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

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Effective immediately, retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods said it will no longer sell “assault-style rifles,” nor sell any firearm to anyone under 21 years of age, and is banning the sale of high capacity magazines. The company also emphasized it has never and will never sell bump stocks and other devices that makes a semi-automatic weapon shoot more quickly.  According to Chairman and CEO Edward Stack, the shooter in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, bought a gun from the company in 2017. While the gun wasn’t used in the school shooting, the company feels it’s necessary to scale back the type of firearms it sells. “We did everything that the law required and still he was able to buy a gun,” Stack said of the shooter. “When we looked at that, we said, ‘The systems that are in place across the board just aren’t effective enough to keep us from selling someone a gun like that.’” 

 

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