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Dick’s Sporting Goods will destroy assault-style rifles in stock. No, this is not rational behavior.

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Dick’s Sporting Goods is taking its moral indignation to a whole new level following its recent decision not to sell “assault weapons” — see modern sporting rifles, which includes the AR-15.

Faced with the dilemma of what to do with unsold merchandise, instead of returning the merchandise to the manufacturer, as retailers normally do, Dick’s Sporting Goods has decided to destroy them, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

You read that right, the company will take a financial hit to ensure the firearms they have never end up in someone’s hands. Critics will argue this further proves liberals are not just interested in stricter gun laws, they want to take them away entirely.

“We are in the process of destroying all firearms and accessories that are no longer for sale as a result of our February 28th policy change,” a company spokeswoman told the paper. “We are destroying the firearms in accordance with federal guidelines and regulations.”

After being destroyed at the company’s distribution centers, the remaining parts will be sent to a salvage company to be recycled, according to the Post-Gazette.

In addition to announcing it will no longer sell “assault weapons” after the February mass shooting at a Florida high school, Dick’s began requiring buyers to be 21-years-old to purchase firearms — the company was hit with two lawsuits over the new age limit.

Social media users let the sporting goods company have it over a decision many see as irrational.

Here’s a sampling of responses, as seen on Twitter:





Tom Tillison


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