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Dick’s Sporting Goods Suspends Sales Of Semi-Automatic Rifles
FOX 17 ^ | December 18, 2012 | Robb Westaby

Posted on 12/18/2012 4:56:56 AM PST by John W

NEWTOWN, Conn. (CNN) – Dick’s Sporting Goods, one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the world, says it has removed all guns from its store nearest to Newtown, Connecticut, and is suspending the sale of certain kinds of semi-automatic rifles from its chains nationwide.

The move was made out of respect for the victims and families of last week’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting “during this time of national mourning,” the store said in a statement Tuesday morning.

“We continue to extend our deepest sympathies to those affected by this terrible tragedy,” the statement said.

It was unclear how long the store will keep the suspension in place for the guns, known as ‘modern sporting rifles.’

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
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1 posted on 12/18/2012 4:57:05 AM PST by John W
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To: John W

The Dick’s sporting goods store in my area sucks-——I shopped there once—will never go there again.


2 posted on 12/18/2012 5:00:21 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: John W

And it is unclear how long I will suspend my buying from Dick’s.


3 posted on 12/18/2012 5:00:21 AM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: John W

I never buy anything from them anyways so I don’t care what those yuppies do.


4 posted on 12/18/2012 5:00:36 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: John W

I will never set foot in another Dick’s ‘Sporting Goods’ store from this point on.


5 posted on 12/18/2012 5:00:57 AM PST by panaxanax
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To: John W

I’m cutting up my Dick’s reward card as soon as I’m finished this post and will never shop there again.


6 posted on 12/18/2012 5:02:19 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: John W

How are they getting rid of them? If throwing away, I’d like to know where. If simply selling at their price to another gun dealer, they are simply still on the market. If having a fire sale, I’d like to add another two or three to my collection of AR’s! Anyway, I’ve spent a lot of money at Dick’s. No more!


7 posted on 12/18/2012 5:03:55 AM PST by TexasRedeye
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To: John W

Massive stupidity.


8 posted on 12/18/2012 5:05:04 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: John W

I wonder if a similar move by violent video game makers, violent Hollywood movies & violent jihad by muslims?


9 posted on 12/18/2012 5:05:30 AM PST by existentially_kuffer
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To: John W

How about 9mm hand guns, the actual guns used in the murders, while the “assault rifle” was safely in the trunk of the murderers car?

Has Dick’s quit selling them too?


10 posted on 12/18/2012 5:05:59 AM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: John W
Interesting that Dicks stops selling rifles when none were used at the school shooting. What an obvious political correct move. Of course hand guns are not a big seller in Conn. Probably too hard to qualify for one with all the paperwork.
11 posted on 12/18/2012 5:06:55 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: John W

Sandy Hook was a false flag. It should be obvious to anyone by now.


12 posted on 12/18/2012 5:07:14 AM PST by ILS21R (Everything is a conspiracy. No? You're living in one.)
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To: exit82

Now you know how dick’s got its name.


13 posted on 12/18/2012 5:08:25 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: John W
The move was made out of respect for the victims and families of last week’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting to exploit the tragedy and shamelessly feast on some piggyback PR.
14 posted on 12/18/2012 5:09:24 AM PST by relictele
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To: John W

They just banned the scary looking ones.


15 posted on 12/18/2012 5:09:41 AM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a masscre at a gun show.)
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To: John W

“I wanna be part of the story tooooooooooooooo!!!”


16 posted on 12/18/2012 5:09:42 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Graybeard58

Was the rifle really in the car? Did the shooter take three guns or four from his home? Facts are elusive things when our only source of information is a corrupt and incompetent media.


17 posted on 12/18/2012 5:10:08 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: John W

This reminds me of the “Shut up and sing” meme with entertainers.

What they are doing is ticking off over half of their potential clientele. Then the second thing to think about is “WHO” really does shop there. Is it yuppies who stay home or is it people who actively enjoy the great outdoors?

Only they know for sure, but if they keep this up then they are seriously looking going bankrupt in the fairly near future.


18 posted on 12/18/2012 5:11:00 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: mosaicwolf
Interesting that Dicks stops selling rifles when none were used at the school shooting

Yep. 7/11 should stop selling bananas and oranges. It will have the same effect.

