As reported by the American-Statesman’s London Gibson, Dick’s Sporting Goods Chairman and CEO Ed Stack announced recently that the chain will will stop selling assault-style rifles and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21. Customers at a North Austin Dick’s expressed support and disappointment of the decision. “I think it’s an overreaction,” Margaret Boren said. Langston Holmberg said he thinks the policy changes are a “step in the right direction.” The company banned assault-style weapons in Dick’s stores after the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012, but continued to sell them in their 35 Field & Stream stores, one of which is in Cedar Park. The ban will now expand to include the Field & Stream stores.
Darla Stremler Pratt: I say good for them. Ban all assault-type weapons. They are killing machines.
George Vance McGee: Common-sense smart moves, Dick’s! I approve. I’ll be in to shop soon.
Judi Roberts: All stores discontinue selling certain items from time to time. This is no different. They choose what they offer to sell.
Will Fox: These big chains were hurting small-business owners anyway. It’s a good move for the economy and guns sales.
Jamie Moore: Finally corporate does the right thing. I will forever take my business from where I was shopping to Dick’s.
Chace Elliott: I have been trying to explain how this doesn’t violate civil rights in any way to people all night.
Scott W. Black: This is America. I should be able to buy all the guns.