Dick’s Sporting Goods decision to stop selling firearms to anyone under 21 has at least one 20-year-old employee taking a public stand against the retailer’s “restriction of the Second Amendment.”
Alexander DeGarmo quit his job at the Lincoln, Nebraska Dick’s Sporting Goods, and issued a scathing resignation letter on Facebook hammering his former employer and its CEO, Edward Stack.
“I believe it is morally and unconstitutionally wrong to infringe upon the rights of law abiding citizens in any way, and I will not work for a company that pushes for the restriction of the Second Amendment,” wrote DeGarmo, who also called out Stack for engaging in “systematic discrimination” for singling out otherwise law-abiding citizens based on their age.
“I quit due to the policies implemented by the CEO Ed Stack that I feel target a certain group of individuals and are discriminatory. Also as a 20 year old, I find it absurd that I am barred from purchasing a firearm at my (former) place of work,” DeGarmo told Red Alert Politics, adding that store management at his particular branch “respected that I am standing up for what I believe in.”
DeGarmo praised his former managers and co-workers in his resignation letter as well, writing, “My coworkers and management at store 1244 were always of the highest standing and quality, I have no complaints about their work ethic or moral standing.”
Responses to DeGarmo’s post were encouraging. One respondent wrote, “Kudos! Good luck in your employment search! Proud that there are younger people standing up for their rights!” Another said DeGarmo’s stand “gives me a glimmer of hope for your generation.”
According to Red Alert, DeGarmo intends to shift his focus to political campaigns and Second Amendment issues.