancel the discount?

    7. Boycott Delta, I don’t fly them anyway, hope they go belly up. I’m also done with dicks and Walmart let’s all stick together on these issues.

    8. Brand new Dick’s/Field&Stream in my little town in North Dallas. Been itching to go see it……naaahh…THAT itch has been scratched…..

      Delta Air? Well, letsee…..do they go ANYWHERE that someone else doesn’t go, also? Naaaahhhh….scratch THAT one, too.

      MY actions won’t cost either of these much…..but there are millions of mini-me’s out there…..stand your ground!….

    9. Been in Dick’s once and their prices were to high to suit me,never went back.
      Have not flown since 1979, no need to worry about flying Delta.

    10. I canceled an email subscription to Dick’s. When asked for the reason why I checked the “Other” box and let them know, “Dick’s you are dead to me”. Delta? Never flew them and sure won’t now. I’ve been a Metlife customer for 20 years. Just dropped them like a hot rock. REI? Who needs you?

      Boycotts work both ways dummies.

    11. Never buy a hunting license ,ammo,or a gun from dick’s or Wal-Mart ever again 18 year old can vote and serve this country they should have the right to buy a gun

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