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Defying the NRA, Dick's takes a harder line against guns
by Damian J. Troise, AP Business Writer

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28 February 2018

On 28 February 2018 The Associated Press reported: Dick's Sporting Goods will immediately stop selling assault-style rifles and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21, the company said Wednesday (28 February), as its CEO took on the National Rifle Association by demanding tougher gun laws after the [events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida]. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of business, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

The change in sales practices, and the emphatic words from [Chairman and CEO Ed Stack], put Dick's out front in the falling-out between corporate America and the gun lobby. Several major corporations, including MetLife, Hertz, and Delta Air Lines, have cut ties with the NRA since the Florida tragedy, but until now, none were retailers that sold guns.

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