Dick’s Sporting Goods Destroyed $5 Million Worth of Guns
The CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods has revealed that the company destroyed $5 million of the chain’s gun inventory.
Edward Stack said his company would no longer sell firearms to anyone under 21 and made the decision to destroy assault-style weapons as opposed to selling them on.
Stack spoke to CBS in an interview,
“All this about, you know, how we were anti-Second Amendment, you know, ‘we don’t believe in the Constitution,’ and none of that could be further from the truth,” he said in the interview. “We just didn’t want to sell the assault-style weapons that could inflict that kind of damage.”
Stack is a hunter and gun owner who strongly believed in the Second Amendment, however, that changed with the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida in 2018. Nicholas Cruz was able to purchase a gun from Dicks and that didn’t sit well with Stack.
“We had a pit in our stomach,” he said. “We did everything by the book that we were supposed to do, from a legal standpoint, we followed everything we were supposed to do. And somehow this kid was still able to buy a gun from us.”
Stack revealed that the decision lost his company around a quarter of a billion dollars, but, it had to be done.