What a Waste!

Dick’s Sporting Goods, which quit selling AR-15 rifles at all of its stores after the Parkland, Florida, shooting, has announced that it will destroy its entire stock of unsold AR-15s instead of returning them to their manufacturers for credit.

An astute reader (N.S.), points out that Dick’s is actually supporting the gun industry:

Ironically, this will help keep the gun manufacturers in business. What their customers do with the guns they buy is irrelevant. A sold gun is a sold gun and can be chalked up in the profit side of the margin. Whether they are used or destroyed is of no consequence to their accountants. So be sure to thank Dick’s for their support of the gun industry. All that unsold merchandise coming back would have imposed significant losses.


7:53 pm on April 23, 2018