Gunmakers keep cutting ties with Dick’s Sporting Goods
A Dick's Sporting Goods location. Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images
Gunmakers are pulling their products from Dicks Sporting Goods, reports Racked, because of their position on gun control.
Why it matters: Manufacturers are refusing to work with Dick's because of a stance they took on a political issue under social pressure after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and that could set a precedent for other corporations thinking about doing the same.
What they're saying: Dick's CEO Edward Stack said he supports the Second Amendment and that most Americans are "responsible, law abiding citizens."
- Yes, but: The company also hired the Glover Park lobbyist group to lobby for gun control on Capitol Hill last week, which gun manufacturers took issue with.
Go deeper: Why it's nearly impossible for corporations to walk the tightrope on socio-political issues.