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Readers React to Dick’s Sporting Goods’ Decision on Assault-Style Rifles

Mar 01, 2018 - The New York Times

As soon as Dick’s Sporting Goods, one of the country’s largest sports retailers, announced on Wednesday that it would no longer sell assault-style rifles, a flood of readers reacted.

Most applauded, including some gun owners. But others saw a public relations stunt on the day that school resumed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed two weeks ago. And some objected that their right to buy firearms was being attacked.

The company al...