Here’s another store to add to the boycott list.
I think we all acknowledge that our government spies on us – but at least they can claim it’s for the sake of safety (an excuse I don’t completely buy). When companies do it, it’s a bit creepier, even if its just for the purpose of customer research.
Academy Sports is the latest firm to have been revealed snooping on their customers, but it’ll have you wondering if they’re in cahoots with the government when you see what they’re monitoring.
Academy Sports and Outdoors is gathering personal data on customers who buy more than 10 boxes of so-called “assault rifle caliber” ammunition and is pulling rifles from store shelves in support of the Obama administration agenda.
An anonymous employee said the new policies were outlined in a recent conference call in which corporate HQ told employees they will soon require buyers to furnish personal information the company will keep on file, likely for the federal government if requested.
Additionally, Academy is pulling anything resembling sporting rifles, including rifle-shaped BBQ lighters and airsoft rifles, from store displays although another employee revealed semi-automatic rifles will still be sold upon request.
“We got the call from corporate just before close to take the rifles off of display, only after all customers have left for the night,” reddit user Potato_Muncher revealed. “MSRs are still for sale, but will not be displayed ‘for about a week or two.’”
“Same thing happened during Sandy Hook, so take this with a grain of salt.”
A sales listing for a sporting rifle on academy.com was pulled down Monday night, Infowars confirmed.
Academy’s media department has yet to comment on the new policies.
By the way, under 2% of all gun murders involve rifles of all types. Those pushing for gun control by attacking “assault” weapons don’t appear to be looking to curb gun violence, just violence from guns that look and sound scary.