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2012-12-18 02:40:38 PM

amquelbettamin


redmid17: The Short Bald Guy from Benny Hill: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: PR.

Yep. Those guns will be back for sale soon. It's simple economics. Create a scarcity by purposefully holding back supply and then start selling again at twice the value because there are a ton of fearful idiots out there who need to protect themselves from society.

Meanwhile Cabela's, Bass Pro Shop, Gander Mountain, and any other big outdoor/gun stores I missed will feel free to continue selling their stock. That doesn't even touch the specialized gun stores.

Wrong I checked gander mountain is sold out


*facepalm* They continued selling and have now sold out. Duh.
 
2012-12-18 02:42:57 PM

ha-ha-guy: I assume this is PR to ensure any protest rallies aren't held outside their stores. While Dicks might be selling various AR-15 style weapons, I'm sure plenty of other stores are.


It's just free advertising/PR and it's pitiful.

It would be meaningful if they did it out of the blue.
 
2012-12-18 02:47:34 PM

amquelbettamin: redmid17: The Short Bald Guy from Benny Hill: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: PR.

Yep. Those guns will be back for sale soon. It's simple economics. Create a scarcity by purposefully holding back supply and then start selling again at twice the value because there are a ton of fearful idiots out there who need to protect themselves from society.

Meanwhile Cabela's, Bass Pro Shop, Gander Mountain, and any other big outdoor/gun stores I missed will feel free to continue selling their stock. That doesn't even touch the specialized gun stores.
http://www.fark.com/comments/7491917/Youll-shoot-your-Dicks-off&new=1 # b
Wrong I checked gander mountain is sold out


Your Gander Mountain might be out of stock. You can still order them online and get them shipped to the store.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-18 02:49:24 PM
He used a pistol to shoot himself...I say more pistols!
 
2012-12-18 02:50:49 PM
Either sell guns or don't sell guns, don't be a farking wish washy pussy about it.

Pick a side motherfarker, no one likes an independent...

Dick's is a shiathole anyways...
 
2012-12-18 02:53:56 PM
Such a PR move... probably not a bad one for a few weeks though
 
2012-12-18 02:55:19 PM
lulz... I do like that they still have the youth firearms section available
 
2012-12-18 02:56:25 PM
 
2012-12-18 02:57:10 PM

justanotherfarkinfarker: What was their sales volume of those anyway? They mostly sell deer shotguns and such


The Dicks Sporting Goods store near where I live sold AR-15-based rifles that I believe were chambered in higher calibers, likely intended for deer hunting.
 
2012-12-18 03:00:16 PM

doubled99: Hurry! Hurry! The most important thing right now is to curry favor with the knee-jerk crowd.


Hurry! Hurry! Take a business basics class at your local community College. The purpose of a business is to make money, not stand up for somebody's agenda, or take bad PR, or attract boycotts.
 
2012-12-18 03:01:54 PM

ReapTheChaos: These kind of knee jerk reactions are pointless. It doesn't matter what kind of weapon this guy used, he was going to go to that school and kill those kids that day. If he couldn't get his hands on an assault type rifle he would have just used a hunting rifle, or a pistol, or whatever else he had lying around.


Oh yes it does matter what kind of weapon he used. Certain types of weapons make a nutjob into a more efficient killing machine.

Trying to prevent nutjobs from becoming more efficient is not a kneejerk reaction if it makes so much goddamn sense. Of course common sense seems to be in shorter supply than semi-automatic weapons in certain parts of this country.
 
2012-12-18 03:03:08 PM
People are just retarded and are looking for ANY response to feel like something has changed or been accomplished by this tragedy.

What a bunch of sheep.
 
2012-12-18 03:03:58 PM
media.comicvine.com

/Not amused.
 
2012-12-18 03:07:57 PM

innumerate: ReapTheChaos: These kind of knee jerk reactions are pointless. It doesn't matter what kind of weapon this guy used, he was going to go to that school and kill those kids that day. If he couldn't get his hands on an assault type rifle he would have just used a hunting rifle, or a pistol, or whatever else he had lying around.

