Five million dollars in gun supplies was recently destroyed by Dick’s Sporting Goods and CEO David Stack says the arms are now scrap metal.
Stack’s move follows along a similar path the sporting goods store having stopped the sale of rifles in 2018 in response to the Parkland, Florida shooting which left 17 people dead.
Dick’s Sporting Goods sold a gun to the shooter, although it was never used. The company has also stopped selling high-capacity magazines and the gun-purchasing age went from 18 to 21.
Stack, speaking in an interview on CBS also mentioned that the commitment to gun safety has cost Dick’s Sporting Goods nearly a quarter-billion dollars in sales.