Say Goodbye to Dick’s Sporting Goods

Goodbye, Dick's. And good riddance.
Goodbye, Dick’s. And good riddance.

Ohio- -( It appears that Dick’s is living up to its name.

Buckeye Firearms Association is deeply disappointed that Dick’s Sporting Goods has chosen to punish law-abiding gun owners by restricting sales of legal firearms based on the bad actions of a mentally ill individual in Florida who committed the Parkland school murders.

While Dick’s CEO Edward Stack says this is about helping to solve the problem, we believe it is about caving to political pressure. Dick’s sold a shotgun to the Parkland killer in 2017, and while that particular firearm was not used in the Florida tragedy, we believe Dick’s has made a cynical financial calculation that infringing Second Amendment rights will do less damage to their bottom line than protests and bad press.

From the New York Times:

“When we saw what happened in Parkland, we were so disturbed and upset,” Mr. Stack said in an interview Tuesday evening. “We love these kids and their rallying cry, ‘enough is enough.’ It got to us.”

He added, “We’re going to take a stand and step up and tell people our view and, hopefully, bring people along into the conversation.”

Mr. Stack said he hoped that conversation would include politicians. As part of its stance, Dick’s is calling on elected officials to enact what it called “common sense gun reform” by passing laws to raise the minimum age to purchase guns to 21, to ban assault-type weapons and so-called bump stocks, and to conduct broader universal background checks that include mental-health information and previous interactions with law enforcement.

This is not the first time Dick’s has made changes in response to a school massacre. In 2012, after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 26 people, Dick’s removed assault-style rifles from its main retail stores. But a few months later, the company began carrying the firearms at its outdoor and hunting retail chain, Field & Stream.

This time, Mr. Stack said, the changes will be permanent.

Well, Mr. Stack, if these changes are permanent, then there’s something else that will be permanent. We will never again set foot in Dick’s Sporting Goods, Field & Stream, or Golf Galaxy, all of which you own. We will not buy ANY guns or ANY other products from you, in your stores or online, ever again.

You’ve chosen to punish the innocent masses for the crimes of the guilty few instead of supporting real change and real solutions that could make a difference.

Goodbye, Dick’s. And good riddance.

Buckeye Firearms Association encourages Ohio’s 4 million gun owners to stop shopping at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Field & Stream, and Golf Galaxy.

Take your business elsewhere to support businesses that respect ALL of our Constitutional rights.

Tell your family and friends to do the same. Post it on your social media accounts. Shred your coupons and rewards cards. Unsubscribe from Dick’s emails.

This isn’t the first time Dick’s has betrayed its customers. But it should be the last time we reward them for this cowardly behavior.


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Richard Miller

Hum??? OK… A drunk driver, driving a BMW, hits and kills a human being…… BAN ALL BMW’s !!! Yea…that’s the answer ! That will solve the problem ! Damn EVIL BMW’s….come to think of it, Ban ALL German Cars !! Yea, that’s a better answer ! Evil German Cars…. LIBTARDS hate it when WE put it in terms they can’t argue against… This one, all ways, gets the Libtard fired up… ” it isn’t the CARS FAULT…that’s just stupid “…. Really…that’s stupid ?…but yet you LIBTARDS use this scenario for GUNS everyday…the Ole EVIL Gun… OK guys n gals…go out… Read more »


Dicks sells guns in Massachusetts

Heywood Blajome

False analogy. Guns are designed to kill, cars are not.

Wild Bill

@Heylib Blablabla, It is a lie and a falsehood that guns are designed to kill. If you think that then you are a killer in the making. Maybe you think and will, someday, use a hammer to kill. Maybe you think and will use a knife, someday, to kill. Maybe you believe and will, someday, use a combination of household cleaning chemicals to kill millions. For the protection of society, you need to be incarcerated, now. If even one person would be saved, then denying you all of your civil rights would be worth it.

Curt Meggins

I love guns, all guns. Some of you talk about missing values are the problems. I agree but by calling Brad names, what the hell values do you have. He’s allowed an opinion eventhough he may be wrong.


dicks never did have much of what I wanted nor a very wide gun selection. .First Bank card also held N.R.A. responsible for florida school shooting..35 police home visits in 5 yrs. multiple student complaints. .thrown out of 5 schools.. what about the gun dealer that sold the gun 2 him.. principal?? teachers?? they all knew. .and just sat and waited for something to happen.. President Trump bull —- to blame him.. the local,s R 2 BLAME..


