Dick's Sporting Goods Suspends Sales of modern Sporting Rifles(i.e. AR-15's)

the Streif

Guess I won't be shopping there anymore.

Sporting goods chain suspends sale of certain semi-automatic after shooting

By Susan Candiotti, CNN
updated 5:33 AM EST, Tue December 18, 2012
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  • It is unclear how long the suspension will last
  • Firearms were not sold to Adam Lanza, the store says
(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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It's also not known whether this is the first time the store has taken such a step after a shooting that made national headlines.
A search of Dick's Sporting Goods website early Tuesday morning showed a blank page for "modern sporting rifles."
The move comes after reports that investigators were trying to determine whether the gunman in the Newtown shooting, Adam Lanza, tried to buy a gun from a Dick's Sporting Goods store in the city of Danbury, about 12 miles away.
"At this time, reports that the suspect visited one of our stores last week have not been confirmed by law enforcement," the sporting goods store said in a statement. "Based on our records, we can confirm that no firearms were sold to the suspect identified in this case."


as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
what a crock of shit, i also just saw this on the news, what a shame, i used to like dick's i even bought a gun there a few years ago, but fuck them now, i wont buy shit from them anymore, i used to buy a lot of stuff there, a lot of fishing shit, fancy Columbia clothes, guns, ammo, my gun safe, shoes. fuck em, they wont get my business anymore.
The headline should have read "In a political move that in reality makes no difference what so ever, Dick's Sporting Goods..."

the Streif

That's a bad sign.. This is worse.

Investment firms only care about money, if they are dumping gunmaker stock it only means they think it will go down in value.

There was just a thing about that on CNN this morning and I think they are dumping the stock more because there is a teachers union that has stock in Cerberus and it would be an ugly link if teachers were making money off of Freedom Group which owns Bushmaster. They didn't dump because they thought Bushmaster is going down in value.


as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
i dont think any gun manufactures are going to go down any time soon, if this horse shit is going to go even slightly like the last bullshit AWB then guns are just going to skyrocket in price, the AWB really did NOTHING other than raise prices. the public is booo hoooing today, the lefty gun grabbers are on there soap boxes yet for some odd reason gun sales are through the roof, CCW licenses are at an all time high, and violent crime is at an all time low, i really wish some one would point this out to all of these fucking head in the sand gun grabbers


Lying causes cat piss smell.
That sucks, I was going to go to Dicks and buy a 10/22 for a Christmas present. Oh well, no reason to ever go there again.

Off to Cabela's and hope they have one in stock.


Wackbag's Best Conservative
I saw a Bushmaster I liked at one of the local ranges. Maybe I ought to pick it up now.


Liberal Psycopath
Purely symbolic move for Dick's since guns are on a 6 month backorder anyway. Once supplies recover, they will be readily available again.
The Irony is if he did try to buy a gun at Dick's and was turned away...that means that Dick's is EXACTLY who we want selling guns...a responsible retailer that forced that nut job to seek a gun elsewhere because he didn't want to go through the legal process of obtaining a gun...
I'll stick with either KTP or that guy in NH... KTP is easier as it is in state and I don't have to prove residency.


How well did Kmart fair with their outspoken spokesperson libtard anti-gun rant?

Gorilla Pimp

Popped a molly i'm sweatin, WOO
Who the fuck buys their guns from Dick's Sporting Goods in the first place? Let them make some political stand, and the working class white people who support guns will stop going to them and spending money on their kids sports equipment and take their business elsewhere.


it's a man, baby!!!
Dicks has some pretty good prices on hunting rifles

but not now
An announcement from Windham Arms (where Bushmaster used to be made)...

Our Thoughts on the Newtown, CT Tragedy

"All of Windham Weaponry's owners and employees are sickened and shocked by the senseless tragedy at Newtown, Connecticut. Many of us have small children and find it impossible to make sense of such a horrific act by a very sick individual. Our hearts are also broken for the victims and their grieving families. We sincerely hope that our country can come together to find solutions to the very complex issues of preventing these very disturbed and unstable people from ever getting to the point where they act out in this way.”


Registered User
What a bunch of faggots

Oh well big chains are never the best places to buy guns

Hate & Discontent

Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?
Favorite gun store in my home town did over $40,000 in sales yesterday. Almost every store there is all but sold out of AR-15s and magazines. Cheaper Than Dirt has pulled all online firearms sales, and is now selling PMAGs (common AR-15 magazine) for the whopping low price of $60 each - they were less than $12 a few days ago. 5.56 ammunition prices have double on their website, as well. Price-gouging fucks.

the Streif

CTD is now sold out of PMAG's as far as I can tell. This is getting to be beyond ridiculous. I am glad I got my 10 pack of Magpul EMAG's ordered last week before this happened. That will give me 20 EMAG's plus the several HK mags that I have.

Hate & Discontent

Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?
CTD is now sold out of PMAG's as far as I can tell. This is getting to be beyond ridiculous. I am glad I got my 10 pack of Magpul EMAG's ordered last week before this happened. That will give me 20 EMAG's plus the several HK mags that I have.
They had one PMAG SKU left as of 10 minutes ago, but they dropped the price to $30 after massive protests on their facebook page.

Also, NRA just announced a press conference for this Friday in Washington, DC. No time given yet.

They better not be caving in.