Dick's Sporting Goods Makes Its Next Gun Move

Will stop selling them at 440 additional stores
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2020 5:00 PM CDT
Dick's Sporting Goods Continues Removing Guns
This Feb. 28, 2018, file photo shows a Dick's Sporting Goods store in Arlington Heights, Ill.   (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

(Newser) – Dick's Sporting Goods is carrying out what CNN calls a "methodical elimination of firearms from its stores," and in its latest move, it will stop selling guns at 440 additional stores, the company announced in an earnings call Tuesday. Dick's stopped selling assault-style weapons in 2018, and the following year stopped selling hunting rifles and ammo at more than 100 stores. This move will nearly quadruple the total number of Dick's locations that don't sell guns. The company is the US' largest sporting goods retailer, and has 827 stores across the country. CNBC notes its shares surged in premarket trading on the news. (Read more Dick's Sporting Goods stories.)

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