Oh yes it does matter what kind of weapon he used. Certain types of weapons make a nutjob into a more efficient killing machine.

Trying to prevent nutjobs from becoming more efficient is not a kneejerk reaction if it makes so much goddamn sense. Of course common sense seems to be in shorter supply than semi-automatic weapons in certain parts of this country.


Having an AR15 didn't make him more efficient at killing compared to using any of his handguns or shotgun that he had in his possession. It could even be argued it made him less efficient. Long rifles are less desirable in close quarters.
 
2012-12-18 03:08:22 PM

Feepit: What I have been thinking about of late is why lethal weapons are even necessary,


upload.wikimedia.org

Agrees, getting too old for this shiat...
 
2012-12-18 03:10:52 PM

Doom MD: Having an AR15 didn't make him more efficient at killing compared to using any of his handguns or shotgun that he had in his possession. It could even be argued it made him less efficient. Long rifles are less desirable in close quarters.


Yeah, that shotgun with buckshot would not have been pleasant in a classroom. Especially with some of the chokes out there for them.

As I'be said before, if anyone ever shoots up my workplace, I was him to do with a M60. He's not going to be accurate or moving all that fast.

/and jamming is on the table with it too
 
2012-12-18 03:11:09 PM

Feepit: The Short Bald Guy from Benny Hill: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: PR.

Yep. Those guns will be back for sale soon. It's simple economics. Create a scarcity by purposefully holding back supply and then start selling again at twice the value because there are a ton of fearful idiots out there who need to protect themselves from society.

What I have been thinking about of late is why lethal weapons are even necessary, other than for hunting game where the objective is to kill the target.

Even in modern wars, the goal isn't really to kill the enemy. It's to make them incapable of doing whatever it is you don't like them doing.

Surely by now we have the technology to achieve such a thing as a bloodless conflict.


What about the enjoyment of the simple skill challenge shooting x target at y distance?

I hunt paper targets... Bastards have it coming being all flat and stuff.
 
2012-12-18 03:11:15 PM

Feepit: redmid17: Tell that to Batman.

Wasn't the story that after having seen his parents murdered, Batman himself became opposed to murder and would always try to take his victims alive?


I know he was still packing a piece early in 1940, shortly before Dick Grayson came on the scene.

/Dick
 
2012-12-18 03:11:51 PM
Better than closing the barn door after the horse is out???
 
2012-12-18 03:17:09 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: PR.


Yeah, and? The free market is sending signals that Dick's is interpreting as "this business will be more profitable overall if we remove this category of products from our inventory".

That's a publicly traded company, and Wall Street has responded by pushing its stock price up about 2% after hearing this news. Maybe- just maybe- a little PR is good for business.
 
2012-12-18 03:17:17 PM

redmid17: amquelbettamin: redmid17: The Short Bald Guy from Benny Hill: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: PR.

Yep. Those guns will be back for sale soon. It's simple economics. Create a scarcity by purposefully holding back supply and then start selling again at twice the value because there are a ton of fearful idiots out there who need to protect themselves from society.

Meanwhile Cabela's, Bass Pro Shop, Gander Mountain, and any other big outdoor/gun stores I missed will feel free to continue selling their stock. That doesn't even touch the specialized gun stores.
http://www.fark.com/comments/7491917/Youll-shoot-your-Dicks-off&new=1 # b
Wrong I checked gander mountain is sold out

Your Gander Mountain might be out of stock. You can still order them online and get them shipped to the store.


Thanks I was looking at the specific $699 bushmaster in particular to see if there had been a run or not. They were sold out.
 
2012-12-18 03:19:07 PM

Skraeling: What about the enjoyment of the simple skill challenge shooting x target at y distance?

I hunt paper targets... Bastards have it coming being all flat and stuff.


Just like a baseball bat, if you are using it as equipment for a game, it is equipment for a game; if you are using it as a weapon to kill, it is a weapon to kill.
 
