A pawn shop in South geographical area has poked fun at Dick’s Sporting Goods using a sign marketing the business is selling attack rifles as opposed to the major merchant.
The Crossroads Pawn and Audio in Little River, S.C., put up a sign last week stating, “We sell AR-15’s due to the fact we’re not Dick’s.”
The sign ended up being a tongue-in-cheek jab towards the sporting merchandise superstore, which revealed in February that it would no longer sell assault-style weaponry after the fatal Parkland school shooting. The store also stated it would prohibit the sales of all firearms to individuals below twenty-one. Following the retailer’s determination to stop promoting the weapons, many major gun suppliers declared they were severing ties with the company.
The pawn shop added up the sign preceding the fatal school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, WPDE reported. The sign was met with repercussion from customers who believed the sign was offensive.
“I think it’s very offensive,” Ernest Carson of Socastee told WPDE-TV.
Nevertheless, a couple of citizens believed the sign was witty.
“I love it, it is amusing and gets the point across,” a social mass media customer wrote on Facebook.
Regardless of the backlash, the business said it has gained additional business following the sign.
“We have a couple of people, you know, who were never in favor of the sign however our favorable feedback quite outweighed that negative feedback,” Barbara Davey, the store’s manager, told WPDE.
Davey pointed out some people were troubled with the sign simply because the store was established down the highway from North Myrtle Beach High School.
“I suspect they are disappointed simply because we are, you know, in a fairly close distance to the high school. But in zero way do we encourage or support the tragedies that are going on inside this country,” Davey said.
She persisted that the sign was inserted up to support the Second Amendment.
“We wish to be able to help the community keep their family members protected, to keep themselves safe, to advocate, you know, trustworthy gun ownership,” Davey said.
The shop published a declaration on their Facebook web page with regards to the sign.