Parkland Dad Counters Dick’s CEO on Gun Control: He Never Talked to Me

Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was one of the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, center, speaks during a listening session with U.S. President Donald Trump, not pictured, on gun violence with high school students, teachers and parents in the State Dining Room of the White House …
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Andrew Pollack, father of Parkland shooting victim Meadow Parkland, is making known that Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack never talked to him.

Business Insider reports that Stack said meeting families of Parkland victims helped shape his pro-gun control views.

Stack said, “Sitting down with those families in Parkland, they didn’t say we should ban all guns. Basically what they said is, ‘We need to have common-sense gun reform so what happened to my family — my son, my daughter — never happens to anybody else.'”

He responded to this with corporate gun control–Dick’s ban on selling AR-15s, “high capacity” magazines, and guns of any kind to anyone under the age of 21 years–but also took up a personal gun control campaign in pursuit of universal background checks. Such checks would have done nothing to stop the Parkland shooting, as the attacker acquired his gun via a background check to begin with.

None of this was lost on Andrew Pollack, who responded by tweeting that Stack never met with him and that Stack’s gun control would not have prevented the attack.

On October 6, Breitbart News reported that Dick’s destroyed $5 million worth of “assault rifles” to prevent them from being sold to the public.

During an interview with CBS News, Stack indicated his business has lost about $250 million due to its corporate gun control push. But Stack does not regret the gun control stance. Rather, he is considering even more controls.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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