Dick’s Sporting Goods in Maine Stops Selling Assault-style Rifles, Up Gun-Buying Age to 21
After the tragedy in Parkland Florida Dick's Sporting Goods, one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the country, has stopped selling assault rifles, high capacity magazines, and has raised the age to purchase a gun to 21.
This isn't the first time either. After the Sandy Hook shooting, Dick's stopped selling assault style rifles, but shortly after they brought them back to the shelves.
But Edward Stack, the company's CEO says this time the move is permanent, no matter what the backlash will be. Part of the reason for this decision was finding out that the shooter in Parkland bought a gun at the retailer, although it was not the particular AR-15 used in the massacre.
The Dick's Sporting Goods in Maine are in Augusta, Bangor, South Portland and Topsham.