Dan Tharpe sent a message to Edward W Stack that said:
Mr. Stack, You are to be commended on trying to do something with regards to gun violence, however, your recent decision to remove firearms from your stores is nothing more than a weak response in support of liberalism. We have shopped at Dicks for a number of years buying shoes, clothing, fishing supplies, camping equipment, AND ammunition, along with considering purchases for guns (your prices were a bit too high). If this is the approach your company is going to take, then why not remove everything that might be a potential weapon... knives, camping shovels, grilling utensils, etc.
Mr. Stack, guns DO NOT KILL! People do! Even still, I respect your decision to remove firearms from your store, but you need to have some integrity and character in your decision by removing everything else that can be used to harm others. Until you do, our family and fellow hunters and fishermen will not be visiting your store for sporting goods.