Dick’s Sporting Goods operates 715 locations. None of them will continue to sell ‘assault-style’ weapons.
Another victory for the left in their continuing quest to push for gun control in America.
Chalk up another corporation that has caved to the intense cyberbullying and political pressure campaign by far-left organizations using school shooting survivors as human shields.
Sporting goods giant Dick’s has announced that it would cease selling “assault-style firearms” at its stores and has also raised the age limit on ANY gun purchases to twenty-one.
Dick’s CEO Ed Stack made his announcement on Wednesday’s edition of ABC’s “Good Morning America” stating that mentally ill mass murderer Nikolas Cruz had once purchased a gun at Dick’s even though that gun was not used when he slaughtered seventeen people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Chairman and CEO of Dick's Sporting Goods tells @GStephanopoulos why the company has decided to no longer sell assault style rifles or firearms to anyone under 21 years of age, and no longer sell high capacity magazines. pic.twitter.com/xiuMfqIZLd
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 28, 2018
More from NPR:
The company issued a statement Wednesday morning. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their loved ones,” the company said. “But thoughts and prayers are not enough. We have tremendous respect and admiration for the students organizing and making their voices heard regarding gun violence in schools and elsewhere in our country.
“We have heard you. The nation has heard you. … the systems in place are not effective to protect our kids and our citizens.”
The company asserted its support for the Second Amendment, but continued, “we have to help solve the problem that’s in front of us. Gun violence is an epidemic.”
Bad news for America.
Even worse news for the law-abiding.