At least one retailer is taking action following the recent gun violence at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.
Dick's Sporting Goods announced on their social media accounts that they were taking steps as a company to prevent the sale of the types of weapons so often used in these mass shootings.
Dick's even admits that, while it wasn't the weapon used in the shooting, they discovered that Nicolas Cruz had bought a weapon from one of their stores last year.
We at DICK'S Sporting Goods are deeply disturbed and saddened by the tragic events in Parkland. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their loved ones. https://t.co/J4OcB6XJnu pic.twitter.com/WmT50BO7mx— DICK'S Sporting Goods (@DICKS) February 28, 2018
As a result, the retailer, who also owns 35 Field & Stream retail locations, is taking steps to further prevent potential violent criminals from purchasing deadly weapons at their stores.
We deeply believe that this country's most precious gift is our children. They are our future. We must keep them safe. Beginning today, DICK'S Sporting Goods is committed to the following: https://t.co/J4OcB6XJnu pic.twitter.com/BaTJ9LaCYe— DICK'S Sporting Goods (@DICKS) February 28, 2018
Dick's is also encouraging elected officials to pass common-sense gun control legislation.
It will be interesting to see if other retailers follow suit, and the effect that this will have on our future.