2012-12-18 03:20:01 PM

ha-ha-guy: I assume this is PR to ensure any protest rallies aren't held outside their stores. While Dicks might be selling various AR-15 style weapons, I'm sure plenty of other stores are.


Sure, but I can choose to buy my crap at Dick's instead of one of those other stores. Or not.
 
2012-12-18 03:20:48 PM

Feepit: redmid17: Tell that to Batman.

Wasn't the story that after having seen his parents murdered, Batman himself became opposed to murder and would always try to take his victims alive?


i.crackedcdn.com
 
2012-12-18 03:26:30 PM
Obviously, the killer bought all his weapons and ammo on Black Friday:

i.imgur.com

....that or he killed his gun nut, survivalist Mother (who probably bought them at real gun shops) and stole it all.
 
2012-12-18 03:29:23 PM
zokstersomething.files.wordpress.com 

/nobody yet?
//really?
 
2012-12-18 03:37:00 PM

innumerate: ReapTheChaos: These kind of knee jerk reactions are pointless. It doesn't matter what kind of weapon this guy used, he was going to go to that school and kill those kids that day. If he couldn't get his hands on an assault type rifle he would have just used a hunting rifle, or a pistol, or whatever else he had lying around.

Oh yes it does matter what kind of weapon he used. Certain types of weapons make a nutjob into a more efficient killing machine.

Trying to prevent nutjobs from becoming more efficient is not a kneejerk reaction if it makes so much goddamn sense. Of course common sense seems to be in shorter supply than semi-automatic weapons in certain parts of this country.


You do realize that these "assault" weapons they're talking about aren't machine guns right? They're Semi-automatic, which means one trigger pull fires one bullet, just like every other rifle or pistol out there.
 
2012-12-18 03:39:31 PM
Dicks chose to fall for the anti gun hype coming from the looney left demtards. Will they also be dropping ASSUALT baseball bats and golf clubs?
i1253.photobucket.com
This RPG is perfectly safe until a human squeezes the trigger.
 
2012-12-18 03:39:48 PM

ha-ha-guy: As I'be said before, if anyone ever shoots up my workplace, I was him to do with a M60. He's not going to be accurate or moving all that fast.


If anyone ever shoot up MY workplace, i want him to do it with a water pistol
 
2012-12-18 03:41:42 PM

KidneyStone


ha-ha-guy: As I'be said before, if anyone ever shoots up my workplace, I was him to do with a M60. He's not going to be accurate or moving all that fast.

If anyone ever shoot up MY workplace, i want him to do it with a water pistol


If anyone ever shoots up MY workplace, I want him to do it with heroin. 


Nah, JK - water pistol would be fine.
 
2012-12-18 03:44:10 PM
What? Usually it would take a catheter to pull something out of Dick's.
 
2012-12-18 03:45:23 PM

ReapTheChaos:

You do realize that these "assault" weapons they're talking about aren't machine guns right? They're Semi-automatic, which means one trigger pull fires one bullet, just like every other rifle or pistol out there.


Yes, but aside from rate of fire, magazine capacity and other factors make a difference in nutjob situations.

And in a more general sense, a knife is less efficient than a firearm, a revolver less efficient than a semi-automatic pistol, etc. So it does matter what kind of weapon a nutjob uses, doesnt it?
 
2012-12-18 03:46:19 PM

KidneyStone: ha-ha-guy: As I'be said before, if anyone ever shoots up my workplace, I was him to do with a M60. He's not going to be accurate or moving all that fast.

If anyone ever shoot up MY workplace, i want him to do it with a water pistol


That used to be Fridays in the summer around here. But we're all engineers and eventually one of the guys had a homemade high pressure pistol blow up in his hand and pepper him with bits of plastic. Now we're all busy modding nerf guns.

/I can totally upgrade the spring in this thing
 
2012-12-18 03:46:32 PM
there is more then one way to skin a statist!
 
2012-12-18 03:51:05 PM
In my city in a fairly new shopping center they are building a Dick's. On the other side of that parking lot is a BJ's Brewery.
 
