Dick’s announced that they will no longer sell AR-15s, and all I’m seeing is cheers and huzzahs for the company.
My first thought was, “Why was a sporting goods company selling assault rifles in the first place?” There’s something just plain wrong with that.
But now I learn that they’ve pulled this stunt before. In the wake of the Sandy Hook murders, they announced then that they would stop selling these specific murder-tools (cheers, huzzahs), and then a year later they quietly resumed peddling instruments of death (silence, cluelessness). This is a stunt. A ploy. An advertising gimmick. And oh, but they are receiving lots of free advertising right now.