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Dick's Sporting Goods Hired Gun Lobbyists to Push for Gun Control
Dick's lived up to its name when it stopped selling certain guns in a grand political gesture (see Dick's Sporting Goods Caves, Will Stop Selling 'Assault Style' Rifles). Their anti-gun spazz fest doesn't stop there though. Reportedly, the store also hired three lobbyists to push for gun control. Sounds like a bad business move for a store selling the boom booms, but we're beyond reason here.
Take a look-see at the details.
The lobbying records show Dick’s hired two Democrats and one Republican from Glover Park Group, a DC-based government affairs firm, for “[l]obbying related to gun control.” No other policy issues were listed in the disclosure form filed by the firm. The disclosure forms show Dick’s pro-gun control lobbying effort began official on April 27, 2018. The official registration form noting Dick’s retention of Glover to push for gun control was filed on Monday morning.
The three lobbyists tapped by Dick’s to push for gun control are listed by name in the federal disclosure forms, which are required by the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 to be filed quarterly: Joel Johnson, who worked for both President Bill Clinton and Senate Democrat leadership; Andrew King, who worked for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.); and Christina Brown, a former staffer for Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.).
Pardon my pun, but those seem like big guns for a sporting goods chain. There's a serious agenda afoot. In case all their other feel-good moves didn't clue you in. Now we know back when Dick's CEO Ed Stack harped on about congress needing to "do something" about guns, he really meant "do something at the behest of my hired minions."
Maybe Dick's has a beef with inanimate objects. I find myself wishing to ban desks on which I've stubbed my toe repeatedly. Perhaps their CEO once stepped on a loaded gun (worse than a lego). Perhaps major toe ouchies are fueling his raging anti-gunnery. We've all been there.
Regardless, if you bought a gun from the limited selection at Dick's, your money helped fund efforts to destroy your rights. "Sorry not sorry," chortles Ed Stack as he funnels more of his customers' money to gun control campaigns.
We've said it aplenty but it bears repeating: businesses have the right to sell or not sell what they please. Customers should also know this business' hatred of their Second Amendment right runs deep. Dick's Sporting Goods wants America to think their company very noble for refusing to sell weapons to young people. However, profiting off the people you intend to gip isn't very noble. Especially when using those profits to do the gipping.
We leave these issues up to the market to handle. I get the feeling Dick's will be handled in record time. Even the courtesans will be blushing.