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Common sense at Dick's

Something awesome happened today. And I found out about it on Twitter, of course.

Dick's Sporting Goods made a political move in regards to the recent massacre at Parkland. They made some public statements which they posted on Twitter. Read them below.

Part 1

Part 1

Part 2

Part 2

Part 3

Part 3

You can read the full Media Statement here.

They even went on to publicly admit that:

Following all of the rules and laws, we sold a shotgun to the Parkland shooter in November of 2017. It was not the gun, nor type of gun, he used in the shooting. But it could have been.
Clearly this indicates on so many levels that the systems in place are not effective to protect our kids and our citizens.
We believe it’s time to do something about it.

We can't give enough credit to Dick's Sporting Goods for doing this. Obviously they will get a lot of attention for doing this, and I think they should. It's a great move on their part for a variety of reasons, and their absolute honesty and efforts are being acknowledged across the nation right now. I respect them so much.

Obviously hunting is a big part of Dick's Sporting Goods so they are expecting controversy. But they don't care. They are using COMMON SENSE to make decisions, which is beyond admirable.

If the kids are brave enough to do what they’re doing, then we should be brave enough to take a stand. And that’s what we’ve done.
— http://money.cnn.com/2018/02/28/news/companies/dicks-weapon-ban/index.html?sr=limoney022818companies0749AMStory

Let's see which company will act next.

Change is coming.

kk