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Dick's Sporting Goods destroyed $5M worth of assault weapons
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: October 09, 2019 12:46PM
It's a good start. What a great CEO. We need more like him.

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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods destroyed $5M worth of assault weapons
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 09, 2019 01:30PM
Drop in a bloody bucket. Any 'sporting goods' store has no business selling large magazine capacity high performance rifles for 'hunting'. Unless there is legal dinosaur hunting...
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods destroyed $5M worth of assault weapons
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 09, 2019 02:00PM
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cbelt3
Drop in a bloody bucket. Any 'sporting goods' store has no business selling large magazine capacity high performance rifles for 'hunting'. Unless there is legal dinosaur hunting...

better than NOTHING!

our congress and our liar-in-chief do NOTHING
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods destroyed $5M worth of assault weapons
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 09, 2019 02:31PM
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space-time
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better than NOTHING!
our congress and our liar-in-chief do NOTHING
No arguments there. I still get enraged when people claim these weapons are for 'sporting' purposes. Unless the sport involves murdering a bunch of people in a hurry, these weapons have no reason to exist.
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods destroyed $5M worth of assault weapons
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 09, 2019 02:41PM
Better would have been if they returned them to the manufacturer as unsold merchandise and gotten a credit. I think they would have done this if it was allowed in their contract. That would have caused the gun manufacturer to lose sales which would be great.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods destroyed $5M worth of assault weapons
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: October 09, 2019 02:58PM
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Speedy
Better would have been if they returned them to the manufacturer as unsold merchandise and gotten a credit. I think they would have done this if it was allowed in their contract. That would have caused the gun manufacturer to lose sales which would be great.

The CEO made it clear why he's doing this - he doesn't want these weapons available for use in violent acts. That's why he destroyed them. Returning them to the manufacturer would not accomplish what he's after, which isn't money.
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods destroyed $5M worth of assault weapons
Posted by: samintx
Date: October 09, 2019 02:58PM
Hurray ! Our TX state congressman says we don’t need legislation but PRAYER.dunno smiley
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods destroyed $5M worth of assault weapons
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 09, 2019 03:09PM
....so Dick's.....suck....???



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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods destroyed $5M worth of assault weapons
Posted by: Acer
Date: October 09, 2019 03:34PM
The market speaks. I'm sure the right will be organizing boycotts, though. Boycotting...is that socialist?
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods destroyed $5M worth of assault weapons
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: October 09, 2019 05:17PM
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cbelt3
Drop in a bloody bucket. Any 'sporting goods' store has no business selling large magazine capacity high performance rifles for 'hunting'. Unless there is legal dinosaur hunting...

"It's ideal for home defense."

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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods destroyed $5M worth of assault weapons
Posted by: Racer X
Date: October 11, 2019 12:41AM
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cbelt3
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better than NOTHING!
our congress and our liar-in-chief do NOTHING
No arguments there. I still get enraged when people claim these weapons are for 'sporting' purposes. Unless the sport involves murdering a bunch of people in a hurry, these weapons have no reason to exist.

I guess my understanding of the basic English phrase "Shall not be infringed upon" means something different than it does to you. It's a RIGHT. I never did anything to justify having it taken away. Civilian gun control SURE works in Mexico.....

And a 30 rd magazine in an AR is normal, as well as an 18 rd magazine in a Glock pistol. The short ones are REDUCED capacity.

It takes a REAL long time to reduce a massive population of diseased tree rats or prairie dogs starving to death 5 rounds at a time.

Good to know my buddies SWCC Shorty the Mark 19 Magician and SEAL Scotty the Sniper risked their lives protecting our rights so they can be pissed away by those with no skin in the game.

Our Legal System's Foundation is based on innocent until proven guilty, unless it is inconvenient, then we will just ignore the Constitution and do it anyway.

And let's be honest... It's not about firearms, it's about control.

If each and everyone of you truly thought it was about saving lives, you would all be lobbying hard to outlaw alcohol and tobacco, and make vaccines mandatory for anyone entering the United States. Any one of those 3 will save more in one year than 5 years of firearms deaths. But it ISN'T about saving lives. Be honest with yourselves, even if you won't be with others.

Tobacco is neither guaranteed nor protected by the foundations of our government, or our rights. Personal firearms ownership IS. Period. Vaccinations are currently under general freedom of choice UNLESS it involves serious risk to the community. Politicians are pushing firearms because any who take away their constituents booze and cigs are done, even if they save 75 thousand lives a year. They want to hand you a cookie, pat you one the head and send you on your way hoping you won't add up the numbers yourselves.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/11/2019 01:25AM by Racer X.
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods destroyed $5M worth of assault weapons
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: October 11, 2019 06:34AM
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Racer X
I guess my understanding of the basic English phrase "Shall not be infringed upon" means something different than it does to you. It's a RIGHT. I never did anything to justify having it taken away.

What’s your “basic English” difficulty with understanding “A well regulated militia”??

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Racer X
Good to know my buddies SWCC Shorty the Mark 19 Magician and SEAL Scotty the Sniper risked their lives protecting our rights so they can be pissed away by those with no skin in the game.

And what “skin” did YOU have “in the game”??

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Racer X
And let's be honest... It's not about firearms, it's about control.

No, no it’s not. That’s a quintessential Straw Man fallacy.
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods destroyed $5M worth of assault weapons
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: October 11, 2019 12:59PM
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Racer X

I guess my understanding of the basic English phrase "Shall not be infringed upon" means something different than it does to you. It's a RIGHT. I never did anything to justify having it taken away.

Understanding the difference between basic English phrases and technical legal phrases can be helpful in these instances. Also, having some background in Constitutional law comes in handy.

A right, whether natural or constructed, is not a thing sacrosanct against all limit or constraint. When something is a right, it raises the bar for the government to limit or constrain - it doesn't eliminate it, and it never has.

The government can always act to constrain or limit individual (or collective) rights when it has a compelling interest to do so. What constitutes a compelling interest is always, ultimately, decided by the courts because they are the referees of gray areas, by design. This does not make them activists.

In any event, an individual's rights can be limited without their ever having to 'do anything' to justify the limit. You don't need to be a known alarmist in order to be proscribed from yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theatre.



rj
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods destroyed $5M worth of assault weapons
Posted by: Racer X
Date: October 15, 2019 07:05PM
My comment about skin in the game has to do that you personally, or the lawmakers, don't necessarily personally exercise your right to own or use firearms. I'm not homosexual, but I will defend the rights of those who are. Nor am I female, but I support their right to chose about abortion. My feelings are irrelevant.

Just as we have rights we might not exercise, we STILL must protect them for those who follow us. Scotty and Shorty went to bat for us to protect those rights, so their kids have the CHOICE to own or use firearms, to live their lives as they see fit, to vote if they choose.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/15/2019 07:06PM by Racer X.
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