Dick's Sporting Goods will stop selling assault-style rifles and put other restrictions on gun sales, the retailer said Wednesday morning on Good Morning America. In explaining its decision, the company also released a letter from Chairman and CEO Edward Stack referring to the Feb. 14 mass shooting a high school in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead.
"But thoughts and prayers are not enough," the letter reads. "We have tremendous respect and admiration for the students organizing and making their voices heard regarding gun violence in schools and elsewhere in our country. We have heard you. The nation has heard you." It noted that Dick's lawfully sold a gun to the Parkland shooter in November of 2017.
In a November 911 call from a family friend who'd grown frightened of the shooter, the caller says she believes he'd gone to Dick's to pick up a gun he'd ordered.