Dick’s Sporting Goods Hired Three Gun Control Lobbyists In April

I used to like Dick’s. They carry Brooks running shoes which are in my experience fantastic. Now I guess I’ll just buy my running shoes online. Dick’s capitulated. They crumbled. They chose.

We understand why they did it. They didn’t want a shooting to be tied to them. But they should have stood for principal, not to mention the Constitution. They figured selling yoga pants to gun controllers was more profitable than selling hunting rifles. Fine. We understand. There are plenty of other places to spend money.

(From The Federalist)

Dick’s Sporting Goods, which announced in February it would no longer sell rifles to anyone under the age of 21, hired three Beltway lobbyists to lobby Congress for gun control, according to federal records reviewed by The Federalist.

The lobbying records show Dick’s hired two Democrats and one Republican from Glover Park Group, a DC-based government affairs firm, for “[l]obbying related to gun control.” No other policy issues were listed in the disclosure form filed by the firm. The disclosure forms show Dick’s pro-gun control lobbying effort began official on April 27, 2018. The official registration form noting Dick’s retention of Glover to push for gun control was filed on Monday morning.

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