Dick’s Sporting Goods halts sales of “modern sports rifles” after Connecticut shooting

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.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • Noodak

    And thus it will open the door to a small business to make those sales.

  • Mark

    I will never go in to a dicks again

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      I’ve never shopped there, but now I won’t be starting.

    • Game

      It is a private business, and if hey choose not to offer a product, that is fine. They have no obligation to sell a product they don’t want to sell.