The locals must share a lot of the blame. As you and the news have stated, they knew he was a threat but did nothing. Now it’s all about guns and how IT’S the problem. When I went to High School, there were fights but just fisticuffs on campus. People had shotguns and rifles on racks in pickup trucks during different hunting seasons. It was not an issue. So what has changed? More violence in video games, glorification of violence, explicit sex, and cursing in “music”, movies, and TV. Most would have had severe FCC repercussions, fines, shutdowns, and licence… Read more »

Curt Meggins

STAT Switzerland
Total crimes per 1000 42.23 Ranked 20th. 2% more than United States
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 45.7 Ranked 4th.
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 1.25 Ranked 39th.
Violent crime > Murder rate 52 Ranked 68th.
55 more rows
Switzerland and United States compared: Crime stats – Switzerland vs …
Do you really know what your talking about……

Wild Bill

@Tphillips, Another Florida killing spree by a teenager. He was invited to a sleepover at a friend’s house, so he stabbed his friends to death. He said the Koran gave him courage.

Hardy Spires

I sent them an email telling them that I will no longer be spending anymore money with them. I hope that everybody else will do the same.

Green Mtn. Boy

Well its happened, 20-year-old sues Dick’s, Walmart for refusing to sell him gun

An Oregon man filed suits Monday claiming Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart discriminated against the 20-year-old when they refused to sell him a rifle.

Dick’s and Walmart restricted gun sales to adults 21 and older in the wake of the Florida high school massacre. The 19-year-old accused in the school slaying bought the AR-15 used in the attack legally.

Oregon law allows residents to buy shotguns or rifles starting at age 18.

Ed C

I Say don’t boycott, protest ! If they where worried about bad press that the anti-gun crowd could have posed to their business, then we as supporters of Constitutional Rights should be in front of their stores with big signs screaming at anyone going in their stores and give them bad press!

Darn most of us have jobs and don’t have time to do that and if we don’t work then there wont be money for all the anti-gunners entitlements!!!!!

roger g

I said goodbye to that damned outfit the previous time they did this and now the same with rei !

Ken D

Dear Dicks sporting goods, When I go to brick and mortar stores and try something on for size, fit, etc I will buy there evening knowing I can get online cheaper but i appreciate the ability to have hands on before a purchase. BUT now that you have used my money from purchases to further the anti gun cause you will understand that I show you the same respect. I will bring my kids in to size, fit their soccer shorts, their Basket Ball shorts, their hockey skates and once I know the brand and size you will understand that… Read more »

Scotty Gunn

I don’t go to Dick’s. Their spin off store Balls, sucks,too. I don’t even want to mention the one around the corner.

BillyBob Texas

So are you guys saying you have no purpose for Dicks’s anymore…????

Puleeeze – let’s don’t go THAT far…..

Richard Hilton

I guess in your area it’s the only place to shop. But not where I live there are other places to spend my money. I believe they have a right to do what they feels is right. But at the same time so do I. And I chose to spend my hard earned money elsewhere.!


Why not?! I’ve had no use for them in all the years they’ve been doing business. I’m in my 50’s, an avid gun and outdoor enthusiast, and there’s one 2 miles from my house… never seen the inside. I’ve browsed them on line HUNDREDS of times over the years while doing comparative shopping, and not once were they the better buy. NOT ONCE!


Won’t be shopping there again… I don’t shop anywhere that doesn’t support my rights.
My money will be spent elsewhere, their competition.

Just me.

Did they really sell that many AR’s? Anything Dick’s sells can be bought off the web and the selection is larger. Guns sent to your local gun store for the paperwork/background checks at a small fee will still be cheaper than Dick’s.

Tim Ellis

I was never impressed with Dicks Sporting Goods to begin with.

Bill Smithem

Haven’t set foot in one of their stores since the last time they pulled this. Unfortunately, there are too many that will forget about it tomorrow and head on in next time they put ammo on sale.

