New York State will not be disarmed by one far-left progressive CEO, or by any other means

October 30, 2019 – BUFFALO, N.Y. – Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO and Binghamton, NY native Ed Stack is infamous for halting all sales of AR-pattern rifles and standard capacity magazines at his stores in the wake of the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass killing.

This virtue signaling campaign was not launched because Stack believes such an effort will be effective at halting mass killings – something he has admitted. The CEO’s disarmament-by-denial-of-sale campaign was hatched solely because Stack was deathly afraid of being mobbed by far-left progressives if the firearm used in a future mass killing should ever be traced back to Dick’s Sporting Goods as the point of sale.

For Stack, the calculation was simple – rather than stand firm for Second Amendment civil rights and individual liberty, the most convenient way forward for him was to turn his back on the heritage Americans who built his business and cave to Michael Bloomberg’s hoplophobic acolytes.

Now, Stack is attempting to parlay his lack of a backbone and disastrous business decision to destroy $5 million dollars’ worth of perfectly legal firearms inventory into a successful book deal, presidential bid, and corporate virtue signaling campaign to unconstitutionally ban all AR-pattern rifles and standard capacity magazines nationwide.

2AWNY.COM forcefully rejects Ed Stack’s spineless corporate virtue signaling. New York State Second Amendment civil rights advocates will not be disarmed by the denial-of-sale campaign of one far-left progressive CEO, or by any other means.

To learn more about any of the above, please contact Steve Felano at (518) 852-1863 or [email protected].

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