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    Dicks Sporting Goods - Corporate Firearm Policy

    Edit: I meant to start a separate thread for this instead of keeping it mixed in the Hampton thread... perhaps a Mod can correct that? Thanks!

    This discussion originally started in the Hampton thread (LINK). I contacted Dicks via email and asked what their corporate policy was regarding the lawful carrying of firearms by its customers. This is the reply:


    From : dsgcustomerservice@epowercenterdirect.com
    To : xxxxxx@xxxxxx.com
    Subject : DICK'S Sporting Goods - Ref #: 147747 Response
    Date : Tue, Jun 19, 2012 10:02 AM

    Hi Mike,
    Thank you for contacting DICK'S Sporting Goods.

    It is always our goal to ensure our customer's satisfaction by offering quality brand products, store services and the best customer care to all of our valued customers. We appreciate your inquiry. We do not allow firearms in our store with ammunition in them. If you are bringing a firearm into the store it must be cleared and on safe. An associate will then escort you and your firearm to the Lodge department where they can assist you.

    We truly appreciate your time and we value your patronage.

    Thank you and best regards,


    Daryl
    Customer Service Representative
    Last edited by Blk97F150; 06-19-2012 at 06:26 PM.

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    Oh well, wasn't that fond of them anyway, but that makes the consideration a deal breaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Oh well, wasn't that fond of them anyway, but that makes the consideration a deal breaker.

    No Guns, No Money.
    Yep!

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    They suck anyways, overpriced crap I don't need.

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    The email I am sending to Dicks:

    To Whom It May Concern

    I just received notice from a member of www.Opencarry.org regarding a reply to his
    question regarding carry of a self defense firearm in your stores.

    Subject :
    DICK'S Sporting Goods -
    Ref #: 147747 Response
    Date : Tue, Jun 19, 2012 10:02 AM

    Hi
    Mike,
    Thank you for contacting DICK'S Sporting
    Goods
    .

    It is always our goal to ensure our customer's
    satisfaction by offering quality brand products, store services and the best
    customer care to all of our valued customers. We appreciate your inquiry. We do
    not allow firearms in our store with ammunition in them. If you are bringing a
    firearm into the store it must be cleared and on safe. An associate will then
    escort you and your firearm to the Lodge department where they can assist
    you.

    We truly appreciate your time and we value your
    patronage.

    Thank you and best regards,


    Daryl
    Customer
    Service Representative”


    As I don’t shop where I am required to give up my right to self defense, I
    will not be shopping in Dick’s Sporting Goods anytime soon. No Guns = No Money.

    I can understand a firearm brought in for repair/service that needs to be
    handled in the store needing to be unloaded and secured to prevent negligent
    discharge. But I cannot abide by being forced to handle my self defense weapon
    unnecessarily to unload before entering and again to reload after leaving.

    John Xxxxxx

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    I've open carried at the one in Fair Lakes in Fairfax many times without a problem.

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    I replied back to them inquiring if they accepted full responsibility, and liability, for the safety of their customers... since they are prohibiting law abiding guns owners the means to protect themselves. I'll post any reply I receive.

    (Thanks to the Mod for correcting the thread! )

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    I've OC'ed 100 times in the Short Pump store and never heard a word. In fact, we had our brochures in several stores for a while.
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    Maybe their customer service rep is 'mistaken'....(read that as: 'making it up based on his own anti-gun bias'.... )

    I'll reply again, asking that my email be forwarded up to a manager.

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    Why do you think they call it Dick's~Sporting goods...

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    I OC at the Dick's in Fair Lakes all the time. Never had any problems.

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    The person who responded obviously responded to a firearm coming in for service, not a sidearm that will remain in its holster.

    I would talk to someone to clarify....

    I know for a fact that we have had corporate reps in the store while we had people OC'ing and had no issues.