Don L. Bailey

Same here, but no, I will not forget. Just like the NFL and all of the professional athletes who have forgotten how to act like adults. No, I will not forget.


Remember back when Michael Moore convinced K-mart to stop selling firearms? How’s K-mart doing nowadays?

BillyBob Texas

BRAND NEW STORE in my little town in North Texas…..been itchin’ to go in there and see it……

……naaahhh…..”ain’t gonna happen”….EVER.

Wes Bielinski

I wonder if Ed Stack will petition the court NOT to prosecute Cruz as an adult?

Gary W. Fowler

Let DICKS go out of business.It ‘ll just help Bass pro and Calbelas.

David Gladson


Raymond Miller

I stopped shopping at Dicks many years ago. I was never to impressed with them anyway so it was no big deal. I didn’t realize that Field and Stream was owned by the parent company, so I’ll ad them to the list. I don’t play golf. This has to be great news for Cabela’s and Bass Pro, Cabela’s having just gone through a buy out which I hope has saved them from bankruptcy. They are the go to store for shooting and guns anyway and this BS from Dicks should help them.

Joseph F Pistorio

Remember or listen to the song “Eve of destruction”. I believe it came out in 1961. Like Mark the DV vet I spent my 19th and 20th birthdays in Vietnam. During training, we could only buy 3.2 beer on base. I always had part of that song running in my mind, “Old enough to kill but not for voting”. I couldn’t buy a beer while on my 30 days leave before I shipped out. So what now? Do 18-20-year-olds become felons if they already own a rifle? Bump stock ban? How do know that the Vegas shooter used Bump stocks?… Read more »


‘NYtimes” has a video ,”in motel,& Valet area surveillance”; NOT real clear face pics,but ‘the gambler /shooter /?? ?” ,looks close to the few still pics released..OPINION? (lots of videos of lots of things ; ‘official’,they tagged this 1


#was here, in re: Vegas inquiry of Joseph Pistorio… I did work with DAV..Vietnam Vets,&iraq…IF ANYBODY should have the ANSWERS to THEIR questions ,they SHOULD..THE VET Cemetary ,w/o KNOWING is NOT acceptable..ill go FIND the damn Link..(& yes,”###k Dicks”! I CALLED,& talked to mr stacks SECRETARY (&she was NOT having a good day,& HE DOES NOT care WHAT we DO)…


logically, if any of this nonsense and new laws and rules worked, they very first simple law that “murder is illegal” wouldve already prevented all of these type of problems..and every murder… All of the rest of this is just lemmings who have no problem ignoring our constitution, politicians being politicians looking for votes, and this one big corporation making a bean counted decision of losing sales of some evil black rifles for a few minutes of good PR to drive sales to NPR listening soccer moms. I hope it completely blows up in dicks sporting goods face. I find… Read more »


I have already bid them :Good Riddance” via email.


F**K Dicks

Don L. Bailey

Well Rick, you must be a man of few words. But I must admit, I do fully understand your feelings toward Pricks Sporting Goods Store.


I will never spend another dollar in Dick’s. Their name reflects exactly what they are. Good-bye Dick’s.

Mark Fagan

You can count me out too. Take a hike you Dicks!


lets just ban everything that kills, lets do cars and, airplanes to. bad things happen with anything. don’t punish the good people for it. i love my guns and i don’t even hunt. i only shoot paper but because i am a gun lover ,I AM BAD.. Go after the person not the tool they used. Dick’s is only looking at the money, they are wimping out. SHAME ON YOU.

Dr. Strangelove

I haven’t bought any of Dick’s overpriced items since they stopped selling handguns.


Maybe Mr. Stack is banking on the “Snowflake golfers” to keep him in business (Golf Galaxy). Every golf course and driving range needs to build “safe rooms” and hand out ear plugs so they don’t hear any uncomfortable words.


Some golfers like the 2A and firearms. Not sure why you need to insult a different group of people to advertise your displeasure with this retailer. Why not point out mini-van driving, orange-slicing, soccer moms that don’t like guns ? Newsflash, some of them are probably packing concealed and their friends don’t even know.


Ban idiots, NOT guns! That solves everything. That get rid of 90 percent of liberals too!


