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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Don't take away guns. Just assult class guns like AR15s. There's no reason these need to be sold for public use.
Take away the guns!!!! Clear and simple, hunters should have a right to continue to the right to hunt, and Americans should have the right for a handgun to protect themselves, but Assault Weapons are not needed by anyone, the 2nd Amendment does not give you the right to have 5 guns and so much ammunition, the Amendment was written in a different time for the purpose of a well regulated Militia. We do not have a Militia the last time I checked. We have a huge Defense Department that is in no danger of losing its weaponry.
Ignorant Americans wake up!!!
Project Veritas has 'verified' Mr Lanza (the accused)
WAS 1.5 hrs away from the school when the murders began.
Mr Lanza is alive!!!
Fact is: there was more than one shooter (TWO shooters) and they put more than one bullet in each
victim they shot...to ASSURE there were NO WITNESSES!!!
Check it out yourselves...it is truth!!!
Folks.... I think what we really need here....legally....is....Conduct Control....Not Gun Control.
Well.... unless your one on those jack wagon liberals who think guns kill people. :)
The educated class....knows the reality....People Kill People.
obama, I'll give up my guns when your security detail gives up their guns.
How about free stickers and signs for everyone against guns to put on their house cars and self,
"NO GUN HERE"
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