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.
The policies will only help the Obama administration further demonize semi-automatic rifles in an effort to ban them outright, even though the FBI revealed that in 2014, less than 250 murders out of 12,000 (under 2%) were committed using rifles of any type, including so-called “assault rifles.”
In fact, nearly five times as many murders are committed with knives than semi-automatic rifles.
Additionally, AR-15s are used far less often in murders than shotguns, a fact which contradicts Vice President Joe Biden who once implied otherwise.
Academy’s new database is particularly disturbing given how federal agencies routinely pressure companies to provide personal data on customers – even if they’re not under investigation.
The database sparks fears among gun owners that innocent Americans who buy ammunition at Academy will be harassed by federal agents – and perhaps even raided.