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    That corporate policy was news to me. I've OCd at Dick's stores a few times w/o incident but then I don't go out of my way looking for "No firearms" notices hidden away in small print on the small windows beside the pedestrian doors. Especially stores which sell firearms & ammo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJEEPER View Post
    The person who responded obviously responded to a firearm coming in for service, not a sidearm that will remain in its holster..
    I was very clear in my request that I was asking about the 'lawful carrying of firearms'. If anyone else wants to shoot them an email and try to re-phrase it differently.... please do. I freely admit that I'm not always the best 'word smith'... lol

    That said, I did reply back to them and requested that my service ticket be forwarded up to a manager for resolution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad Paulson View Post
    They suck anyways, overpriced crap I don't need.
    My neighbour bought 2 jogging/work out shorts from them for like $55 or $60 total.............. I buy them Target/Walmart for like $9 each.

    I OC'ed to Dicks Sporting Goods a year or two ago, never had a problem.
    How come a DUI you can get your driver licence back, which it is a privilege. But if commiting a felon, even something non violent like stealing, you are denied your constitutional rights for the rest of your life?
    If you don't support the Second Amendment to the Constitution, what other parts of the Constitution do you reject?
    More restrictions on guns? how about restrictions on chainsaws and knives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blk97F150 View Post
    I was very clear in my request that I was asking about the 'lawful carrying of firearms'. If anyone else wants to shoot them an email and try to re-phrase it differently.... please do. I freely admit that I'm not always the best 'word smith'... lol

    That said, I did reply back to them and requested that my service ticket be forwarded up to a manager for resolution.
    Your request was clear as day, but their response was sort of... "side-steppish". Their response was inadequate.

    I would respond back to include a scenario where a person is carrying a sidearm in a secured holster.... not to be serviced, handled or anything.

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    @DJEEPER...
    sorry if you've already stated, but are you allowed to carry while working at your store? or is there an employee policy forbidding it?
    “For life, liberty and Little Lizzie.” - John Connor (2005)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJEEPER View Post
    Your request was clear as day, but their response was sort of... "side-steppish". Their response was inadequate.

    I would respond back to include a scenario where a person is carrying a sidearm in a secured holster.... not to be serviced, handled or anything.
    At this point I have requested manager involvement... so I'm going to wait for that before I proceed. Once I have contacted someone 'in charge', then I'll make sure they are clear in what the issue addresses.

    Hopefully... the Customer Service guy is wrong/confused/about to be reprimanded....

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    It seems to me that Dick's Sporting Goods confirmed to OCDO back in 2008 or 2009 that open carry is perfectly acceptable in their stores where allowed by law. I've been digging around for the announcement by John or Mike, but I have not yet resorted to the search function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmelvin View Post
    It seems to me that Dick's Sporting Goods confirmed to OCDO back in 2008 or 2009 that open carry is perfectly acceptable in their stores where allowed by law. I've been digging around for the announcement by John or Mike, but I have not yet resorted to the search function.
    If you can find it, that would be great... I'll send that to their Customer Service people!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mk4 View Post
    @DJEEPER...
    sorry if you've already stated, but are you allowed to carry while working at your store? or is there an employee policy forbidding it?
    I am not allowed to carry while working due to employee policy. But every other time I go in while not on the clock I am open carrying. Everyone I work with knows I carry and has seen me carry. Never any issues.

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    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...orate-Policies

    However, the same search revealed MANY thread hits that were reporting negative experiences.

    TFred

    ETA: Another thread, same result:
    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...p?72898-Dick-s
    Last edited by TFred; 06-19-2012 at 09:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFred View Post
    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...orate-Policies

    However, the same search revealed MANY thread hits that were reporting negative experiences.

    TFred
    That'll work. I just found the one where Dick's confirmed OC was fine to GeorgiaCarry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJEEPER View Post
    I am not allowed to carry while working due to employee policy. But every other time I go in while not on the clock I am open carrying. Everyone I work with knows I carry and has seen me carry. Never any issues.
    I would be careful about that. I would be terminated immediately if I was caught OC'ing in my store, even while off the clock.

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