Dick’s Sporting Goods Will No Longer Sell Assault-Style Rifles


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In an interview with George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America, Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack revealed they would be ending sales of assault-style rifles, following the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

The sporting goods giant also said they will no longer sell guns to those under the age of 21 and end sales of high-capacity magazines.

The move comes just two weeks after a 19-year-old opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida using a semi automatic AR-15 rifle.

Describing the incident at Parkland, Stack told GMA he was “disturbed and saddened” by the events, adding, “We felt that we really needed to do something and so we’ve decided not to sell these weapons any longer in any of our stores.”

“Based on what’s happened, and looking at those kids and those parents, it moved us all unimaginably and to think about the loss and the grief that those kids and those parents had, we said ‘we need to do something.’”

Stack acknowledged the company are expecting to receive backlash, but told GMA they will not back down on their decision to ban sales of assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines in their stores.