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Dick’s Sporting Goods to destroy all assault-style rifles at distribution centers

UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

In this March 1, 2018, file photo, a sign for Dick's Sporting Goods store is displayed at the store in Madison, (Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press)
In this March 1, 2018, file photo, a sign for Dick's Sporting Goods store is displayed at the store in Madison, (Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press)
From staff and wire reports

Dick’s Sporting Goods has announced it will destroy all assault-style rifles at the company’s distribution centers.

It’s the next step in the company’s new gun sales policy.

The chain in February stopped selling assault-style rifles and banned the sale of all guns to anyone under 21 following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

The retailer operates a store near the Spokane Valley Mall.

The destruction of assault-style rifles was first reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which added that a retailer typically returns unsold merchandise to the manufacturer. But in this case, Dick’s has decided to destroy it.

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