I loved the passage where Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward Stack said that they did everything by the book and yet somehow this still happened. And that is exactly the point.
This is a watershed moment, the biggest of the gun retailers say that they will gladly take a hit in the pocketbook rather than suffer the guilt of the next massacre. Does it solve the problem? No, but it is a step in the right direction. Will there be another mass shooting with an AR-15? Absolutely. But over time, the frequency might lessen.
If the Congress will not act (thanks a lot NRA!), more retailers should stand up. Thank you, Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Also/too: thank you, Parkland survivors. You are already making more of a difference than any of the generations that preceded you. Keep it up.