Dick’s destroys $5M worth of rifles, raises gun purchasing age

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(CNN) – Dick’s Sporting Goods has destroyed more than 5M. dollars’ worth of assault rifles.

That’s according to CEO Ed Stack who made the announcement in an interview with CBS news.

He said the company turned the weapons into scrap metal.

The move comes after dick’s made the decision last year to stop carrying the rifles following the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead.

The company sold the shooter a shotgun.

Even though it wasn’t the weapon used in the shooting, that largely impacted the company’s actions.

Dick’s also said it would stop selling high capacity magazines and raised its gun purchasing age to 21 from 18.

Stack said in the CBS interview that the changes cost the company nearly a quarter-billion dollars in sales.

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