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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Here are 2 fact sheets on gun control, 1 is from 2004 and the other from 2012. So, you can either go by what you think or look at facts. I choose facts over anything else.
There not printing the links, will try 1 more time to put them in. put http:// in front of the links
This is what they don't want you to know
So why is it after this shooting all its about is GUN BANS, don't hear anything about how we can make schools safer.
But for the gun bans it will not do anything "IF" it happens, I only have two statements if it does.
1) We need to ban vehicles as-well do to all the drunk driver. ( same concept).
2) This will be controversial but o-well, All the people in prison for gun crimes need to be released its not there fault its the guns. That's how i translate all of this.
Another coward bows to the Government. Dick’s and Wal-mart You need to tuck your tail between your legs and crawl off.
How many children has that FOOL killed in Iraq? Afgan. Mexico. GUNS DON"T KILL, PEOPLE KILL, AND DON"T NEED A GUN TO DO IT. Ever see what a car or truck can do to a crowd, hitting 50-60 MPH? Gun powder in a galvanized pipe? Someone with a razor sharp machete? How about a bow with a broad-head arrow, quiet silent. These are just a few of the everyday events in many countries. I have fought in 6 bloody conflicts, and have seen people oppressed by their government. I will not be a slave to the Government, and that is what they want. What if it had been an IDE? Or someone who walked in a class and blew his self up?, Wake up and look at what Obama is trying to do, AND STILL HAS NOT PROVED HE IS A CITIZEN OF THE US. His father was not, nor his mother. If these corps want to coward before the government let em BUT NEVER SURRENDER YOUR GUNS " Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to defeat the British, He shot them!"
I will NEVER shop at Dick's again....................... It is not the guns that are killing people; it is the F-ing morons behind the trigger and the dumb-a$$es in DC making the stupid policies........ Dick's will not see a dollar from me or my family and friends.
Obama didnt get Bin Ladin guns did!The common denominator in all mass murders is a NUTBAG not a gun!
I have not set foot in a Wal-Mart in 8 years, and my visit 8 years ago was to return a gift someone purchased there. I will add Dick's to my list of boycott stores. The good news is I was able to pick up several more of these "assault rifles" yesterday at a local gun shop. Can't wait for you gun grabbing zealots to ban them so I can quadruple my money :)
Oh, by the way, in the 45 minutes I was at the gun shop they sold 14 "assault rifles" These things are moving like hotcakes :)
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