Dick’s Sporting Goods Will No Longer Sell Assault-Style Guns in Its Stores or Any Gun to People Under 21

One of America’s largest sports retailers has announced that it will no longer sell assault-style weapons, effective immediately, in a direct response to the Florida school shooting that left 17 dead. Edward Stack, CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, said on Good Morning America: “When we saw what happened in Parkland, we were so disturbed and upset. We love these kids and their rallying cry, ‘Enough is enough.’ It got to us.” Dick’s—which has more than 600 stores across the U.S.—also announced it would no longer sell high-capacity magazines or any gun to anyone under 21 years of age, regardless of what the local laws are. Stack confirmed the company had sold a gun to Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz last November, but it was not the gun used in the Feb. 14 shooting. The CEO said he expects a backlash against the decision, but added: “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.”


SOURCE: The Daily Beast