Dick's Sporting Goods to stop selling assault-style rifles

posted by Mason, Remy and Alabama -

Dick's Sporting Goods, the nation's largest sporting goods retailer, announced they will stop selling assault-style weapons and raise the minimum age for all gun sales to 21.

Dick's CEO Edward Stack appeared on CNN's "New Day."

"The hunt business is an important part of the business, no doubt about it. And we know there will be some backlash," he said.

The Parkland, Florida, high school shooter, Nikolas Cruz, bought a gun at Dick's. Even though he did not use that gun in the school shooting, the company says "we had a  pit in our stomach" after learning Cruz purchased a gun at their store.  

"We don't want to be a part of this story any longer," Stack said.

"We support and respect the Second Amendment, and we recognize and  appreciate that the vast majority of gun owners in this country are  responsible, law-abiding citizens," he said in a letter released Wednesday. "But we have to help solve the problem that's in front of  us." 

 

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