Press Release

Giffords Applauds Dick’s for Continuing to Fight to Save Lives from Gun Violence

March 14, 2019 — Giffords, the gun violence prevention organization led by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, applauded Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. for announcing that it would stop selling firearms at 125 of it’s stores and replace the merchandise with other sporting gear. The move continues Dick’s efforts to strengthen gun safety in America, part of a larger trend from the business community to make commitments to gun safety, reflecting the growing call from Americans for commensense gun reform.  

Peter Ambler, Giffords Executive Director:

“This week’s announcement from Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. is the latest example of American businesses coming out on the side of gun safety. They are responding quickly and decisively, leaving the NRA behind and leading with courage. Dick’s executives and employees continue to understand it’s up to us to do everything we can to fight to end gun violence. We are proud to continue standing with and supporting their efforts to keep America safe.”