Right after the mass shooting at a Florida high school earlier this year, Dick’s Sporting Goods decided to stop selling assault-style weapons at its stores.Now the nation’s largest sporting goods retailer is going to destroy those guns.“We are in the process of destroying all firearms and accessories that are no longer for sale as a result of our February 28th policy change,” the company told CNN.“We are destroying the firearms in accordance with federal guidelines and regulations.”
David Hogg, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student who has become a nationally-known anti-gun violence advocate in the wake of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at the school, has urged his more than 750,000 social media followers to boycott a pair of investment firms with indirect stakes in gun companies.
Hogg announced the boycott on Twitter, where he has established an influential activist presence following the Parkland, Florida, shooting that killed 17 people.
“Blackrock and Vanguard Group are two of the biggest investors in gun manufacturers,” Hogg tweeted. “If you use them, feel free to let them know.”
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If you think students are done protesting gun violence, get ready for the National School Walkout.
On Friday morning, students from more than 2,500 schools across the country will stream out of class to demand lawmakers take action.
While the theme is familiar, this event is different. Here’s what you need to know about Friday’s student-led movement…
…April 20 is the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre in Colorado, where 12 students and a teacher were killed.
That mass shooting took place 19 years ago, before today’s high schoolers were even born.