Mendoza School of Business

Could Dick’s Sporting Goods ban on assault-style rifles change sales?

Published: March 1, 2018 / Author: USA Today

Joseph Holt, a management teaching professor at Mendoza College of Business, was interviewed for a story on the impact of Dick’s Sporting Goods decision to stop selling assault-style weapons, high-capacity magazines and guns to buyers under 21.

Although gun sales might not be affected much by Dick’s decision, other retailers could consider similar moves after seeing the support for the company.

“Not a big dent, but a helpful start,” was how Joseph Holt, a business ethicist at the University of Notre Dame, described the impact. “The guns that cause the mass carnage are disproportionately the semi-automatic weapons.”

Read the full story here.