Today, Dick's Sporting Goods announced major changes in how they sell guns in their retail locations, so we thought is was important to remind sportsmen that Field & Stream (the media brand) and Field and Stream (the sporting goods brand and retailer owned by Dick's Sporting Goods) are in no way connected. We understand how that could be confusing for many, but it is the truth. The two brands are owned by different companies and are in no way related.

We also wanted to share this story because it’s news that affects hunters and recreational shooters.

Dick's Sporting Goods announced that they will make the following changes regarding guns sales at all of their retail locations:

  • They will no longer sell "assault-style rifles"
  • They will no longer sell any firearm to anyone under 21 years of age
  • They will no longer sell high-capacity magazines
  • They have not—and will never—sell bump stocks

In addition to these changes, their chairman and CEO, Edward W. Stack, also implored elected officials to enact “common sense gun reform” by passing the following regulations:

  • A ban on assault-style firearms
  • Raise the minimum age to purchase a gun to 21
  • Ban high-capacity magazines and bump stocks
  • Require universal background checks that include relevant mental health information and previous interactions with the law
  • Ensure a complete universal database of those banned from buying guns
  • Close the private-sale and "gun-show loophole" that waives the necessity of background checks

These changes will be implemented at all of Dick’s retail locations, as well as all 35 Field and Stream Shops—the retail chain owned by Dick’s that has no connection to us.