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2012-12-18 02:02:47 PM
3 votes:
Knee Jerk Reactionists
2012-12-18 01:33:21 PM
3 votes:
PR.
2012-12-18 02:31:43 PM
2 votes:
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.
2012-12-18 02:04:45 PM
2 votes:
Sucking the cock of the jackbooted toadies isn't a good way to stay in business long. May their implosion be spectacular
2012-12-18 05:38:42 PM
1 votes:

Zeb Hesselgresser: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Zeb Hesselgresser: 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.

Uh, about 5 guys at my office who go hog hunting every fall would disagree with you. They all use AR platforms for hunting.

I was thinking traditional northeast deer and small game,I'm not sure I want to hunt anything that would require (20) rounds of 7.62. My .223 came with a (5) round box. These guys really hunt pigs legally with 20+ round clips? TMYK.


An AR-15 is capable of accepting a magazine with a capacity of only five rounds. An AR-15 is not defined by the capacity of the magazine inserted into it.
2012-12-18 05:16:49 PM
1 votes:

relaxitsjustme: Doom MD: relaxitsjustme: Doom MD: relaxitsjustme: Doom MD: innumerate: a revolver less efficient than a semi-automatic pistol,

The Hell they're not. They're more reliable/much harder to jam and they don't leave shell casings behind for forensics. The smarter gang-bangers use these.

Except you snipped the part about "rate of fire"

Rate of fire is no different

Once you get to the 7th round it is
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Oh FFS you pedantic asshole you know exactly what I'm talking about but since you want to be a dick about it. I'll bet you that a semi-auto pistol can put more rounds down range and on target than some double-action wheel gun. IOW it has a faster rate of fire.


No, it does not have a faster rate of fire. You're wielding your definitions clumsily. What you're trying to say is that revolvers have a longer reload time, not a faster rate of fire. This can be mitigated with speed loaders.
2012-12-18 05:02:12 PM
1 votes:

innumerate: Doom MD: innumerate: a revolver less efficient than a semi-automatic pistol,

The Hell they're not. They're more reliable/much harder to jam and they don't leave shell casings behind for forensics. The smarter gang-bangers use these.

But they also have a smaller capacity and take longer to reload. In a mass shooting situation, I doubt the shooter is concerned with forensics.


You've never heard of a speed loader? And yes, they tend to have smaller capacity but they generally also use a larger caliber cartridge. I'm sorry, I was thinking you were concerned about public well-being, rather than regulating an extremely uncommon event that is statistically on the decline.
2012-12-18 04:44:05 PM
1 votes:

innumerate: a revolver less efficient than a semi-automatic pistol,


The Hell they're not. They're more reliable/much harder to jam and they don't leave shell casings behind for forensics. The smarter gang-bangers use these.
2012-12-18 04:35:17 PM
1 votes:

Zeb Hesselgresser: 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.


Hog hunting, prairie dogs, etc are all hunted with these legally.
2012-12-18 04:34:06 PM
1 votes:

Zeb Hesselgresser: 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.


I do asshole.
2012-12-18 04:26:47 PM
1 votes:

Zeb Hesselgresser: 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.


Plenty of people hunt with AR-15s. Most hunting regulations stipulate a maximum capacity for when you hunt (ie ducks - 3 shells). While not exactly hunting, plenty of people use semi-auto rifles to rid land of unwanted animals, be they ranchers shooting coyotes or a farmer shooting wild hogs. My dad's friend has an AR-15 chambered in .308 because occasionally he gets a lot of hogs on his property in the Florida panhandle. They make a mess out of everything and can be quite dangerous to humans. Plenty of people hunt small to medium game with it. You don't need high powered cartridge to shoot a raccoon.
2012-12-18 04:21:25 PM
1 votes:

Zeb Hesselgresser: 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.


Uh, about 5 guys at my office who go hog hunting every fall would disagree with you. They all use AR platforms for hunting.
2012-12-18 04:08:12 PM
1 votes:
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 03:59:36 PM
1 votes:

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 03:29:23 PM
1 votes:
zokstersomething.files.wordpress.com 

/nobody yet?
//really?
2012-12-18 03:19:07 PM
1 votes:

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 03:17:09 PM
1 votes:

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 03:11:15 PM
1 votes:

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 03:00:16 PM
1 votes:

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 02:57:10 PM
1 votes:

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 02:47:34 PM
1 votes:

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.
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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.

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2012-12-18 02:40:38 PM
1 votes:

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 02:39:51 PM
1 votes:
That's okay, I can still get fertilizer, diesel fuel, and rental trucks.
2012-12-18 02:36:57 PM
1 votes:

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?
2012-12-18 02:35:50 PM
1 votes:

whizbangthedirtfarmer:
This is a big move, though, and something that hasn't happened after any other mass shooting. .


Except it has, like with K-mart after Columbine. Can't say it is related, but a year later, they filed for bankruptcy.
It's only been in the past year or so AR's and the like have been popping up at select Walmarts. I don't go to Dicks, but they probably aren't big in the black rifle trade.
2012-12-18 02:32:35 PM
1 votes:
No Hero tag?

Who cares why they're doing it, what's important is that they did it.
2012-12-18 02:17:39 PM
1 votes:

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.


You sound like a GI Joe who is totally stunned that Cobra comes back despite their policy of "Joes Don't Kill"
2012-12-18 02:15:18 PM
1 votes:
The two Dicks stores closest to me don't even carry fun guns. One doesn't carry firearms at all, or even fishing gear. The one that does only seems to carry hunting weapons. It's pretty lame compared to Gander Mountain or Cabelas.
2012-12-18 02:14:22 PM
1 votes:

The Short Bald Guy from Benny Hill: Create a scarcity


Not creating a scarcity, just avoiding having local or national newsreaders next to your store logo saying, "Just x minutes away from Sandy Hook Elementary, you can still purchase the weapon used in this horrible tragedy."
2012-12-18 02:14:13 PM
1 votes:

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.


Just looked at their website and it looks like they've taken down every semi-auto rifle. I was poking around their website last week for ammo prices before the shooting and saw Bushmasters up for sale.
2012-12-18 02:13:40 PM
1 votes:

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.
2012-12-18 02:00:37 PM
1 votes:

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.
2012-12-18 01:12:56 PM
1 votes:
You can still get them if you carry this

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