Dick’s CEO Says They’ve Destroyed $5 Million in Weapons

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward Stack says the company has destroyed $5 million worth of guns in their inventory instead of selling them to the public. Since discovering that the weapon used in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting was purchased at a Dick’s store, the CEO decided that they didn’t want to sell assault style weapons. The inventory was turned into scrap metal, while costing the company a quarter of a billion dollars worth of revenue.

Though the gun sold to the shooter was not the AR-15-style rifle used in the shooting, Stack said he couldn’t stand being part of the narrative of mass shootings.

“We had a pit in our stomach,” he told CNN soon after the shooting. “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.”

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