Dick’s Sporting Goods Destroyed $5 Million in Guns: ‘Worth It’ If ‘It Saves 1 Life,’ Says CEO

The CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods said in a recent interview that his company has destroyed more than $5 million worth of assault weapons in the chain store’s inventory and turned the weapons into scrap metal. The suspect in the attack bought a gun in a Dick’s store, and even though that particular gun wasn’t used in the school shooting, Stack said the massacre forced him to confront hard questions. RELATED: PEOPLE’s Call to Action: Contact Congress to Ask What Is Being Done to Stop the Epidemic of Gun Violence “So many people say to me, you know, ‘If we do what you want to do, it’s not going to stop these mass shootings,’” Stack said. RELATED: Walmart Ends Ammunition Sales for Handguns and Assault Rifles, Asks Customers to Stop ‘Open Carry’ Last month, Stack was one of 145 CEOs of large American corporations to sign a letter urging the Senate to “take action” on gun background checks and “red flag” legislation, CBS reports. Also last month, Walmart and Kroger asked customers not to openly carry guns in stores even in states where it’s legal, and Walmart banned ammunition sales on handguns and assault rifles.

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Destroyed $5 Million in Guns: ‘Worth It’ If ‘It Saves 1 Life,’ Says CEO