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Walmart + Dick's Sporting Goods suspends sale of semi-automatic rifles from stores nationwide, Dicks removed ALL guns from CT store!

 
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Walmart + Dick's Sporting Goods suspends sale of semi-automatic rifles from stores nationwide, Dicks removed ALL guns from CT store!
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.'

More at [link to www.cnn.com]

UPDATE as Walmart is doing this for its web store (dunno if their regular stores are far behind?) -

Walmart announced Monday that the chain is pulling the Bushmaster Rifle from its web store, a military-style weapon similar to that used by 20-year-old Adam Lanza in the mass shooting that killed 20 children and six staff members Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School.


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Some reports said investigators are also trying to determine if Lanza purchased a gun from a Dick's Sporting Goods store 12 miles away from Newtown in Danbury, Conn.

Dick's Sporting Goods said the decision came out of respect for the deceased victims and their families. It's unclear how long the store will keep the change in place.

More at [link to www.kypost.com]
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As far as I knew, I thought Adam Lanza was not able to purchase any guns legally...???
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As far as I knew, I thought Adam Lanza was not able to purchase any guns legally...???
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Here's this article that's trashing Dick's though...

The gun shop where the Newtown shooter tried to buy a rifle three days before embarking on his massacre is having an ammunition sale.

Dick’s Sporting Goods in Danbury, Connecticut is selling rounds as cheap as 5 cents a shot with 50 percent discounts on a range of bullets.

The prices of all ‘Big Game’ rifle ammunition as well as shotgun shells have been slashed.

More at [link to www.dailymail.co.uk]
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Dicks regularly has buy one get one half off ammo sales. And 5c a shot it for bulk .22, not unreasonable.
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So now we have to put a ban on Dicks Sporting Good? All Amerikkkans do is find cop outs and pseudo 'solutions'. Is everybody just gonna fold over and take it in the ass now just not to offend anybody? I find it EXTREMELY offensive that after a shooting took place that now they want to make it harder to us citizens to defend ourselves by removing guns from stores.
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Wow... This is BAD... What's next?!
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So now we have to put a ban on Dicks Sporting Good? All Amerikkkans do is find cop outs and pseudo 'solutions'. Is everybody just gonna fold over and take it in the ass now just not to offend anybody? I find it EXTREMELY offensive that after a shooting took place that now they want to make it harder to us citizens to defend ourselves by removing guns from stores.
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Well, at the moment, it wasn't the government forcing Dick's but the chain doing it voluntarily. However, I don't know why, since it's not like they did anything wrong?? The Daily Mail article I referenced above even stated that Adam Lanza did not purchase a gun from them. Between this and the NRA cowering in fear, this is just going to make those calling for extreme measures all the bolder.
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Thread: Gun sales in US "go astronomical" after Connecticut massacre
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So now we have to put a ban on Dicks Sporting Good? All Amerikkkans do is find cop outs and pseudo 'solutions'. Is everybody just gonna fold over and take it in the ass now just not to offend anybody? I find it EXTREMELY offensive that after a shooting took place that now they want to make it harder to us citizens to defend ourselves by removing guns from stores.
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Well, at the moment, it wasn't the government forcing Dick's but the chain doing it voluntarily. However, I don't know why, since it's not like they did anything wrong?? The Daily Mail article I referenced above even stated that Adam Lanza did not purchase a gun from them. Between this and the NRA cowering in fear, this is just going to make those calling for extreme measures all the bolder.
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Exactly. When we remain silent as gun owners on this subject then we imply our 'guilt'.
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According to this, Dick's is the largest sporting goods retailer...I don't know how their gun sales would factor in though...

[link to business.time.com]
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So now we have to put a ban on Dicks Sporting Good? All Amerikkkans do is find cop outs and pseudo 'solutions'. Is everybody just gonna fold over and take it in the ass now just not to offend anybody? I find it EXTREMELY offensive that after a shooting took place that now they want to make it harder to us citizens to defend ourselves by removing guns from stores.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12948908


Well, at the moment, it wasn't the government forcing Dick's but the chain doing it voluntarily. However, I don't know why, since it's not like they did anything wrong?? The Daily Mail article I referenced above even stated that Adam Lanza did not purchase a gun from them. Between this and the NRA cowering in fear, this is just going to make those calling for extreme measures all the bolder.
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Exactly. When we remain silent as gun owners on this subject then we imply our 'guilt'.
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Yes! Which is why it shocks me that the NRA is not just being quiet but actively shrinking away from this? Getting rid of their Facebook and Twitter pages? WTF?
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Someone on another thread said the same gun was being sold at WalMart. Let's see if they follow Dick's Sporting Goods lead.
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Someone on another thread said the same gun was being sold at WalMart. Let's see if they follow Dick's Sporting Goods lead.
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I'd like to find out the statistics as to how many guns Walmart, Dick's, etc. sell....like you, I'm wondering if Walmart or others will follow. CRAZY though, since it wasn't any fault of the retailer.
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The 10 Largest Gun Stores in the USA

