Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Thank You, Dick's

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Thank You, Dick's

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We all should be proud to call Dick's Sporting Goods a Pittsburgh corporation. I applaud its decision to take assault weapons and large-capacity magazines off its shelves and have them destroyed (April 10, "Dick's to Destroy Assault-Style Rifles Pulled From Shelves"). The decision by Dick's to restrict sales of firearms to anyone under the age of 18 is also an important corporate policy that all retailers of firearms should adopt. With the onslaught of mass shootings plaguing our country, firearm retailers and manufacturers need to be held more accountable.

The current criminal background check system does not restrict access to these weapons to the mentally ill, terrorists on the no-fly list or anyone with a protection from abuse order. These individuals cannot be allowed to purchase weapons under the Second Amendment. …

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