Dick’s Sporting Goods successfully defies NRA as sales rise despite gun policy

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If the gun crowd is avoiding Dick’s Sporting Goods because of its newly enacted corporate policies restricting some sales, it isn’t showing in the bottom line.First-quarter earnings and sales were higher, defying the predictions of gun rights advocates who said the company would lose significant business from its decision to ban sales of assault-style weapons and enacting a policy requiring gun buyers to be at least 21 years old. The company also hired a Washington, D.C., lobbyist to push for a federal assault weapons ban.Dick’s rankled the National Rifle Association.The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action has been especially critical of Dick’s moves, especially the hiring of the lobbyists.

 

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