Washington Post

Dick's Sporting Goods just made a big bet on the future

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Dick's Sporting Goods just made a big decision on moral grounds - and, probably, a smart business one.

The announcement by one of the nation's leading sporting-goods retailers that it will no longer sell assault-style rifles, high-capacity magazines - or any guns at all to customers under the age of 21 - is the biggest indication yet that something has changed in the national debate over guns in the wake of the massacre of 17 high-school students and educators in Parkland, Florida. The company has put much more on the line than other firms have done in ending the discounts they offer to members of the National Rifle Association...

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