In the wake of last week’s Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, Dick’s Sporting Goods has removed all guns from its location nearest Newtown, Connecticut, and is suspending the sale of certain semi-automatic weapons nationwide. The sporting goods chain released a statement extending their “deepest sympathies to those affected by this terrible tragedy.” There was no indication how long the suspension of semi-automatic rifles, listed in the store catalog as “modern sporting rifles,” would last.
Investigators are currently trying to determine whether shooter Adam Lanza had attempted to buy a gun from a Dick’s in the nearby city of Danbury, Connecticut, prior to the shooting. In a separate statement Dick’s said they had confirmed through their own records that no firearms were sold to the shooter.
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