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