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Dick's Sporting Goods may be exploring ending gun sales

Aug 22, 2019 12:15 pm
The Guardian U.S. Edition is reporting sports retailer Dick's Sporting Goods is reportedly exploring the idea of ending firearms sales at its stores across the U.S. Dick's is one of the country’s biggest gun retailers. In early 2019, Dick’s announced it was pulling guns, ammunition and firearms accessories out of 125 of its stores where sales were declining. The company is now conducting tests to assess whether to completely pull out of the gun business at each of its more than 720 retail outlets nationwide. The company is expected to publicly share the results of the test August 22. This would not be the first time the executives at Dick's have wrestled with this question. In February 2018, after thinking about removing guns from its shelves as a result of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, the company announced it would stop selling assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines, and raised the minimum age for firearm sales from 18 to 21. Dick’s Sporting Goods was founded in 1948 in Binghamton, New York. Read the full story in The Guardian.