Dick’s Sporting Goods has removed all AR-15s from its inventory and simply will not sell what it calls assault-style weapons any more.
Parkland School shooter Nikolas Cruz did buy a gun from Dick’s, but it wasn’t the one used in the infamous school shooting.
“When we saw what happened in Parkland, we were so disturbed and upset,” Mr. Stack said in an interview Tuesday evening. “We love these kids and their rallying cry, ‘enough is enough.’ It got to us.”
“We’re going to take a stand and step up and tell people our view and, hopefully, bring people along into the conversation.”
AR-15s Aren’t the Enemy Here, But OK
That’s their choice, but it’s one we don’t agree with. Walmart pulled sales of AR-15s back in 2015, and it has announced today that it will raise the age requirement to buy a gun to 21 years old.
Is Raising the Age Limit to 21 For Firearms Bad?
That’s something we can actually get behind. If you’re not old enough to buy a beer then maybe you shouldn’t be able to wander into any backwater gun shop and walk out with a semi-automatic.
So far it’s a voluntary step by Walmart, but this is something we could happily accept across the whole industry. Consistency is great when it comes to rules and if 21 is the right time to drink, then it makes sense to us to bring the gun laws into line.
Dick’s Stops Selling Modern Sporting Rifles
As for Dick’s Sporting Goods, it will remove AR-15s and other semi-automatic rifles from its stores and websites. It remains a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, though, and will still stock lots of guns.
The company has been guilty, perhaps, of virtue signalling in the past. After Sandy Hook, the company removed AR-15s from its main stores, but then restocked them in the Field & Stream stores months later.
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