NSSF Expels Dick's Sporting Goods

From: Gene Poole ([email protected])

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The 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 Field and Stream stores in 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. NSSF 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.

About NSSF
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 13,000 manufacturers,
distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s
organizations and publishers. For more information, visit


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Mike Bazinet


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