19 posted on 12/18/2012 5:11:06 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: MestaMachine

I buy all my stuff from two local shops. Can’t stand the corporate stores. Plus I don’t have any guns since I lost them all in the boating accident a few years ago.


20 posted on 12/18/2012 5:12:16 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: John W

The left is trying to employ the same tactic used to pass Obamacare. They are rolling up businesses, retirement funds, holding companies and politicians to build up an avalanche of pressure to rush something through before it can be well thought out. The NRA, GOA and constitutional politicians need to get out front now, but there is mostly silence. The battlefield is being controlled by the anti-freedom forces and Obama is moving to further his grip on tyrannical rule. Where are the calls for the end of gun free victim zones, the calls for the firearms training and certification of teachers and other staff? Where are those with courage to fight the emotional manipulation of the masses?


21 posted on 12/18/2012 5:12:48 AM PST by Truth29
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To: csmusaret

Cutting my card up. Just bought a rifle from there a month ago. I will never set foot in the store again. They can shove the $10 store credit I have there up their ass.


22 posted on 12/18/2012 5:12:55 AM PST by Michigan Bowhunter (Fix Bayonetts!!!!!!! Time to fight!!!!!)
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To: basil

It used to be Galyans in Indiana, but Dick’s bought them. Immediately, the brand selection dropped by 50% and room was made for JUNK. Galyans sold handguns, ARs and a good selection of ammo. Not even close, anymore.


23 posted on 12/18/2012 5:13:15 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: Graybeard58

I believe your info is old.

It is said that all of his victims were shot with a .223, until he shot himself with a glock, one of the two handguns he also had with him. There were also additional rifles found in the trunk of his car.


24 posted on 12/18/2012 5:14:46 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Graybeard58


The two pistols were found inside the school and
a .223-caliber Bushmaster rifle was found in the back of his mother's car in the parking lot.

LINK


25 posted on 12/18/2012 5:15:53 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Semi-automatic rifles weren't used, so lets ban semi-automatic rifles to stop the madness. /s)
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To: mosaicwolf

Please see my post #24.


26 posted on 12/18/2012 5:16:22 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Michigan Bowhunter
I wonder; when did the word semi-automatic become synonomous with evil?
27 posted on 12/18/2012 5:16:56 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: shelterguy

What’s a ‘gun’? No speakee hoplo.


28 posted on 12/18/2012 5:18:00 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: John W

It may be “sensitive” on their part, but stupid from a business perspective.

The types of persons that would “ban” classes of firearms wouldn’t be shopping there anyway. The group that would, will stop shopping there....as posts here indicate.

Political correctness will destroy this chain...a very bad move.


29 posted on 12/18/2012 5:19:16 AM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: John W

Remember when Smith & Wesson knelt down before the “Bent One”?

Their sales plummeted. Count on the same occurring at Dicks.

PS Places like Dick’s depend on clothing sales for a significant part of their income flow, so they are not really committed gun salesmen.

Boycott the Bachelor’s Children.

Do it for the children - the children of Patriots, not Libtards.


30 posted on 12/18/2012 5:21:52 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: DoughtyOne

I keep hearing conflicting stories. The Bushmaster was in the car....the bushmaster was in his hand when he died.


31 posted on 12/18/2012 5:22:37 AM PST by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: John W

It’s a shitty company anyway - sporting goods for people who don’t know sporting goods.


32 posted on 12/18/2012 5:22:49 AM PST by Jim Noble
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To: Sola Veritas

Well, so much for me EVER shopping there again. People who cannot reason, or who respond in an illogical knee jerk fashion have no business benefitting from my loyalty to them.

Always found DICKS rather overpriced anyway.

Bye bye. There are a LOT of great mom and pop internet type stores that sell everything I could ever hope to find at Dicks and more.


33 posted on 12/18/2012 5:24:21 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: John W

They are trying to avoid the lawsuits that are coming.

Expect a lot of other companies to follow. I wonder if Bushmaster will be around by this time next month.


34 posted on 12/18/2012 5:24:30 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: John W

Wonder if Bass Pro, Academy Sports, and Wally World will follow suit?


