Field & Stream has removed AR style guns from their shelves and increased their age of gun sales.
The focus right now is on Dick's Sporting Goods, but what some people do not know is Dick's Sporting Goods has done this years ago. Dick's Sporting Goods, banned the sale of AR style rifles, back in 2012 after the Sandy Hook Massacre.
Field & Stream is a retailer of hunting, fishing, camping, and related outdoor recreation merchandise that is a subsidiary of Dick's Sporting Goods. Despite its' name, the retailer has no association with Field & Stream magazine, the outdoor publication, founded in 1895.
Dick's Sporting Goods has announced Wednesday in a statement that they will be pulling the AR Style rifles off the shelves of their 35 Field & Stream stores and banning their sale indefinitely.
Beginning today, DICK’S Sporting Goods is committed to the following:
- We will no longer sell assault-style rifles, also referred to as modern sporting rifles. We had already removed them from all DICK’S stores after the Sandy Hook massacre, but we will now remove them from sale at all 35 Field & Stream stores.
- We will no longer sell firearms to anyone under 21 years of age.
- We will no longer sell high capacity magazines.
- We never have and never will sell bump stocks that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire more rapidly.
So, what does this mean for hunters and shooters nationwide? Basically it means that it will be much harder to purchase an AR style weapon. Those who are avid AR style weapon shooters or hunters, are familiar with the difficulties, state-by-state in order to purchase these weapons already.
It will be interesting to see where things go from here. At the end of the day, if I as an American Citizen am still able to somehow purchase my weapon of choice, that is what matters. The gun laws that restrict and take "sporting" out of shooting, that won't even allow us to purchase the guns, that's where we are more concerned.