Dick’s Sporting Goods Suspends Sales of ‘Modern Sporting Rifles’
December 18, 2012 - 9:46 am
For the foreseeable future, you can’t find “modern sporting rifles” on the Dick’s Sporting Goods website. The sporting goods chain has indefinitely suspended sales of firearms like the .223 Bushmaster on its web site and in its stores. It has also stopped showing and selling guns entirely at its store nearest Newtown, CT. The store also issued a statement.
“We are extremely saddened by the unspeakable tragedy that occurred last week in Newtown, CT, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families, and to the entire community.
Out of respect for the victims and their families, during this time of national mourning we have removed all guns from sale and from display in our store nearest to Newtown and suspended the sale of modern sporting rifles in all of our stores chainwide.
We continue to extend our deepest sympathies to those affected by this terrible tragedy.”
Other firearms and ammunition remain available at the store’s website and its other outlets.