Dick's Sporting Goods Says No More
Assault-Style Weapons, Requires Age 21
Mr. Edward Stack, CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods sent out an open letter
explaining the decisions he and his management team and board of directors have taken in response to the Parkland School shooting:
“We will no longer sell assault-style rifles, also referred to as modern sporting rifles.
We will no longer sell firearms to anyone under 21 years of age. We will no longer sell high capacity magazines. We never have and never will sell bump stocks that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire more rapidly.
At the same time, we implore our elected officials to enact common sense gun reform and pass the following regulations.”
The New York Times reported also “That decision raised rounds of discussions with top executives inside the company as well as directors, all of whom backed the decision to take a stance.”
The Institute applauds Mr. Stack, his executive team and his Directors for taking such a principled, responsible decision with the full understanding that it may, probably will, cost the company on its bottom line. As he said to the Times: “If the kids in Parkland are being brave enough to stand up and do this, we can be brave to stand with them.”
You can see and listen to ABC’s Morning News interview with Mr. Stack here.