In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting in December 2012, both Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods announced they would stop the sale of assault rifles, if only temporarily. Fast forward just over 5 years when moments ago Dick’s – one of the nation’s largest sports retailers – said that it is immediately ending sales of all assault-style rifles in its stores, according to the NYT which adds that “the announcement, made two weeks after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 students and staff members, is one of the strongest stances taken by corporate America in the national gun debate. It also carries symbolic weight, coming from a prominent national gunseller.”
The retailer also said that it would no longer sell high-capacity magazines and that it would not sell any gun to anyone under 21 years of age, regardless of local laws.
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