Dick’s Sporting Goods will stop selling assault-style weapons


Dick’s Sporting Goods, the nation’s largest sporting goods retailer, will stop selling assault-style weapons like the one used in the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting.

The company said it will also raise the minimum age for all gun sales to 21. Dick’s (DKS) will not sell high-capacity magazines that allow shooters to fire far more rounds than traditional weapons without reloading, as well as other accessories used with weapons similar to the AR-15.  

The Parkland shooter, Nikolas Cruz, bought a gun at Dick’s. The company said he did not buy the AR-15 that he used in the school shooting there.

The company stopped selling those military-style semiautomatic weapons in its Dick’s-branded stores after the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in 2012, but it continued to sell those weapons at its 35 Field and Stream stores.

Now it will pull those weapons from all of its stores.

Walmart (WMT), the nation’s largest retailer and a major seller of firearms, announced it would stop selling the military-style semiautomatic weapons in August 2015.

There have been widespread calls for tougher gun control measures in the week since the school shooting.


From New York Post:

Dick’s is calling on politicians to enact what it calls “common sense gun reform’’ by passing laws to raise the minimum age to buy guns to 21, to ban assault-type weapons and so-called bump stocks, and to conduct tighter background checks.

13 thoughts on “Dick’s Sporting Goods will stop selling assault-style weapons

  1. I’ll never shop for ANYTHING at DICK’s again. There are some in my A.O., so I will be making my point clear to the manager’s of those stores.
    Seems like an appropriate name for a company that would take a knee-jerk response like this.

  2. Dicks…

    Not meaning to step on any.

    DKS…on the stock exchange.

    Corporate Slogan…

    If You Ever Want to Eat a Bag.
    Come to Dicks.

    In fact I’m opening my own sporting goods store.

    It’s called…

    Azzholes Sporting Goods.

    Why be treated like a dick shopping. ..

    When you can save moneys and be treated like an azzhole…@

    Azzholesz Sporting Goods.

  3. i’m sure having half their customers go to other stores or online, the ceo who caved to political correctness will then leave with a golden parachute as the company goes down in flames.

    way to go!

  4. Suspect this is politically correct virtue signing on the part of Dick’s. Another possible motivation is to protect the company from law suits now and in the future. If they stop selling now, then, some one in the future can not sue the company for selling a legal product. The line from the song “Get over it” comes to mind: “You say you haven’t been the same since you had your little crash/ But you might feel better if I gave you some cash”. Our culture does want to blame some one or some company and it is usually the party with the deepest pockets. So should there been another shooting and the firearm involves was sold at a Dick’s store, a grieving party just may sue Dick’s for selling the firearm to the shooter. After all who has more money, an individual or a national company.
    I do hope that Dick’s gets what it deserves and in full measure.

  5. I haven’t been in a Dick’s since the last time they claimed they would no longer sell ARs. I did not know they had started selling them again. I would say I will boycott, but I already am.

  6. I shopped online there once and subscribed to their email ads….

    Just cancelled it and they have a nice little checkbox for Other Reasons for Cancelling…I let them know that I don’t shop with Traitors and being anti gun is anti-freedom…Just disgusting..!

    I hope everyone will do the same… or just email their asses and all the other companies jumping on board with this shit…

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