Dicks Sporting Goods is just the latest in a long list of companies responding to the Florida school shooting. On Wednesday a the company announced ending the sale of assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines in its stores. The company says it made the change in response to the mass shooting that killed 17 students and staff members, but a group of nuns says they also had a part in getting the retailer to drop assault guns. Sister Valerie Heinonen of Mercy Investment Services, a St. Louis-based money manager for the Catholic women's group told CNBC that she tried to persuade Dick's, on behalf of Mercy Investments, in January to stop selling assault-style weapons. Mercy Investments filed a shareholder proposal in December calling on the chain to reassess the range of guns it sells. Sister Heinonen said of the announcement, "We didn't know that they would follow through to this extent."


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