Dick’s Sporting Goods is one of the
nation’s leading gun sellers. And yet, in response to the tragic Parkland school shooting, that didn’t stop the retail giant from doing what so many politicians won’t: joining the battle against gun violence. As the retailer’s chief executive Edward Stack said: “If the kids in Parkland are being brave enough to stand up and do this, we can be brave enough to stand up with them.”
On Wednesday, the company announced
a ban on all assault-style rifles in its stores, and will no longer sell firearms to anyone under 21 years of age across the country. (Walmart quickly followed suit.) It’s a bold move, to be sure, especially considering its general pro-gun consumer base — and it’s one that we hope actually sticks this time. In fact, now’s your chance to make like Morgan Freeman and place a “ fat-ass order ” on the website to show your support for stricter gun control.
Want to vote with your wallet but don’t need another camping tent or
pair of running shoes? Grab a lip balm, sunscreen, or any of the other beauty products hiding on the shelves instead. We rounded up some of the best ones, ahead.
It may sound like something you’d read about in
Nature magazine, but this do-it-all, biodegradable soap is perfect for multi-taskers: You can use it to wash your face, hands, hair, clothes, and dishes.
Sea To Summer Wilderness Wash, $ 3.99, available at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Viola Davis applies one before even looking at a pair of high heels. Mandy Moore swears by a slightly more of the stuff. But one thing is for sure: Anti-friction creams can save your feet from a world of blisters, pain, and chafing. This is one of the OG formulas. psychedelic version
BodyGlide Skin Glide Liquefied Powder, $ 9.99, available at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Or, provided you’re stuck with a small backpack, the sweat-resistant formula also comes in stick form and creates an invisible barrier wherever you apply it.
BodyGlide Anti-Chafe Balm, $ 9.99, available at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
You know how athletes take ice baths to soothe muscles and reduce inflammation? (They’re also known to
take wine baths, which we’re equally interested in, but that’s a story for another time.) This roll-on provides the same cooling sensation — only instead of ice cubes, it’s got 6% menthol, aloe vera, and arnica.
RockTape RockSauce Chill Relief Cream, $ 14.99, available at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
This unscented lip balm is loaded with hydrating beeswax and SPF 30 to keep your mouth out of trouble. Someone send three to Marco Rubio.
Hunter’s Specialties Scent-A-Way Max Lip Balm 2-Pack, $ 1.99, available at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
It’s hard to find a sunscreen that also protects you from mosquitos, ticks, and other insects (in fact, when combined, the two actives tend to deactivate one another) — but this formula defies all odds, so you can slather with abandon.
Sunsect Insect Repellent + SPF 15 Sunscreen, $ 9.99, available at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
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