A pawn store in South Carolina has poked fun at Dick’s athletic Goods with a sign publicizing the small business is selling attack rifles as opposed to the leading retailer.
The Crossroads Pawn and Audio in Little River, S.C., placed up a sign last weekend saying, “We sell AR-15’s mainly because we are not Dick’s.”
The sign had been a tongue-in-cheek jab towards the sporting products seller, which announced in March that it would likely no longer provide assault-style guns after the lethal Parkland school shooting. The shop also announced it would ban the sales of all weapons to anybody under 21. Following the retailer’s choice to halt selling the weapons, several leading weapon brands stated they were cutting ties with the company.
The pawn shop added up the sign preceding the lethal school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, WPDE reported. The sign was welcomed with repercussion from locals who believed the sign was offensive.
“I think it’s very offensive,” Ernest Carson of Socastee advised WPDE-TV.
Then again, a couple of residents believed the sign was witty.
“I love it, it is funny and gets the point across,” a social mass media customer wrote on Facebook.
Despite the reaction, the small business said it has gained more business following the sign.
“We have a few individuals, you know, who weren’t in favor of the sign nevertheless our positive comments really outweighed that unfavorable feedback,” Barbara Davey, the store’s supervisor, told WPDE.
Davey pointed out a few people were annoyed with the sign because the shop was located down the road from North Myrtle Beach High School.
“I think they are upset because we are, you know, in a fairly close distance to the high school. But in absolutely no way do we promote or support the catastrophes that are generally going on in this country,” Davey said.
She persisted that the sign was put up to support the Second Amendment.
“We intend to be in a position to help the community keep their families safe, to keep themselves safe, to advocate, you know, responsible firearm ownership,” Davey said.
The store released a declaration on their Facebook web page with regards to the sign.