National Shooting Sports Foundation Expels Dick’s Sporting Goods

DICKS Ban Guns No Circle

U.S.A.-( 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 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. National Shooting Sports Foundation 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.


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 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to

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John Dolarty

Is this business (whose name I decline to type – why should I help them advertise) paying attention?

Or, do they think their irrational practices will cause all others in the firearms industry to go belly up with them as that was their plan all along?

Raymond Miller

I have an idea that they didn’t sell that many guns or ammo to begin with. This has given them a chance to stop selling them and blame it on the NRA and us criminal gun owners. Their profit from gun sales was most likely not that great, and their employees didn’t seem to be very knowledgeable, they bail. Cabela’s and Bass Pro beats them with sales I’m sure.

Wild Bill

@RM, yeah, could just be a cover story to mask the failure of the head dick. So, let us use the situation as an example to other businesses.

Are they trying to fail?


Got to say that there GM and there CEO or whoever came up to giving up on these arms and the idea of banning these weapons and having them destroyed was the most lame ass idea ever! just to get on the side of the crying left and communist party that they want to warm up to, That just shows you how sorry these owners and stock holders are willing to put them selves against the people that abide and love there arms that protect and in joy the recreation that it provides them. They have under estimated the gun… Read more »


I wonder how their stockholders feel about destroying inventory, can’t help the bottom line along with driving off many of their customers.

Kenny Smith

Why doesn’t any of my comments show up ?


This one just did. I’ve heard of shadow banning. They let you type, but don’t post any of it. I kinda wonder as I used to get responses,but not anymore.

Brian Patrick Johnson

We do not shadowban. Our systems will hold comments for administrative approval in some cases if a poster is new to our site (first comment) or comment are coming from an unknown IP address. In the case of this comment kenny its the weekend and we do not approve comments every hour like during the week. Sorry if we were a little slow on the weekends were often at the range.

be well.

Kenny Smith

These guys have pissed off around oh I don’t know maybe 80 million to 120 million people with their rude and crude antics. I hope they go out of business , I along with several of my friends will no longer do any business at all with their company or anyone associated with them , us gun owners need to stick together to show these people we are tired of being picked on for stupidity !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Raymond Miller

I was never really impressed with Dick’s. I traveled to Cabela’s, Bass Pro and gun shows, for my shooting needs. always seamed that they were more interested in selling sneakers and work out clothes. The gun dept. was located in an obscure corner and had very little to offer, the ammo when they had a sale more often than not, they ran out early.

Country Boy

Dicks spelled backwards is skcid….let’s call it “skid” for short , because…
I hope Dicks makes it to skid row turning their backs on the 2nd A and We The People


Excellent !! Hope Dicks goes belly up.
Looks like they turned out to be just a big POS..

Michael A. Gould

I am all done with Dick’s also. How can an individual be able to enlist in any branch of the armed forces at the age of 18 and not be able to buy a firearm? Maybe Dick’s could supply bow and arrows to the front lines. That might be their weapon of choice.


I went into a Dick’s a while back looking for some camping supplies. It took me a good while to track down a sales person who then didn’t know the store’s inventory and left me waiting while he went to find someone who did. That person took me to where he thought what I was looking for might be. Turns out they didn’t, or at least we conldn’t find any. Wasted a good half hour of my life there. At that point, I said, “never again”, and though they are just opening a new store in my town, that will… Read more »


Never shopping Dicks again. It appears that after expressing my disgust of Dick’s only to find I was far from alone in my disgust. Un-American company may just need to set up shop in California were moon beam can help subsidize them.

N.R. Ringlee

The Boycott is a dual edged sword. Sometimes the counter slash is more damaging than the initial cut. Dicks will find out what it means to scorn their former customers.


Love the picture ammoland! Greatness!!


Watch as Dicks slowely disappears. Liberals won’t spend enough to keep them alive.


Hey! It’s dicks.

James Cooke

I was a Customer of Dicks/Field & Stream, Like I said WAS! never again will I ever set foot in any of their stores & I have one a half a mile from me! Not only was I a customer of theirs I also had a charge acct with them with a $2000 limit, after the Fla School shooting those A**holes lowered my credit to a $100 & I have a 700 plus credit rating! Just goes to show you that they don’t want any business from Gun Owners! So if you have ever bought a firearm from them you… Read more »


I have cut up my Score card and sent
it back to Dicks. Maybe others should do the same.

Missouri Born

Idiots to destroy AR-15s why don’t they donate them to local police department instead of destroying them.
I will never spend any money with them and I hope others do the same.


I don’t think they’ll be able to write off deliberate destruction of valuable inventory. Either their bottom line will take a hit, or – if they try to write it off – the taxman will (hopefully) come after them. In either case, there’s probably a solid basis for a stockholder suit against their management for breach of fiduciary duty.

Olen P Biehl

Well said and a great idea. Any good armorer can mak them full auto in what 20 minutes?


explicative’s and contempt is all I have for this, BeneDICK Arnold

I. C. Reality

@Robert….BeneDICKarnold, excellent. That name should stick to them forever.

C. McLennan

Guess Dick’s can suck on one.


They are an overpriced store with only basic knowledge of guns to start with so who needs Dick’s?

Dr. Jim Clary

Everyone should also remember that Dick’s doubled and tripled the price of their ammunition during the Obama-years shortage. They are not a company that is friendly to hunters and shooters. No matter what your sport, do not patronize this company…. they support repeal of the 2nd Amendment.

Green Mtn. Boy

Dicks needs to be kicked in another spot,located close to their namesake because they have proven no use for their gonads.


I have to wonder how much longer Dicks will be in business?

Marc DV.

OH ! Soo Sorry Dicks,(not)
Thought you could still sell a lot of shotguns ,
and clay’s didn’t ya ? Not gonna happen !
Like LUCY You got some splainin to do.
( but it’s not gonna help) YOU BLEW IT !


Dicks Sporting Goods:
Not very “Sporting” and not very “Good”.

Good riddance!


But a whole lot of Dicks!