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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:52 AM

Sporting goods chain suspends sale of certain semi-automatic after shooting

Source: CNN

(CNN) -- Dick's Sporting Goods, one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the world, says it has removed all guns from its store nearest to Newtown, Connecticut, and is suspending the sale of certain kinds of semi-automatic rifles from its chains nationwide.

The move was made out of respect for the victims and families of last week's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting "during this time of national mourning," the store said in a statement Tuesday morning.

"We continue to extend our deepest sympathies to those affected by this terrible tragedy," the statement said.

It was unclear how long the store will keep the suspension in place for the guns, known as 'modern sporting rifles.'

Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/18/justice/connecticut-dicks-guns/

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DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
Bonhomme Richard Dec 2012 #1
valerief Dec 2012 #2
jpak Dec 2012 #3
WhoWoodaKnew Dec 2012 #4
Aristus Dec 2012 #5

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:54 AM

1. We actually still have police cars parked.....

at the local schools here.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:03 AM

2. So there are 'good' semi-automatics and 'bad' ones? Do people need semi-automatics

for deer hunting?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:33 AM

3. Good - let's keep the "sporting" in Dick's Sporting Goods

no AKs ARs etc.

they suck

yup

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:37 AM

4. I have a feeling that they'll quietly reverse this decision

once all the publicity around this event fades.

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Response to WhoWoodaKnew (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:49 AM

5. Without a doubt. After all, there's money to be made.

Welcome to DU.

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