Dick’s walks risky line on guns
About the only merchandise Dick’s Sporting Goods sells that you can’t also find on Amazon are guns.
And yet the major retailer of athletic and outdoor gear is turning on that captive customer base, throwing its lot in with advocates for tighter gun control laws.
Dick’s recently hired three Washington lobbyists — two Democrats and one Republican — to pressure Congress to pass more stringent regulations on guns.
The company was sent reeling in February when it was learned the teenaged Parkland, Fla., high school shooter had purchased his AR-15 semi-automatic rifle at one of its stores.