Dick's Says Goodbye To Assault Rifles — Here's How To Thank Them

You've probably heard the phrase "vote with your wallet" or "put your money where your mouth is," and today there's a timely opportunity to do just that. In response to the Parkland school shooting, Dick's Sporting Goods announced that the company will stop selling assault rifles in its stores, and will discontinue gun sales to anyone under 21, all across the country.

Dick's is known for selling sports supplies, but the store also has a robust hunting section that includes firearms. Edward Stack, the chief executive at Dick's says he's willing to take a business risk to stand up for what's right (Stack's father founded Dick's in 1948). "If the kids in Parkland are being brave enough to stand up and do this, we can be brave enough to stand up with them," he told The New York Times.

Dick's has tried this sort of thing before — after Sandy Hook in 2012, the company temporarily removed assault-style rifles from stores — but it didn't stick. This time, we're hoping they'll continue to do the right thing. The gun control battle has been waging long enough to know that the NRA is powerful and change can feel impossible. As Congress remains embroiled in the fight for our safety, one thing we can do is shop at Dick's and show the execs that doing the right thing will pay off.

Given that, ahead are some R29-recommended fitness products you can buy from Dick's to make an impact.

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These leggings have a side pocket for stashing your phone and keys.
CALIA by Carrie Underwood CALIA by Carrie Underwood Women's Essential Ribbed Leggings, $75.00 Buy
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Nike's newest sneaker provides a ton of cushion and support, making them perfect for running.
Nike Nike Women's Epic React Flyknit Running Shoes, $149.99 Buy
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The V-cut front of these compression leggings helps ensure they won't slip off during a workout.
adidas adidas Women's Alphaskin Sport Long Printed Tights, $50.00 Buy
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This foam roller vibrates, providing extra relief for sore muscles.
Trigger Point Performance Trigger Point GRID VIBE Vibrating Roller, $99.99 Buy
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You'll get a ton of use out of this yoga mat.
Manduka Manduka PRO Yoga Mat, $110.00 Buy
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Buy yourself a pair of boxing gloves so you don't have to rent them.
Everlast Everlast Women's Powerlock Training Gloves, $49.99 Buy
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This water bottle keeps cool drinks refreshingly cold and warm drinks hot.
Hydro Flask Hydro Flask Wide Mouth 40 oz. Bottle, $29.97 Buy
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A rack of dumbbells is a smart investment for any home gym.
Fitness Gear Fitness Gear 32 lb. Neoprene Dumbbell Kit, $59.99 $49.99, Buy
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These workout earbuds are noise-canceling, which is a game changer.
Bose Bose SoundSport Wireless In-Ear Headphones, $149.00 Buy
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Merino wool socks are ideal for outdoor workouts like hiking or running.
Smartwool SmartWool Women's Outdoor Advanced Light Micro Socks, $16.95 Buy
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