• DONALD TRUMP September 12, 2019 8:55 pm

    Chief Executives of 145 Companies Urge Senate to Pass Gun Control Laws

    Leaders of 145 companies wrote a letter to the Senate Thursday, urging the governmental body to take action on gun safety. The letter notes recent gun violence in Chicago, Newport News, Virginia and other places, calling it a “public health crisis.” But the leaders also say that gun violence is preventable, and lawmakers can step in to prevent tragedies.

  • Facebook August 12, 2019 8:54 pm

    Nike Is Entering the Subscription Business With a Kids' Sneaker Club

    Nike is stepping into the subscription business. The No. 1 sneaker retailer in the U.S. is launching a subscription service for kids called Nike Adventure Club. It will allow parents to order shoes for their kids ages 2 to 10 either on a quarterly, bimonthly or monthly basis, paying monthly fees of $20, $30 or $50, respectively. The last option...

  • NBA May 12, 2019 2:14 am

    Lakers' LeBron James Surprises Students at His School With Check For $1 Million

    Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James surprised students in Akron, Ohio with a check for $1 million dollars for a new gymnasium.

  • Alpha March 26, 2019 5:47 am

    Gun Safe Sold Nationwide Recalled Over Lock Failure, Injury Hazard

    A gun safe sold at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores nationwide in November and December is being recalled due to an issue with the safe’s locking mechanism, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says.

  • georgia June 25, 2018 10:03 am

    Corporate America Increasingly Avoids Gun-Industry Business

    With Gary Ramey’s fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website. That didn’t sit well with the company he used to process payments, and they informed him they were dropping his account. Another credit card processing firm told him the same thing: They wouldn’t do business...

  • Florida April 18, 2018 5:02 pm

    Dick's Destroying All the Guns It Pulled From Its Shelves

    Dick’s Sporting Goods is destroying all the guns and accessories that it stopped selling earlier this year after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The retailer said Tuesday that it is in the process of destroying all the firearms it pulled from its shelves, rather than trying to return them to their manufacturers. Dicks made headlines in February when, in...

  • New York March 26, 2018 2:09 pm

    Nuns, Funds and Guns: The Firearms Debate on Wall Street

    Some of Wall Street’s heaviest hitters are stepping into the national debate on guns as investment firms ask firearms makers what they are doing about gun violence. The firms speak softly, but because they own trillions of dollars’ worth of stock, their voices travel far. And they’re now joining forces with some unusual allies, including smaller and untraditional investors. In...

  • Attorney March 6, 2018 2:50 pm

    20-Year-Old Sues Dick's, Walmart Over New Gun Policies

    An Oregon man filed suits Monday claiming Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart discriminated against the 20-year-old when they refused to sell him a rifle. Dick’s and Walmart restricted gun sales to adults 21 and older in the wake of the Florida high school massacre. The 19-year-old accused in the school slaying bought the AR-15 used in the attack legally. Oregon...

  • DONALD TRUMP March 19, 2018 9:01 pm

    'Trump Slump' in Gun Sales Continues Despite Control Debate

    Gun store owners called it the “Trump slump.” Sales of firearms slowed dramatically after the election of Donald Trump as president in 2016 allayed fears of a Democratic crackdown on gun owners. That trend has continued in recent weeks even with talk of gun control in Congress and among business leaders following the Feb. 14 massacre of 17 people at...

  • CONGRESS March 20, 2018 12:21 am

    Snubbing Delta in NRA Feud, Georgia Senate Approves Tax Bill

    Georgia lawmakers punished Delta Air Lines on Thursday for its decision to cut business ties with the National Rifle Association in the wake of a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people. A tax measure, which was stripped of a jet-fuel tax break, passed the GOP-dominated Senate 44-10, with only Democrats opposed. It was the latest battle...

  • CONGRESS March 19, 2018 8:15 pm

    Delta CEO Insists ‘We Are Not Taking Sides' in US Gun Debate

    After Delta Air Lines withstood swift political retribution in its home state of Georgia for cutting ties with the National Rifle Association, the airline’s chief executive insisted Friday “we are not taking sides” in the national debate over guns. Atlanta-based Delta released an internal memo CEO Ed Bastian sent to employees after Georgia lawmakers killed a proposed tax break on...

  • CEO March 20, 2018 12:21 am

    US Companies Take a Stand, Raise Age to Purchase Guns

    Kroger and L.L. Bean said Thursday they will no longer sell guns to anyone under 21, becoming the third and fourth major retailers this week to put restrictions in place that are stronger than federal laws. The announcements follow those by Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart, emphasizing the pressure companies are facing to take a stand. Kroger, the nation’s largest...

  • United States April 9, 2018 7:21 pm

    Walmart Raises Age Requirement for Sale of Firearms and Ammo

    Walmart announced Wednesday that it will no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21 and would also remove items resembling assault-style rifles from its website. The move comes after Dick’s Sporting Goods announced earlier in the day that it would restrict the sale of firearms to those under 21 years old. It didn’t mention ammunition. Dick’s also...

  • Florida March 20, 2018 1:03 am

    Dick's Sporting Goods Stance Shows Change in Corporate Social Responsibility

    Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward Stack took a stance on gun control Wednesday, announcing one of the biggest gun retailers in the nation would no longer sell assault-style rifles or high capacity magazines in stores and no longer sell firearms to anyone under the age of 21. The change in policy, that comes just weeks after the devastating shooting at...

  • Florida March 19, 2018 8:18 pm

    Dick's Sporting Goods to Discontinue Sales of Assault-Style Rifles

    Saying that “thoughts and prayers are not enough” following the Parkland shooting, Dick’s Sporting Goods announced the company will discontinue sales of all assault-style rifles and will raise the minimum age to purchase a firearm to 21. The company will also end sales of high-capacity magazines.

  • DONALD TRUMP April 9, 2018 7:21 pm

    ‘Thoughts and Prayers Are Not Enough': Dick's Sporting Goods to Halt Sales of Assault-Style Rifles

    Dick’s Sporting Goods will immediately stop selling assault-style rifles and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21, the company said Wednesday, as its CEO took on the National Rifle Association by demanding tougher gun laws after the massacre in Florida....
    “As we looked at what happened down in Parkland, we were so disturbed and saddened by what happened...

  • North Texas June 20, 2015 6:25 pm

    North Texas Mom Accused of Leaving 2-Year-Old Daughter in Hot Car

    A North Texas woman was arrested Thursday and charged with child endangerment after police say she left her 2-year-old daughter inside a hot car while she went shopping.

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