2012-12-18 03:57:59 PM

dikfishman: In my city in a fairly new shopping center they are building a Dick's. On the other side of that parking lot is a BJ's Brewery.


I trust we can count on photographic proof of project completion.
 
2012-12-18 03:58:15 PM

ReapTheChaos: innumerate: ReapTheChaos: These kind of knee jerk reactions are pointless. It doesn't matter what kind of weapon this guy used, he was going to go to that school and kill those kids that day. If he couldn't get his hands on an assault type rifle he would have just used a hunting rifle, or a pistol, or whatever else he had lying around.

Oh yes it does matter what kind of weapon he used. Certain types of weapons make a nutjob into a more efficient killing machine.

Trying to prevent nutjobs from becoming more efficient is not a kneejerk reaction if it makes so much goddamn sense. Of course common sense seems to be in shorter supply than semi-automatic weapons in certain parts of this country.

You do realize that these "assault" weapons they're talking about aren't machine guns right? They're Semi-automatic, which means one trigger pull fires one bullet, just like every other rifle or pistol out there.


So? Doens't change the fact that semi-auto assault weapons still turn a deranged person into a more efficient killing machine.
 
2012-12-18 03:59:36 PM

dikfishman: In my city in a fairly new shopping center they are building a Dick's. On the other side of that parking lot is a BJ's Brewery.


I'd call it merely an amusing coincidence if not for the Kokkenbaalz Insurance Company located directly in between...
 
2012-12-18 04:01:21 PM

TheNewJesus: Either sell guns or don't sell guns, don't be a farking wish washy pussy about it.

Pick a side motherfarker, no one likes an independent...

Dick's is a shiathole anyways...


the golf section is full of wonder
 
2012-12-18 04:01:36 PM
relaxitsjustme

ReapTheChaos: innumerate: ReapTheChaos: These kind of knee jerk reactions are pointless. It doesn't matter what kind of weapon this guy used, he was going to go to that school and kill those kids that day. If he couldn't get his hands on an assault type rifle he would have just used a hunting rifle, or a pistol, or whatever else he had lying around.

Oh yes it does matter what kind of weapon he used. Certain types of weapons make a nutjob into a more efficient killing machine.

Trying to prevent nutjobs from becoming more efficient is not a kneejerk reaction if it makes so much goddamn sense. Of course common sense seems to be in shorter supply than semi-automatic weapons in certain parts of this country.

You do realize that these "assault" weapons they're talking about aren't machine guns right? They're Semi-automatic, which means one trigger pull fires one bullet, just like every other rifle or pistol out there.

So? Doens't change the fact that semi-auto assault weapons still turn a deranged person into a more efficient killing machine.



So does Red Bull....so, what's your point?
 
2012-12-18 04:02:02 PM

Doom MD: innumerate: ReapTheChaos: These kind of knee jerk reactions are pointless. It doesn't matter what kind of weapon this guy used, he was going to go to that school and kill those kids that day. If he couldn't get his hands on an assault type rifle he would have just used a hunting rifle, or a pistol, or whatever else he had lying around.

Oh yes it does matter what kind of weapon he used. Certain types of weapons make a nutjob into a more efficient killing machine.

Trying to prevent nutjobs from becoming more efficient is not a kneejerk reaction if it makes so much goddamn sense. Of course common sense seems to be in shorter supply than semi-automatic weapons in certain parts of this country.

Having an AR15 didn't make him more efficient at killing compared to using any of his handguns or shotgun that he had in his possession. It could even be argued it made him less efficient. Long rifles are less desirable in close quarters.


What weapon can put more rounds down range in X number of minutes? Semi-automatic assault rifle? Semi-automatic shotgun? Semi-automatic handgun?
 
2012-12-18 04:05:15 PM

Dimensio: justanotherfarkinfarker: What was their sales volume of those anyway? They mostly sell deer shotguns and such

The Dicks Sporting Goods store near where I live sold AR-15-based rifles that I believe were chambered in higher calibers, likely intended for deer hunting.


Nobody hunts with those weapons. Legally. Nobody.
 
