Retailers start to pull some rifles from shelves
Dick's Sporting Goods and Wal-Mart suspend some gun sales after last week's shooting in Connecticut.
Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) has suspended sales of its modern rifles nationwide. It's also taken all of the guns off the shelves at its store near Newtown, Conn., where a 20-year-old gunman opened fire at an elementary school last week, killing 20 children and six educators.
The company said it took those actions out of respect for the victims and their families in this time of national mourning.
The gunman, Adam Lanza, used one of the Bushmaster AR-15 guns in his deadly rampage. A semi-automatic version of the weapon is popular for civilian sporting use, The Dallas Morning News reports. The large retailers selling assault weapons include Dick's, Cabela's (CAB) and Wal-Mart (WMT).
Wal-Mart has stopped showing the Bushmaster Patrolman's Carbine M4A3 rifle on its website as well, according to The Nation. There is no word whether Wal-Mart will stop selling the weapon at its stores, however. But Wal-Mart's site still shows that it's selling other guns at its stores, including the Sig Sauer M400.
Cabela's meanwhile, has stocked up on guns and ammunition heading into the fourth quarter -- largely a bet on surging gun sales after the presidential election. Here's what CEO Thomas Millner said in October, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle:
"At least coming in to the fourth quarter, we’ve taken a pretty aggressive position in inventory commitment to both guns and ammunition. So that’s a starting point. Clearly, if the president’s re-elected, I would expect some surge beyond the current levels, which are really good. And if Gov. Romney is elected ... I still think we’re gonna see gun growth next year. It probably won’t be at the same pace. ... So it’s probably a difference of degrees as we sit here today, but we’re doing a lot of stuff in our stores to make sure we are the easiest, fastest place to shop for your firearms purchases."
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If this is how they feel, then I will do business elsewhere.
Nancy Lanza bought guns for safety. She got four shots in the head with her own weapon.
Maybe people will still murder with knives but it will diffentely be harder without a Bushmaster with a thirty round clip.
HOW ****EN DUMB ARE THE BLEEDING HEARTS, THIS ALWAYS COMES UP AFTER A SHOOTING, ****S NEED TO BE DEALT BEFORE ITS TOO LATE, HIS MOM WAS ASLEEP WITH HER SON AND HE KILLED HER FIRST, STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES, WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE AND USE YOUR BRAIN AND COMMON SENSE.
KEEP AN EYE AROUND YOUR SURROUNDINGS....EVIL IS EVERY WHERE, BET ON IT, THE WORLD IS F--KED UP, BET ON IT, NUT CASES EVERYWHERE...
Again people are blaming the gun for killing people, Remember the gun only works if a human is pulling the trigger, so leave my guns alone, If you remove guns from the people who own them legally the people who own the guns that are not legally registered are going to take advantage of the situation, because no one will be able defend them self’s, and further more if someone is sick in the head and is looking to murder as many people have pointed out they don’t need a gun, the terrorist that that caused 911 did not use guns, Answer this how many people died last year from drunk drivers or people talking on their cell phone or text messaging we haven’t taken away alcohol or cell phones yet.
This process is nothing more than punishment to the nation for the actions of a few!!!!!!
Armed all the teaches and principals and it will not happen again.
Shall a gunman come in and shot some one he or she will find an overwhelming response from the school staff.
It does not take any brains to do this.
Only an idiot will try this again as he or she can expect an overwhelming response by the staff.
The president is wrong on his actions...
We need to remove incompetent politicians who want to make themselves caring and good by taking advantage of this tragedy....
OH & on the Dick's pulling guns, way to go Jack **** like stores that carry guns are bad or something, all I can say is don't be Dick!!!!!!!!!!!
HEY, READ MY LIPS, ****S KILL PEOPLE, GUNS DONT,
SOME **** PULLS THE TRIGGER, THE BLEEDING HEARTS IN WASHINGTON ALWAYS PULL THIS CRAP, OUT LAW GUNS, I SAY SCREW THE ****S IN WASHINGTON, THEY HAVE F--KED UP THE U.S.A. ENOUGH, HEY YOU WASHINGTON ELITE KNOW IT ALL ASSES GET A REAL JOB .
Cool two more stores I will not shop at now, although Wal-mart was already on that list.
Them pulling guns will do nothing to help with the issue. But then again, my bet is whatever Uncle Joe B comes up with will do nothing to help with the issue. But hey "WE Did soemthing"
Our Government gives 2,000 "major" guns to known criminals. But that was for a good cause , killing everday citizens and border patrol agents.
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