Dick’s, Major Gun Retailer, Will Stop Selling Assault-Style Rifles

“One of the nation’s largest sports retailers, Dick’s Sporting Goods, said Wednesday morning it was immediately ending sales of all assault-style rifles in its stores.

The retailer also said that it would no longer sell high-capacity magazines and that it would not sell any gun to anyone under 21 years of age, regardless of local laws.

The announcement, made two weeks after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 students and staff members, is one of the strongest stances taken by corporate America in the national gun debate. It also carries symbolic weight, coming from a prominent national gunseller.

Late last week, after coming under attack on social media for their ties to the National Rifle Association, a number of major companies, including Hertz car rental, MetLife insurance and Delta Air Lines, publicly ended those relationships, issuing brief, carefully phrased statements.

But Edward Stack, the 63-year-old chief executive of Dick’s whose father founded the store in 1948, is deliberately steering his company directly into the storm, making clear that the company’s new policy was a direct response to the Florida shooting.”

4 responses to “Dick’s, Major Gun Retailer, Will Stop Selling Assault-Style Rifles

  1. Didn’t Dick’s pull this same virtue-signaling stunt after Sandy Hook?

  2. crazy, yes they did, but they still sold ’em in stores called Field and Stream.
    I was in a Dicks store here in MN – once. They should change their name to Dicks soccer store. Their “gun” dept was pathetically small and understocked.

  3. I texted dicks this morning to assure them I won’t be back in their store.

  4. They want to commit economic suicide, that’t their problem.

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