Dick’s Sporting Goods’ Investor Threatens NRA Boycott Over Gun-Sales Restrictions

by MR Magazine Staff

The top executive at Dick’s Sporting Goods is facing renewed pressure from a conservative shareholder to reverse a policy raising the minimum age for gun purchases to 21. David Almasi, a vice president at the conservative National Center for Public Policy Research, confronted Dick’s Chief Executive Officer Ed Stack at Dick’s annual investor meeting in Pittsburgh over the change, which was made after a shooting spree at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead. While the killings prompted expressions of concern from both congressional lawmakers and President Trump, including a White House suggestion that teachers be armed, federal gun laws and policies remain unchanged. Some retailers, however, tightened their own rules over firearms sales and other companies pulled back from deals with the National Rifle Association, the powerful gun-lobbying group. Read more at Washington Examiner.