Dick’s, Walmart lauded for announcing rules restricting gun sales

The retailers shared statements promising to self-regulate, and they called on legislators to stiffen weapons regulations. @Dicks tweets, ‘thoughts and prayers are not enough.’

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Ending deals for affinity groups is one thing. Restricting product sales is quite another.

The Feb. 14 shooting spree that killed 17 at a Florida high school—and the nationwide outcry that followed—prompted many companies to sever ties with the National Rifle Association.

Two high-profile gun retailers, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart, are taking further action.

Dick’s announced it would stop selling assault-style weapons, known as “modern sporting rifles,” would no longer sell guns to persons younger than 21.

It tweeted the announcement:

We at DICK’S Sporting Goods are deeply disturbed and saddened by the tragic events in Parkland. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their loved ones. https://t.co/J4OcB6XJnu pic.twitter.com/WmT50BO7mx

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

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