(CBS News) — Dick’s Sporting Goods has destroyed more than $5 million worth of assault weapons, according to CEO Ed Stack, who made the announcement in a recent interview.
He said the company turned the AR-15 rifles into scrap metal to keep them off the street.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 7, 2019
Even though it wasn’t the weapon used in the shooting, that massacre largely impacted the company’s actions.
Dick’s also said it would stop selling high-capacity magazines and raised its gun purchasing age to 21 from 18.
Stack said in the interview that the changes cost the company nearly a quarter of a billion dollars in sales.
Stack details his thought process behind his stand on guns in a book coming out Tuesday, “It’s How We Play The Game: Build a Business. Take a Stand. Make a Difference.”