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Dick's Sporting Goods, Walmart Take Certain Guns Off Shelves After Shooting

dicks_optBY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Just four days after the tragedy at Newtown, changes appear to be underway at retailers where guns are available.

According to CBS Los Angeles, Walmart has announced they will no longer be selling the Bushmaster Rifle online, a military-style weapon similar to that used in the killings at Newtown. On Tuesday, officials from Dick’s Sporting Goods said the company would be suspending sales of certain semi-automatic rifles nationwide.

Cranberry, PA Patch reported that Dick’s had removed all of the guns from its store closest to Newtown, out of respect for the victims and their families.

CNN reported that authorities were investigating whether the shooter had attempted to buy a gun from a Dick’s Sporting Goods store that was about 12 miles away. The store’s statement said, "Based on our records, we can confirm that no firearms were sold to the suspect identified in this case."

According to The Inquisitr, Dick’s Sporting Goods reportedly has 511 stores in 44 states. Their weapons are said to be only available at store locations, and they will accept special orders for guns and accessories not found in the store.

The chain did not announce at date for the end of the gun sale suspension.

Elsewhere, CBS Los Angeles reported that California State Senator Leland Yee is looking to introduce legislation that would close “a loophole” in the state’s ban on assault weapons and is looking into vast changes in California’s gun laws. A number of other legislators in California like U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein were also looking into gun control laws.

 

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