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U.S. Chain Stores will Stop Selling Assault-Style Rifles

The U.S. chain of stores of sports devices Dick''s Sporting Goods says that it will stop selling assault-style rifles The U.S. chain of stores of sports devices Dick''s Sporting Goods says that it will stop selling assault-style rifles
Washington, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. chain of stores of sports devices Dick''s Sporting Goods said today that it will stop selling assault-style rifles and no firearms will be sold to anyone under the age of 21.
According to Edward Stack, CEO of the company founded in New York 70 years ago, high-capacity magazines will be also banned.

These decisions, Stack said in a television program, respond to the national discussion after the shooting at a school in the state of Florida on February 14th.

The tragedy at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School left 17 fatalities and 15 people injured by the attack of 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz, who used an AR-15 rifle.

Stack, who expressed himself in favor of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that protects the right to carry weapons, said that Dick's Sporting Goods does not want to be part of this tragedy and thus, eliminated those weapons permanently.

The media said that Dick's Sporting Goods, with more than 700 stores across the country, is the first major retailer chain that limits the access to weapons.

In 2012, following the massacre at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut, which claimed the lives of 20 children and six teachers, Dick's Sporting Goods pulled assault rifles from its stores.

However, months later, the sale of those weapons started again in the subsidiary specialized in hunting Field & Stream.

Various companies decided last week to cut ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA), the powerful group for the possession and use of weapons.

Companies such as the airlines Delta and United Airlines, the MetLife insurer and the car rental companies Hertz, Avis and Enterprise, have ended discounts to NRA members and collaboration agreements.

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