Parkland survivors inspired Dick’s Sporting Goods to first announce that they would be raising the age minimum to purchase firearms from 18 to 21, while ending sales of “assault-style” weapons. Then, Dick’s Sporting Goods took another step forward and explained to the public that they would be physically destroying the weapons they were pulling off their shelves. Now, Bloomberg is reporting that the sporting goods retailer is going even further, and will lobby for gun control in Congress.
The company has retained Glover Park Group to lobby congress on the matter, according to a disclosure form filed in late April. The move is unusual for a firm in the retail sector, where few brands tackle such a politically-charged issue for fear it will turn off customers. [...]
The sporting-goods retailer is working with three lobbyists from the Glover Park, a legislative and public affairs firm, who have worked with both Democrats and Republicans. The disclosure form listed the lobbyists as John Johnson, who worked for former President Bill Clinton, Andrew King, who previously worked for Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, and Christina Brown, who worked with Democratic Senator Bob Casey.
Let’s hope others also put their money where there mouth is.
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