Gun control debates are impossible to avoid these days.  Today it will intensify even more after Dicks Sporting Goods has announced that they will no longer be selling assault rifles.

AR-15 Assault Rifles Sold At Utah Gun Shop
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They are the nation's largest sporting goods retailer and they've decided to stop selling assault style weapons like the one used in the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting.

According to CNN Money, they are also going to raise the minimum age for any gun sales to 21.

Dicks Sporting Goods CEO Edward made the statement on  CNN's New Day:

As we sat and talked about it with our management team, it was -- to a person -- that this is what we need to do," he said. "These kids talk about enough is enough. We concluded if these kids are brave enough to organize and do what they're doing, we should be brave enough to take this stand."

Comparatively, Walmart stopped selling AR-15 and similar style guns in 2015.

For the official statement from Dick's Sporting Goods:



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