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Academy sports flip-flop?
« on: October 02, 2016, 07:06:04 AM »
Back in June, there was a big kerfluffle about Academy pulling ALL displays of Ebil Blak Rifles and their accessories. Daniel Defense severed all business ties, and there were calls for a boycott.
It was rather two-faced on Academy's part---because they would still sell everything; just not advertise the fact.

Opened the paper this morning, and in the Academy insert...............they had a DPMS .223 listed for $499; and a Bushmaster 5.56 listed for $649

Anybody else heard anything about this apparent U-turn?
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    Re: Academy sports flip-flop?
    « Reply #1 on: October 02, 2016, 12:58:51 PM »
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    Re: Academy sports flip-flop?
    « Reply #2 on: October 02, 2016, 01:36:11 PM »
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    Re: Academy sports flip-flop?
    « Reply #3 on: October 03, 2016, 09:16:07 AM »
    As Keith Laumer put it "To always remember which side of the bread-substitute has the icky-wax on it."

    I think they just forgot for a moment, or figured the UnderArmour sales would pick up the slack.
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    Re: Academy sports flip-flop?
    « Reply #4 on: October 04, 2016, 01:33:29 PM »
    I noticed shortly after  that Florida nightclub shooting happened my local Academy took all their evil black rifles off the front shelf.   I had the impression that the move would be temporary since the progun community would complain .... and the event that caused it would diminish in peoples' minds as time went on.

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    Re: Academy sports flip-flop?
    « Reply #5 on: October 04, 2016, 04:57:10 PM »
    Never shopped at Academy so no clue.  I just know whenever a company tries to appease one side or another, it always ends up bad.  Better to just continue as business as usual unless you can directly tie it to a decrease in something.

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