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Dick's Stops Sale of Some Semi-Automatic Guns After Newtown Shooting

Dick's Sporting Goods also stopped selling all firearms at its location near Newtown, according to reports.

Dick's Sporting Goods, the sports equipment chain, announced it removed all guns from its location near Newtown, Conn., and has suspended the sale of certain semi-automatic "modern sporting rifles" from all locations, according to CNN.

Do you think Dick's should stop selling semi-automatic weapons permanently? Tell us in the comments.

According to MarketResearch.com, Dick's owns more than 500 retail locations throughout the country, including one on Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie.

The sporting goods retailer has not announced how long the suspension of the gun sales will last, according to the report.

This also comes after the news that nearly 500 guns were turned in as part of an exchange for grocery gift cards in Baltimore this weekend.

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Ben Better December 19, 2012 at 01:26 PM
We need to purchase our sporting goods from smaller more less fearful stores. Screw you Dicks! You buckling from the fear of our government already?? Wusses
Ben Better December 19, 2012 at 01:28 PM
GBP - shouldn't have to wait 24 hours for approval from you. If you don't like free speech then close it down. Listening to wtop radio is the way to go if we want to know what's going on in real time.
funnyguy December 19, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Dicks has lost a customer for turning their back on firearm enthusiast's
Ben Better December 19, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Naturally when they start losing customers they will do the double talk of saying the weapons were 'Suspended' not totally discontinued. I'm sure they don't do that much gun sales to worry about it. And this last election proved that gun owners don't give a chit anyways. It was shown that 80% of gun owners are unregistered to vote. Well boys and girls, they're coming for your guns and by God this time they'll get'em.

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