A pawn shop in South geographical area has poked fun at Dick’s athletic Goods with a sign advertising the company is selling attack rifles as opposed to the leading retailer.
The Crossroads Pawn and Sound in Little River, S.C., put up a sign last weekend stating, “We sell AR-15’s because we are not Dick’s.”
The sign was actually a tongue-in-cheek strike towards the sporting goods merchant, which proclaimed in February that it would certainly no longer offer assault-style guns following the deadly Parkland school shooting. The shop also declared it would ban the sales of all firearms to anybody below 21. After the retailer’s decision to quit promoting the guns, many leading firearm suppliers revealed they were severing ties with the company.
The pawn shop placed up the sign prior to the deadly school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, WPDE stated. The sign was greeted with repercussion from customers who felt the sign was offensive.
“I think it’s very offensive,” Ernest Carson of Socastee told WPDE-TV.
Nevertheless, a couple of locals felt the sign was witty.
“I love it, it’s amusing and gets the point across,” a social mass media user wrote on Facebook.
Despite the backlash, the company said it has received more business soon after the sign.
“We have a few people, you know, who were not in favor of the sign nevertheless our favorable feed-back completely outweighed that negative feedback,” Barbara Davey, the store’s management, told WPDE.
Davey pointed out some men and women were annoyed with the sign simply because the shop was located down the road from North Myrtle Beach High School.
“I believe they are disappointed simply because we are, you know, in a somewhat close distance to the high school. But in zero way do we advocate or support the disasters that are generally going on in this country,” Davey said.
She persisted that the sign was put up to boost the Second Amendment.
“We want to be able to support the neighborhood keep their own family members safe, to keep themselves safe, to advocate, you know, trustworthy firearm ownership,” Davey said.
The store released a message on their Facebook page pertaining to the sign.