In the wake of the Parkland shooting, Dick’s Sporting Goods quickly became a media darling by ending gun sales to those under the age of 21 and terminating sales of so-called “assault weapons” at its Field & Stream stores.
In a Friday statement, the store played up the support they’d received while telling those who were against the new policies that it was time to have a “meaningful discussion,” the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported.
“We have been humbled by the calls, emails tweets and posts of support that so many of you have sent following our announcement on Wednesday,” a tweeted statement from the company read.
“Our stores are so grateful for those of you who have stopped in to share kind words, flowers and donuts.”
“We know that not everyone agrees with our actions, and we respect that,” the statement added, noting that “we feel now is the time to have meaningful discussion about common-sense reform with the intent of finding a solution.”
Well, one of those individuals adding to the “meaningful discussion” is a 20-year-old man named Griffin McCullar. McCullar, a now-former employee of Dick’s Sporting Goods, resigned over the chain’s decision — and he did so in an epic fashion that’s going viral.
“I am putting in my two weeks notice,” McCullar’s resignation letter read. “I greatly apologize as my job here has been great; the staff is phenomenal and very easy to work with, the management is full of great people, and the pay is good. I do not have one bad thing to say about this store.
“However I cannot be the face of these new gun policies in affect (sic). I find them morally and constitutionally wrong. I refuse to be part of a corporation with these liberal policies. Again I truly apologize for the inconvenience.”
“Sincerely, the 20 year old employee, that is an avid hunter, who can no longer purchase firearms from the store in which he is a salesman at the gun counter,” the letter read.
Just in case that wasn’t epic enough for you, the letter then closes with the text of the Second Amendment and the Gadsden flag.
Surprisingly, McCullar was not the only one to quit in such epic fashion. Another Dick’s associate, Alex Degarmo, also decided to resign over the store’s decision.
“I firmly believe that it is morally and constitutionally wrong to infringe upon the rights of a law abiding citizen in any way, and I will not work for a company that pushes for the restriction of the Second Amendment,” Degarmo wrote in his resignation.
“Also I will not take part in the systematic discrimination Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward Stack has arbitrarily decided to implement.”
This likely wasn’t the kind of “meaningful discussion” Dick’s was hoping to have. See, whenever someone on the left says they want to have a “meaningful discussion” about an issue, what they usually mean is that they will do the talking and you’re supposed to nod and say, “I see your point.”
Instead, this is the conversation they’re going to end up having. And it’s the conversation they deserve.
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