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Dick's Sporting Goods Suspends Sale of Modern Rifles

The company said in a statement that the move is in reaction to the school shooting in Connecticut.

The AP is reporting that Dick's Sporting Goods has suspended its sales of modern rifles nationwide in response to the school shooting in Connecticut.

The company has posted a statement on its website which, in part, says its sympathies go out to the victims families and says it will not sell modern sporting rifles during this period of national mourning.  

There is a Dick's Sporting Goods store at 64 THF Boulevard in Chesterfield Valley. Nationwide, the company has more than 500 stores in 44 states.  

On Friday, a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School and used a military-style rifle to kill 26 people, including 20 children, before turning the gun on himself. He also killed his mother in her home before going on the rampage. 

Christine Einig December 18, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Good for Dick's Sporting Goods. I will shop there more often now.
Joe Mamma December 19, 2012 at 01:42 AM
They realized how over priced they were and nobody was buying them anyway
Marc Perez December 19, 2012 at 02:33 PM
They stopped selling hand guns and hand gun ammunition a long time ago. Their "sports" activity" is guided by a political agenda.......

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