Firearms / Guns and Gear

Is Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward Stack the Biggest Hypocrite in America?

Quite possibly, based on a field trip I took to my local Dick’s Sporting Goods and Field & Stream stores this week.

Statement of Edward W. Stack, Chairman & CEO Dick’s Sporting Goods:

“We hope others join us in this effort to let our kids know that their pleas are being taken seriously. Some will say these steps can’t guarantee tragedies like Parkland will never happen again. They may be correct – but if common sense reform is enacted and even one life is saved, it will have been worth it.

We deeply believe that this country’s most precious gift is our children. They are our future. We must keep them safe.”

In this statement, Stack not only said, “We will no longer sell assault-style rifles, also referred to as modern sporting rifles. We had already removed them from all DICK’S stores after the Sandy Hook massacre, but we will now remove them from sale at all 35 Field & Stream stores.” He also wrote, “At the same time, we implore our elected officials to enact common sense gun reform and pass the following regulations,” one of them being “ban assault-style firearms.”

I wonder what those who flock to Dick’s and Field & Stream stores to support Stack’s taking the moral high ground will think if they see where Stack’s bottom line actually is. Consider not only that BOTH Dick’s and Field & Stream stores continue to sell ammunition for assault-style rifles, THEY SELL FIELD & STREAM BRANDED ammunition for assault-style rifles.

Photo at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Winston-Salem, NC, by David Yamane

If your tastes run to the AK-47 platform rather than the AR-15, you can opt for the 7.62×39 cartridge with its comparatively large (122 grain) and slow (2,330 feet per second) bullet.

Photo at Field & Stream store, Greensboro, NC, by David Yamane

In his statement, Stack not only went after assault rifles, he also declared, “We will no longer sell high capacity magazines,” and further called for the government to “Ban high capacity magazines.”

Perhaps he means AFTER Field & Stream stores sell out of all of the many, many, many semi-auto handguns they stock which have magazines holding 11+ rounds. So many choices just in the Glock case. G17 (17 rounds), G19 (15 rounds), G19X (17 rounds), and G34 (17 rounds). Not to mention all the high capacity semi-auto pistols by Beretta, Heckler & Koch, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Sig Sauer, and Springfield Armory in the other cases.

Photo at Field & Stream store, Greensboro, NC, by David Yamane

Considering that many times more Americans are killed and injured by people wielding handguns than assault rifles, perhaps Stack ought to rethink his stores’ complicity in this bloodshed instead of profiting off of it by selling handgun ammo by the truckload.

Photo at Field & Stream store, Greensboro, NC, by David Yamane

Stack is also good with selling SNIPER RIFLES to the American public.

Photo at Field & Stream store, Greensboro, NC, by David Yamane

How ironic that Field & Stream stores sell t-shirts for Daniel Defense, but not their main product.

Photo at Field & Stream store, Greensboro, NC, by David Yamane

And if Stack succeeds in getting a government ban on assault rifles, will Field & Stream stores have a run on their Under Armour “Molon Labe” shirts?

Photo at Field & Stream store, Greensboro, NC, by David Yamane

Too rich.




14 thoughts on “Is Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward Stack the Biggest Hypocrite in America?

  1. Pingback: Is Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward Stack the Biggest Hypocrite in America? | 2nd Amendment, Shooting & Firearms Blog

  2. The entire gun control movement is hypocritical to me because they are wanting to take away my 2A rights while demanding I allow there 1A rights to spread there message. Of course expecting the left to admit that is an exercise in futility.

    Molon Labe!
    Keep your powder dry and your faith in God.


  3. To be fair, there are a boatload of “traditional” rifles that shoot the .223 cartridge. Just did a quick search.

    That’s the problem with this current wave of misinformation/ignorance about the 223 round. There are a host of hot rounds in the 22 caliber that have long been used for long range flat shooting of “varmints” and other small game, whereas the popular but ignorant culture entirely conflates these rounds with assault rifles. 220 Swift (the Mother of all hot 22 cal cartridges), 22/250 Remington, 225 Winchester, 22 Hornet, etc. My stepdad picked up a Savage rifle (340?) back in the sixties that was chambered in 225 Winchester. Hotter round than the 5.56×45. We handloaded it to about 3400-3500 fps with a Sierra 52 gr HPBT bullet. It shot dead flat to around 200 yards and put The Fear into the ground hogs in Western NY.

    Even a few bolt action 7.62×39’s at Cheaper Than Dirt. Probably a pretty good deer round at moderate range, a little slower than a 30-30.


      • Oh, I am sure most go through ARs. I guess my point was that these high velocity 223 rounds have a long history before the military discovered them and still have rifles chambered for them that are not black. The recent article(s) attesting to the devastating injury capability of “high velocity rifle rounds” makes it sound like this round type was invented to maim people when in fact it has long been used to kill game at long range., the purpose of the round was to travel really fast and flat rather than having a low velocity trajectory with a pronounced arc.


      • Unless my Subaru was designed with a 30 gallon gas tank in which case it would be “standard capacity” just as the AR15 was designed with a 30 round magazine. There are higher capacity magazines as well as lower capacity, but 30 rounds is standard.


      • Indeed, designed with a 30 rd magazine as a military tactical rifle. If deranged civilians keep shooting up schools, theatres, and churches with these rifles, its inevitable that we will all pay a regulatory price. We let just about anyone drive. We don’t let just about anyone drive an eighteen-wheeler.


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