Dick's Sporting Goods Employees Resign Over New Gun Purchase Policy
Two employees of Dick's Sporting Goods recently resigned after the company's CEO responded to the Florida school shooting by raising the minimum required age to purchase a long gun.
One of the men, 20-year-old Alexander DeGarmo, told Neil Cavuto he had no qualms with the company until Dick's chief Edward Stack sent out the directive.
DeGarmo said Stack's decision meant he could not buy the same items he sold as an employee of Dick's.
"Until Edward Stack came out with these absolutely arbitrary and insane rules I had no issue [working there]," DeGarmo said.
Molly Henneberg reported that another man, 20-year-old hunter Griffin McCullar, resigned under similar circumstances.
Henneberg said Dick's, its corporate sibling Field & Stream, WalMart, Fred Meyer and grocery giant Kroger all made similar policy decisions.
DeGarmo said the solution is not raising the purchase age, but instead teaching responsibility and responsible gun ownership.
He said Stack's decision is inherently discriminatory against people of a certain age.
After the Florida shooting, DeGarmo said, the area to study is mental health, not minimum required purchasing age.
However, DeGarmo said his now-former coworkers reacted positively to his decision to leave Dick's.
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