Dick’s Sporting Goods released a statement saying they plan on destroying their entire inventory of “Assault Rifles.” The company decided to pull all of the AR style guns from their Field and Stream stores after the Parkland shooting.
According to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, a retailer may return unsold merchandise to the manufacturer. But in this case, Dick’s Sporting Goods has decided to destroy them.
“We are in the process of destroying all firearms and accessories that are n o longer for sale as a result of our February 28th policy change,” a spokeswoman told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
In addition to the decision on pulling assault-style rifles from its 35 specialty Field & Stream locations, the sporting goods chain said in February that it also would no longer sell high capacity magazines or sell firearms to anyone under 21 years old following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
As a private company they can do what ever they please with their inventory. I just hope they realize that this will accomplish nothing to reduce school shooting. Their continued political posturing will do nothing but alienate a large part of the population. I already know a lot of people who will never set foot in their store again.