Dont be hypocritical.
Make the same message about WalMart.


Walmart is much more than an outdoor store. They don’t carry a full line of firearms anyway. Even if they just decided to stick with only goods that their true competitors sell and quit selling firearms and supplies, they would still be a very profitable business.

Joe Cortez

I already started to. I do not shop at Walmart or Dick‘s good riddance! Also I am contacting my brothers and sisters. Let them know what’s going on.I am pretty sure I will have the support.


WalMart is the largest sporting goods retailer in the world.
They made the same move regarding the age of buying ammo.
They go in and out of selling firearms.

Why don’t people complain?
Because of being lazy hypocrites.
You don’t want to be inconvenienced by having to shop somewhere else.


Most people don’t even know that they can usually get far better prices at gunbot or ammoseek and have it delivered to your door.


hate to tell you but their stock is up.


good to see… that tells me that anti 2nd amendment folks will lose a nice chunk of their investments come time for the quarterly sales results to be seen by the shareholders.


The anti’s will not make up the lost sales for Dicks stupid actions. They were expanding the Field and Stream line but most of those customers are now gone. Just look at what happened to Target when they came out as pro men using women bathrooms. Dicks should just call in the bankruptcy attorneys now and get it over with.


I was receiving several emails a day from Dicks. Unsubscribed to them leaving a comment about bad management. Deleted their app from my phone and have no plans on going to their store. Another brick and mortar store awaiting closure.

Ross Campbell

So did I

Jack Black

here is the gun control plan its simple lets ban modern sporting rifles. ok all the weak minded go for that go for that . next it will be high capacity magazines ok all the weak minded fall for that. the next shooting will be with a pump shotgun ok then they will want to ban pump shotguns so the weak minded fall for that. next shooting it will be with a nut job having 6 revolvers thats 36 rds so lets ban revolvers. theres no end to it . not till they ban them all which isnt going to… Read more »

JM Smith

I’ll never set another foot in a Dick’s and so far I’ve got a dozen of friends and family members that have pledged to do the same.

Keep this network going and pretty soon they’ll only have a libtard customer base which will not sustain them as a company.

Reap what you sow!


When K-Mart stopped selling guns due to their gutless liberal gun control cave-in, ALL of my shopping at K-Mart ended as did all of my family members. Where is K-mart now ????????? GONE ! The new “Limp Dicks” goes hand in hand with the libs/Dems/antigunners.


Dick’s may be finding them selves on the receiving side of an age discrimination suit..

Monkey Boy

One could argue that Dick’s is denying a person’s civil rights, based on age.
This could be YUGE.


Get a grip! This is the smartest thing that Dick’s could have done! You do realize that you are on the wrong side. I support gun ownership… for the right type of guns. I support the second amendment… when taken in the context with which it was written. You need to realize that enough is enough and something needs to be done. If you are a mentally healthy adult living within the law, you will have nothing to fear. Your guns (at least most types) would be safe. Stop letting people be murdered just because you care more about your… Read more »

Green Mtn. Boy

Brad and Jack

I support the second amendment [BUT],enough said,Next.

Edward Green

What are you going to do, when they come for you!



Let’s not forget that the incident would have never happened had the government not failed on numerous occasions. Certainly you are familiar with the numerous homicide-bomber attacks in cafe’s all over Israel some years back, yes? The point is that a homicidal maniac will use whatever means necessary to cause destruction.

Wild Bill

, Bad is obviously a low level propagandist. I will not converse with him for several reasons: first, his “we have to do something” hair on fire response is not logical. Second, he presumes to know that our guns (at least most types) would be safe.” in the future, and that is not logical. And I have saved the best for last, he thinks: “… I support gun ownership… for the right type of guns.” is consistent with supporting the Second Amendment.

Ansel Hazen

What next Brad? Are you going to be telling me I have to buy the right type of car? Use the right type of heating system for my house? If you don’t like my opinion will you try to suppress it because I shouldn’t be able to say certain things because you know, if you take the 1st amendment in the context it was written I shouldn’t be allowed to say just anything right???? YOU are the problem this country has right now. Stop believing guns are the reason. Grow a set and own up to the fact that the… Read more »

Roy D.

