CEO Edward W Stack of Dick’s Sporting confirms with ABC that DICKs will no longer sell “AR (Armalite Rifles)” at all, and no firearms sales of any kind to anyone under 21.
Edward W Stack recently stated:
The new measures, which go into effect today , were announced on “Good Morning America” by Dick’s chairman and CEO Ed Stack. Aside from Dick’s, the Pittsburgh-based, publicly traded company also operates stores under the Gold Galaxy, Field & Stream, True Runner and Chelsea Collective banners.
“We looked at what happened and we were truly deeply moved and disturbed by those events,” Stack said. “When we saw what the kids were going through and the grief of the parents and the kids who were killed in Parkland, we felt we needed to do something.” …
In the letter, Stack explained, “We support and respect the Second Amendment, and we recognize and appreciate that the vast majority of gun owners in this country are responsible, law-abiding citizens. But we have to help solve the problem that’s in front of us. Gun violence is an epidemic that’s taking the lives of too many people, including the brightest hope for the future of America –- our kids.”
Stack admitted to “GMA,” though, “We know this is a complicated issue. We hope to spur a conversation.”