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Walmart, Dick's expand corporate rift with gun lobby

 


By DAMIAN J. TROISE

AP Business Writer

NEW YORK — The rift between major U.S. companies and the gun lobby is growing.

And Americans are taking note, lighting up social media boards with vows to back up the companies with their wallet, or to boycott them.

Retail heavyweights Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods have taken steps to restrict gun sales. That follows moves by several other major corporations, including MetLife, Hertz and Delta Air Lines, that have cut ties with National Rifle Association following last month's school massacre in Florida.

Dick's said Wednesday it will immediate...



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