Longtime chief executive officer Ed Stack said the company turned $5 million worth of their guns into scrap metal.
The move comes after Dick's made the decision a year ago to stop carrying the rifles following the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the left 17 people dead.
Stack told CBS the controversial decision cost his company about a quarter of a billion dollars in revenue.
When the shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Stack learned his company had sold the perpetrator a shotgun, that's when he knew they needed to take action.
The company sold the shooter a shotgun. Stack is considering making that a company-wide policy though.
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CEO Edward Stack spoke to CBS national correspondent Lee Cowan in an interview that aired on "CBS Sunday Morning". Walmart announced four years ago that their stores would no longer sell those type of weapons and after a mass shooting in one of its stores in El Paso in August, would no longer sell the ammunition for it as well. If we really think we need to get these things off the street, then we need to destroy 'em.' " Dick's has removed the hunting category, including guns, from more than 125 stores, and says the category is under "strategic review" for the remaining locations. "And my response is, 'You're probably right, it won't".
In the CBS interview, he left open the possibility that Dick's could stop selling guns completely in the future.
'As a company, we experienced two horrific events in one week, and we will never be the same, ' he said, referring to the El Paso and OH shootings.
"We thought we'd get a little bit of a backlash, but we didn't expect to get what we got".
Although Stack's decisions may lose some customers, he has said that "our business is pretty good" and that the ongoing U.S.
In February 2018, the Pennsylvania-based retailer made the decision to remove assault-style weapons from all of its more than 720 stores across 47 states.