Dick's Gun And Ammo Ban Doesn't Appear To Be Affecting Business

The Pittsburgh-based sporting goods retailer posted a strong first-quarter report

Andrew Limberg
May 30, 2018 - 5:12 pm
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Pittsburgh-based Dick’s Sporting Goods doesn’t seem to have been affected by its decision to stop selling assault rifles and guns to those under 21.

The company's stock soared almost 26 percent ending Wednesday at $23.35 on Wall Street after a strong first-quarter report.

The strong quarter is in part thanks to an increase in online sales. Dick’s said in a statement online sales increased 24 percent in the first quarter and in-store sales were down 2.5 percent.

Dick’s announced in February after the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead, it would end sales of all assault-style rifles in its stores. It also announced it would stop sales of high-capacity magazines and would not sell any gun to someone under 21.

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