Dick’s Sporting Goods ends sale of assault-style firearms


(RNN) – One of the country’s largest gun retailers will stop selling assault-style rifles.

Dick’s Sporting Goods announced Wednesday, effective immediately, it will end sales of all assault-style rifles in all of its stores, according to The New York Times.

The company also announced it would stop selling high-capacity magazines and would no longer sell guns to anyone under to age of 21 regardless of state policy.

At the same time, we implore our elected officials to enact common sense gun reform and pass the following regulations: https://t.co/J4OcB6XJnupic.twitter.com/VUuFKkyk6c

— DICK’S Sporting Goods (@DICKS) February 28, 2018

The move came after the Feb. 14 high school shooting, where a 19-year-old former student shot and killed 17 people at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, FL.

Nikolas Cruz, who police said used an AR-15 during the school shooting, is charged with 17 counts of murder.

Walmart stopped selling semi-automatic weapons in 2015.

At least a dozen companies including Hertz, Symantec, Delta and American Airlines have severed ties with the National Rifle Association which opposes new age limits on firearm purchases.

Dick’s Sporting Goods was founded in 1948 by Richard “Dick” Stack, and has over 600 stores in 47 states across the country. The store also owns Golf Galaxy Inc.

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