By STEPHEN PIMPO JR., WJLA
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - The CEO and chairman of Dick's Sporting Goods announced Wednesday that the retailer will stop selling assault-style rifles and will not sell guns to anyone under the age of 21.
CEO Edward Stack went on ABC's "Good Morning America" to explain the decision to stop selling the weapons in the wake of the Florida high school shooting on Feb. 14 that left 17 people dead.
"As we looked to what happened down in Parkland, we were so disturbed and saddened by what happened. We felt we really needed to do something," Stack told host George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America."
The announcement comes exactly two weeks after 14 students and three school staffers were killed when authorities say a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Police later arrested 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz and charged him with 17 counts of premeditated murder.
Wednesday also marks the first time since the attack that those Florida students returned to class.