Dick’s Sporting Goods to Pull Guns

    March 23, 2012 - Albuquerque, NM, U.S. - 032312.Dick's Sporting Goods, at 3550 N.M. 528, is having its grand opening in Albuquerque, N.M., March 23, 2012. (Credit Image: © Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal/ZUMAPRESS.com)

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    Dick's Sporting Goods announced on Tuesday that it would be pulling its stock of "modern sporting rifles" from its shelves in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting tragedy. Company officials released a statement saying they were "extremely saddened by the unspeakable tragedy" in Newtown and would be suspending sales of all guns in their closest store in Danbury. The company, the first to take such measures, hasn't specified which rifles it will be pulling from its 511 stores across the country. Walmart has stopped selling the Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifle, which was one of the weapons found on shooter Adam Lanza.

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