Last year, one of the most popular outdoor sporting goods companies in the country, Dick's Sporting Goods, announced that they would no longer sell assault-style rifles at their stores following a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead and reignited the national conversation surrounding guns and the types of weapons available for purchase.
"All this about, you know, how we were anti-Second Amendment, you know, 'we don't believe in the Constitution, ' and none of that could be further from the truth", he said in the interview. The shotgun wasn't the one used in the shooting, but Stack said that didn't matter because the shooter could have.
America's close ties with the right to bear arms has proven a hot topic for citizens and corporate entities alike.
Dick's has stopped selling firearms and ammunition at 125 of its more than 700 stores, and Stack says he's mulling a chain-wide ban, despite opposition from people who say it won't stop mass shootings.
His book, "It's How We Play the Game: Build a Business". "It's just, it's ridiculous". Stack said he is considering expanding that policy too. "If we really think these things should be off the street, we need to destroy them'". After the February 14, 2018, mass killing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., the company ceased selling guns to anyone under the age of 21, a step that Stack told CBS had cost the company about a quarter of a billion dollars. "Take a Stand. Make a Difference".
"We didn't expect to get what we got", Stack said.
"All we were going to do was just take it off the shelf and not say anything", Stack said.
Although Stack's decisions may lose some customers, he has said that "our business is pretty good" and that the ongoing U.S.
Several deadly shootings this summer in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, have intensified the gun control debate. During the interview, Stack talked at length about his evolving approach to the sale of guns, something the company had done for decades before it began to pull back. Other major retailers have asked customers not to open carry in their stores.