[link to www.articlesbase.com]


This mentions Walmart as being first, Kmart second...
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Someone on another thread said the same gun was being sold at WalMart. Let's see if they follow Dick's Sporting Goods lead.
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I was on Walmart.com the other day. I couldn't believe the stuff they sell online. Need a thermal scope for your rifle? Need anpvs2 night vision goggles? And people are like " how did he acquire these items"? Walmart.com is how lol. Straight to your front door.
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Someone on another thread said the same gun was being sold at WalMart. Let's see if they follow Dick's Sporting Goods lead.
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I was on Walmart.com the other day. I couldn't believe the stuff they sell online. Need a thermal scope for your rifle? Need anpvs2 night vision goggles? And people are like " how did he acquire these items"? Walmart.com is how lol. Straight to your front door.
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I didn't know they sold that stuff online, interesting...though if they are selling it, I'm sure other places are as well. I guess Walmart really does have everything though.
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WALMART IS DOING THE SAME for their web store!!


Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods Pull Certain Types Of Guns From Shelves In Response To Sandy Hook Tragedy

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Walmart announced Monday that the chain is pulling the Bushmaster Rifle from its web store, a military-style weapon similar to that used by 20-year-old Adam Lanza in the mass shooting that killed 20 children and six staff members Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

[link to losangeles.cbslocal.com]

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Bunch of liberal kowtowers.
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Bunch of liberal kowtowers.
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Unfortunately, this is so...I am wondering if other stores are going to be pulling these weapons now that Walmart did it for their website. I would have to assume that they'll be pulling them off the shelves soon too.
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Bunch of liberal kowtowers.
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this...^^^
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This move by the stores is ridiculous and seriously scary to me that they would do such a thing. All logic out the window.
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If we are lucky the major chain stores pulling thier guns off the shelf will be enough to apease the gun nazi's for now.

I'd gladly sign up for the removal of guns from major national chain stores if it meant keeping the local gun shops alive.
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This move by the stores is ridiculous and seriously scary to me that they would do such a thing. All logic out the window.
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Yes, when you have articles like this, it doesn't help...



Walmart Helped Make Newtown Shooter's Assault Weapon The Most Popular In America

When Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, December 14, inexplicably bent on ending as many lives as possible, he was carrying a Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifle and several high-capacity magazines.

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As far as I knew, I thought Adam Lanza was not able to purchase any guns legally...???
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Here's this article that's trashing Dick's though...

The gun shop where the Newtown shooter tried to buy a rifle three days before embarking on his massacre is having an ammunition sale.

Dick’s Sporting Goods in Danbury, Connecticut is selling rounds as cheap as 5 cents a shot with 50 percent discounts on a range of bullets.

The prices of all ‘Big Game’ rifle ammunition as well as shotgun shells have been slashed.

More at [link to www.dailymail.co.uk]
 Quoting: Laura Bow


Those pics are of Shotgun skeet loads that are out of season basically. Those are for Skeet and Birds.



Big Game rifle my ass.


The fucking hysteria has gone full retard.

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As far as I knew, I thought Adam Lanza was not able to purchase any guns legally...???
 Quoting: Laura Bow


Here's this article that's trashing Dick's though...

The gun shop where the Newtown shooter tried to buy a rifle three days before embarking on his massacre is having an ammunition sale.

Dick’s Sporting Goods in Danbury, Connecticut is selling rounds as cheap as 5 cents a shot with 50 percent discounts on a range of bullets.

The prices of all ‘Big Game’ rifle ammunition as well as shotgun shells have been slashed.

More at [link to www.dailymail.co.uk]
 Quoting: Laura Bow


Those pics are of Shotgun skeet loads that are out of season basically. Those are for Skeet and Birds.



Big Game rifle my ass.


The fucking hysteria has gone full retard.
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Yes, and actually by Walmart and Dick's doing this, it's going to cause a domino reaction I think, and Walmart will probably HAVE to stop selling in their stores since they already pulled off the net. I wonder what's going to happen next...
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Rediculous knee jerk reactions from spinless corporations. I would rather buy from a reputable dedicated gun shop anyway.
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Just called my local WM...AR-15's STILL available??? 1dunno1
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Just called my local WM...AR-15's STILL available??? 1dunno1
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Can you call them back and ask if they know any more? Right now they said it's just for their web store.
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I bet the mini 14's will still be sitting there with their nice wood grain stocks
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