Dick’s Sporting Goods announced last week that it will destroy all the guns it pulled from its shelves in late February.
Dick’s announced on Feb. 28 that it would be pulling all modern sporting rifles from all its Field & Stream stores after the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
The company also announced that it would stop selling high-capacity magazines, would never start selling bump stocks, and would refuse to sell firearms to anyone under 21 years of age, even though the legal age requirement dictated by the federal government is 18. Dick’s is being hit with two separate lawsuits over the age restrictions.
We deeply believe that this country’s most precious gift is our children. They are our future. We must keep them safe. Beginning today, DICK’S Sporting Goods is committed to the following: https://t.co/J4OcB6XJnu pic.twitter.com/BaTJ9LaCYe
— DICK’S Sporting Goods (@DICKS) February 28, 2018
Dick’s had already pulled those types of guns from its “Dick’s Sporting Goods” branded locations after the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012. This decision extended that policy to “Field & Stream” branded stores as well.