Brad, do you want to know how I know you are both stupid and ignorant? But that is ok, this is America and you are free to be both. What you are not free to do is to impose your stupidity and ignorance on the rest of the population.

Pete Shankle


So when they go after the 10/22, Mini14, M1A…

I suppose that will be fine huh…


Troll Alert, troll Alert

Vietnam Brown Water Veteran
Beware the Dreaded “Tactical Assault Axe Handle!”
Brad, if Ignorance is bliss, you must be ecstatic. “Right type of guns?” Why would “Most Types” of guns be safe? You must think that you are such an expert, please state your credentials.
As a Vietnam Brown Water Navy Combat Veteran, serving my 1st Tour of Duty at age 19, after being raised an Army Brat, I am very familiar with many weapons, but obviously do not have your great intellect knowing “Most Types,” and which are safe. My point is “Put Up or Shut Up!”

Don L. Bailey

I’m curious, was your tactical assault axe a tomahawk with a wooden handle? If so, have you seen one recently?


Guns do not kill people. People kill people.

And of.course you think the scum one calls “government” can have the small arms that they AND you, would deny American citizens. Correct ?

You flaming libs.are deserving of a short rope and a tall tree.


No gun ever got up on its own and killed anyone. It is just a tool. People kill people. No gun ever killed anyone. Brad, you are naive.


You are being dishonest and misleading. Everything you said is contradicting and is not how a true supporter speaks or thinks, therefore, you DO NOT support the 2nd A as you claim. You’re trying to disguise yourself as a true supporter to sway opinion. We can spot a liberal gun grabber a mile away. Give you an inch of our hard earned 2nd A rights?….Not a chance!


Just to remind you guns don’t kill people by themselves the idiot that pulls the trigger does.

Jack Mahoggoff

Sorry, but you are wrong. I’ll shop Dick’s way more often than in the past and so will others which will make you boycott pail in comparison. Either get on the bus or get under it. It’s coming and you can’t stop it.

Clark Kent

‘Pail’ in comparison? Your spelling bus has obviously ran out of gas, dolt.


Yes, and, “has ran?” Your grammar bus is as bad as his spelling bus.

Don L. Bailey

Two different agencies involved here, the spelling police and the grammar police have ganged up on one single incident and are now arguing over who is most correct. This glass of pinot noir has never tasted so good.


Well said Don!

Roy D.

That’s the thing, Jack, I don’t ride the “short bus” like you apparently do.


If you play golf all dressed up in overpriced “snowflake” polo shirts, overpriced caps, overpriced golf shoes, and overpriced equipment, then Dicks is the place for you. I have a Dicks 5 minutes from me. The parking lot is always bare, which says it all.


” . . . you boycott pail . . . ” Two errors in three words – WHAT a genius!


old vet If you put in Jack and left out Mahogg add what is left and I think you would have Dick’s best customer.


This comment is for Jack Myhoggoff. 1st off, I really pray you’re not the weirdo that you’re comment suggests and the pervert that your chosen pseudonym implies. 2nd, put your money where your mouth is and truly and consistently go spend even MORE of your money at Dicks “R” Us. And don’t just spend a little more, make sure you spend a lot more, and often, in order to justify your words and impact you’re trying to impress upon us here. Make it meaningful; go big or shut the fuck up, right? Then, post all your receipts on line to… Read more »

Sam DeChelfin

I agree. There are 100 million gun owners in america. We need to exercise our political power and stop purchasing any items from these companies that seek to blame innocent gun owners for the failure of government or individuals to properly use weapons of any kind. Maybe we should ban all teachers because one just shot off a gun in school or maybe no more cars because deranged individuals use it as a weapon or even airplanes considering we lost 3000+ human lives on 9/11. It’s about time that we started marching and raising our voices over idiot liberals who… Read more »

Marc Disabled Vet

17 my friend. Spent my 18th in the Republic
of South Vietnam 1973 enlisted in the usmc
right after my 17th birthday.


Thank you so much for your service to our country.
Patriots like you make me proud to be American.


I agree with you Sam and the truly sad thing is they haven’t a clue about defending our freedom.

Green Mtn. Boy

Dicks,what Dicks,they have been dead to me since 2012,post New Town anti Civil rights stance.