Thoughts? The fed regulated the phone carrier sales but not this...hmmm.
I think it'll be a Beretta v. Benelli type deal, where BPS "owns" Cabela's but they're still separate.
You want the feds to regulate everything, LOL? Phone is considered a utility, but sporting goods are not. There are anti monopoly laws and fair trade regulations that come into place, but Bass Pro owning Cabela's would hardly fall into being a monopoly or even close and isn't likely to be a fair trade issue either.
I like Cabela's, but am not a fan of Bass Pro at all.
If you want to see a scary overreaching conglomerate, check out Luxotica. If you wear eyeglasses, regardless of where you got them, they very well may be Luxotica.