Dick’s Sporting Goods is refusing to fill orders for guns that were paid for

In a move that potentially may spark a class action lawsuit, Dick’s Sporting Goods is refusing to fill orders for guns that were paid for weeks ago.

Russell Kellner of Flower Mound, Texas said he and his wife bought three Troy Defense Carbine Semi-Automatic Rifles on Black Friday at a cost of $799 each, a $300 dollar discount.

“It was a heck of a deal,” said Kellner. They received two of them, but were then notified by Dick’s on Christmas Eve, that no more orders would be fulfilled.

Dick’s announced a week before Christmas it was suspending sales of modern sporting rifles in all stores, out of respect for the victims of the Connecticut massacre.

The store has issued refunds and added a $100 gift card for the inconvenience, but Troy Blackall, who paid for two of the Troy Carbines at Dick’s and only received one says, “It’s unacceptable.”

“The guns have doubled and tripled in price now. So it’s not like we can get our money back and buy the guns someplace else,” Blackall said.

CBS DFW also reports that the manufacturer of the guns, Troy industries is “deeply dismayed and shocked that Dick’s stopped selling its rifle”, and that millions of dollars were invested after selecting Dick’s as the sole distributor of this particular rifle.

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Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.


  • kathy

    I will not shop at Dick's if this is going to be their policy!

  • Mark Stanley

    That is like being robbed. You can right off "Cheaper than Dirt" as well. They are charging $100 for a $15 Magpul magazine…just because they can. I'll never go back to either one of these places. This will settle down and their business will be gone forever.

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  • Danny Cantrell

    Any business which flows with the political winds deserves to suffer the consequences of their actions. I hope their losses are huge!

  • Big Dem

    I will never set foot in Dick's again. I guess their company name aptly describes their corporate attitude.

  • Sam

    Well done Dicks Spirting goods. We need more businesses to step up like this one. Guns are simply too easy to buy. And obviously don't help innocent people. We need mental health work folks. Too much violence everywhere tells the story!! We need peace building. War and guns never truly make it safe. They make it more dangerous. Respect and care diffuses hate. Try it!!

  • Ed McGraw

    Dick's is being a dick. There are sporting good stores that are honorable, clearly Dick's isn't. The store has the right to do anything they want as long as it is legal. The customers should not be treated like trash. They had no problem taking his money for the first two rifles. If they feel that bad maybe they should give him back that money too. Dick's could clear its mind and could say they never sold those evil guns.

    As for the Gun Grabbers, Remember it is the Bill of Rights, not a Bill of Needs!

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  • Bert

    I will not shop at Dicks either, they should have honored the orders already placed by their customers! That's a slap in the face of customer service!

  • Dan

    I will not shop at Dick's again. If you don't want guns don't buy one. Shall we ban all alcohol and cars because of drunk drivers? Do we ban box cutters and airplanes because of terrorist? What this guy did to the school children was Horrible! But do not restrict or punish law abiding citizens.

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