Edward W. Stack
American heir and businessman
- 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.
But thoughts and prayers are not enough...We believe it's time to do something about it. Beginning today, Dick's Sporting Goods is committed to the following:
We will no longer sell assault-style rifles, also referred to as modern sporting rifles. We had already removed them from all Dick's stores after the Sandy Hook massacre, but we will now remove them from sale at all 35 Field & Stream stores.
We will no longer sell firearms to anyone under 21 years of age.
We will no longer sell high capacity magazines.
We never have and never will sell bump stocks that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire more rapidly.
At the same time, we implore our elected officials to enact common sense gun reform and pass the following regulations:
Ban assault-style firearms
Raise the minimum age to purchase firearms to 21
Ban high capacity magazines and bump stocks
Require universal background checks that include relevant mental health information and previous interactions with the law
Ensure a complete universal database of those banned from buying firearms
Close the private sale and gun show loophole that waives the necessity of background checks
- Letter after Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida ("Here's what Dick's Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack wrote about his company's actions". USA Today. Associated Press. February 28, 2018. Retrieved on September 6, 2018. ; Frankel, Todd C.; Bhattarai, Abha; Siegel, Rachel (February 28, 2018). "Dick’s Sporting Goods joins chorus for gun control, stops selling assault-style rifles". The Washington Post. Retrieved on September 4, 2018. ; Dick's Sporting Goods (February 28, 2018). Media Statements. Press release.; Creswell, Julie; Corkery, Michael (February 28, 2018). "Walmart and Dick’s Raise Minimum Age for Gun Buyers to 21". The New York Times. Retrieved on September 4, 2018. ; Kimble, Lindsay; Petit, Stephanie (February 28, 2018). "Dick's Sporting Goods Will Stop Selling Assault-Style Rifles: 'Thoughts and Prayers Are Not Enough'". People. Retrieved on September 4, 2018. ).