35 posted on 12/18/2012 5:25:29 AM PST by donozark (I was planning to spend Christmas in Damascus, until I read Isiah 17:1...)
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To: ilgipper

Actually, all stores selling food should close. The shooter had been eating food at some point. If he hadnt been, this wouldnt have happened


36 posted on 12/18/2012 5:25:49 AM PST by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: Durus
I’m cutting up my Dick

Self mutilation will not help...

37 posted on 12/18/2012 5:25:49 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: John W

As soon as their gun sales dip, they’ll be right back on the shelves. They can only whore themselves to the left for so long when it’s the right that has all the money.


38 posted on 12/18/2012 5:29:20 AM PST by JenB987 (I'm still an American and 'til they take that away from me there's no day ruined. - El Rushbo)
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To: Drawsing

Check out Carriage_Hill’s linked video here.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2969802/posts?page=29#29

Then check out my response (LINK included), where the medical examiner says all wounds were caused by the AR-15.

You can see the police taking the weapon out of a trunk.


39 posted on 12/18/2012 5:31:16 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Semi-automatic rifles weren't used, so lets ban semi-automatic rifles to stop the madness. /s)
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To: DoughtyOne

“5 bullets a second”

Mine must be malfunctioning.


40 posted on 12/18/2012 5:31:57 AM PST by panaxanax
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To: John W

I was planning on buying a $300 single shot pellet rifle from Dicks this week, but now I’ll just drive the extra 2 miles to Gander Mountain.


41 posted on 12/18/2012 5:33:03 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.)
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To: John W
More business for Cabelas in East Hartford,
Hoffman's in Newington,
Newtington Gun Exchange in Newington,
K-5 Arms Exchange in Milford,

etc, etc, etc.

42 posted on 12/18/2012 5:34:45 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: John W
That's quite OK “Dick” I would rather give my business to my local gun store anyway, he has a nice selection of so-called “assault weapons” and will be more than happy to serve the customers you won't.
43 posted on 12/18/2012 5:35:02 AM PST by apillar
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To: John W

Interesting how I was just this minute looking at the Dicks Holiday (Christmas) Catolog and in the back are assault rifles. I’ll be tearing thins up.


44 posted on 12/18/2012 5:35:33 AM PST by albie
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To: panaxanax

What do you mean? It’s a machine gun. Everybody knows machine guns can fire up to a gazillion rounds per second. /s


45 posted on 12/18/2012 5:36:00 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Semi-automatic rifles weren't used, so lets ban semi-automatic rifles to stop the madness. /s)
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To: John W

Dick’s purhchased Galyan’s in 2004 which was a shame. Galyan’s had a large store in Overland Park which had a huge selection of firearms, hunting gear and ammo. Dick’s wiped most of that out and replaced it with endless yuppie, fashion chic sporting wear.

Dick’s has always been a joke in their firearms and hunting areas so it’s no great loss. Having said that, I will not support this politically correct joke of a sporting goods store.


46 posted on 12/18/2012 5:36:00 AM PST by bereanway
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To: DoughtyOne

So he had a 223 rifle in the school and a shotgun in the trunk.


47 posted on 12/18/2012 5:36:24 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: DoughtyOne

5 rnds/sec for those two handguns, that’s impressive...I guess you do that when you flip the selector switch to Auto and hold down on the trigger.


48 posted on 12/18/2012 5:36:47 AM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: John W

Look, Dick’s is a sporting good store that you can tell really hates having a gun department in the first place. They don’t have handguns, and hardly try to sell the long rifles they have. The only good deal I have ever seen there is for small camping tents.


49 posted on 12/18/2012 5:37:58 AM PST by Lockbar (Quality factory loaded ammunition ---- The New Gold)
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HEY DICK’S......IT’S NOT YOUR WEAPONS THAT’S THE PROBLEM, IT’S THE NUTS WHO USE THEM!!!!!

If you’re willing to lose business, it’s your funeral.

A crazy guy intent on killing will get any kind of weapon from any one of thousands of places to carry out his insanity. No law will stop it.


50 posted on 12/18/2012 5:42:16 AM PST by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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