WOW.......🤦🏻♂️ Dick's Sporting Goods will destroy the assault-style weapons it didn't sell Laura M. Holson Published 4:56 PM ET Wed, 18 April 2018 The New York Times A customer looks at guns at a Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. store in Paramus, New Jersey. Victor J. Blue | Bloomberg | Getty Images A customer looks at guns at a Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. store in Paramus, New Jersey. Dick's Sporting Goods plans to destroy the assault-style rifles and accessories it agreed to take off its shelves in February instead of returning them to gun manufacturers. It is the latest action taken by the Pennsylvania retailer that agreed to ban the sale of assault-style rifles at its 35 Field & Stream stores, and to stop selling firearms and ammunition to anyone younger than 21. Since the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in February that left 17 students and staff members dead, corporations have quickly responded to the public's growing demand for responsible gun control measures. Several retailers agreed to stop selling firearms to consumers younger than 21. Among them are Walmart, the nation's largest gun seller; L.L. Bean; and Kroger, which said it would restrict gun sales at its Fred Meyer stores. Walmart also agreed to stop selling toys online that look like assault-style rifles. And Kroger announced in March that it would stop selling "assault-rifle themed periodicals." "It's a very good barometer of where the public stands," said John Feinblatt, the president of Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit organization that seeks to end gun violence. "Corporations tend to reflect their customers." The news that Dick's Sporting Goods would destroy the weapons was first reported last week in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. A spokesman told the paper that the company was in the process of destroying the firearms and accessories no longer for sale, "in accordance with federal guidelines and regulations."