2012-12-18 04:06:01 PM

karnal: relaxitsjustme

ReapTheChaos: innumerate: ReapTheChaos: These kind of knee jerk reactions are pointless. It doesn't matter what kind of weapon this guy used, he was going to go to that school and kill those kids that day. If he couldn't get his hands on an assault type rifle he would have just used a hunting rifle, or a pistol, or whatever else he had lying around.

Oh yes it does matter what kind of weapon he used. Certain types of weapons make a nutjob into a more efficient killing machine.

Trying to prevent nutjobs from becoming more efficient is not a kneejerk reaction if it makes so much goddamn sense. Of course common sense seems to be in shorter supply than semi-automatic weapons in certain parts of this country.

You do realize that these "assault" weapons they're talking about aren't machine guns right? They're Semi-automatic, which means one trigger pull fires one bullet, just like every other rifle or pistol out there.

So? Doens't change the fact that semi-auto assault weapons still turn a deranged person into a more efficient killing machine.


So does Red Bull....so, what's your point?


The point it that is matters what type of weapon is used.
 
2012-12-18 04:08:04 PM

karnal:
So does Red Bull....so, what's your point?


Ok, let's have a duel.

My weapon: A semi-automatic rifle.

Your weapon: One, scratch that, two cans of red bull

May the more efficient killing machine win!
 
2012-12-18 04:08:12 PM
I'm pleased about this decision. It will drive more business to the independent FFL dealer or gunsmith.

these threads are fun. it's easy to pick out the ones who know nothing at all about firearms except what they hear on the news.
 
2012-12-18 04:09:54 PM

The_Original_Roxtar: these threads are fun. it's easy to pick out the ones who know nothing at all about firearms except what they hear on the news.


I've been thinking this, too. Gives a chance to appropriately farkie people as well.
 
2012-12-18 04:10:31 PM

innumerate: ReapTheChaos:

You do realize that these "assault" weapons they're talking about aren't machine guns right? They're Semi-automatic, which means one trigger pull fires one bullet, just like every other rifle or pistol out there.

Yes, but aside from rate of fire, magazine capacity and other factors make a difference in nutjob situations.

And in a more general sense, a knife is less efficient than a firearm, a revolver less efficient than a semi-automatic pistol, etc. So it does matter what kind of weapon a nutjob uses, doesnt it?


I honestly don't think it does. In a shootout with police a 30 round magazine might give you a slight edge, shooting 6 year olds, not so much. It only takes a second or two to reload one anyway.
 
2012-12-18 04:10:49 PM

Doom MD: In the ER one of the more common gunshot wounds you can see are to the groin. You'd think the world was littered with window-washer snipers and that they're targetting fine upstanding gentleman scholars. However, the victim's monochrome clothes, 1k pocket cash, and the fact they were loitering around in one of the worst neighborhoods in the city suggest they were just mexican carrying and negligently discharged their own gun into their crotch and dumped the pistol before going to the ER.


This makes me laugh. Stupid drug dealers.
 
2012-12-18 04:11:24 PM
Interesting twist here.

The Supreme Court decision that said that you couldn't ban guns specifically said that any gun in common civilian use was legal and couldn't be banned. The fact that these types of rifles (and the high capacity mags to go with them) are sold in these types of huge chain sporting goods stores (not to mention Wal*Mart) clearly means that they are in "common civilian use" and therefore can't be banned or heavily restricted.
 
2012-12-18 04:11:26 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: The Short Bald Guy from Benny Hill: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: PR.

Yep. Those guns will be back for sale soon. It's simple economics. Create a scarcity by purposefully holding back supply and then start selling again at twice the value because there are a ton of fearful idiots out there who need to protect themselves from society.

This is a big move, though, and something that hasn't happened after any other mass shooting. It seems even retailers are a little worried at this point. I'm trying not to be too optimistic, but maybe the murders of kids (KIDS, FOR fark'S SAKE) is prompting weapons advocates and retailers to reconsider their policies.


Kmart did the same after columbine.
 
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