Sports With Littlefield: Dick's Sporting Goods Stops Sale Of Assault-Style Weapons

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Dick's Sporting Goods announced it "will no longer sell assault-style rifles, also referred to as modern sporting rifles," following the shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people.

Dick's took a similar approach in 2012 after the Sandy Hook massacre of 26 people. Dick's CEO Edward Stack on ABC's "Good Morning America" said his stores temporarily stopped selling guns after that tragedy.

"We said we were going to temporarily take them out of the Dick's stores, the Dick's Sporting Goods stores," said Stack. "We never put them back in the Dick's Sporting Good stores. They've not been in the Dick's Sporting Good stores. But in 2013, we developed the chain, Field and Stream, which was a full-on complete hunting and outdoor store. But based on what's happened, and looking at those kids and those parents, it moved us all."


Bill Littlefield, host of NPR's Only A Game, which tweets @onlyagamenpr.

This segment aired on February 28, 2018.


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