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OT: Dick's Sporting Goods suspends sales of certain rifles.


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Initial post: Dec 18, 2012 12:46:33 PM PST
Beau says:
The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH - A sporting goods chain says it's suspending sales of modern rifles nationwide because of the school shooting in Connecticut.

Dick's Sporting Goods also says it's removing all guns from display at its store closest to Newtown, where the massacre took place.
Authorities say a gunman killed 26 people, mostly children, with a military-style rifle at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday after killing his mother. He then killed himself.

A statement posted on Dick's website expresses sympathy for the victims' families. It says sales of modern sporting rifles will be suspended during "this time of national mourning."

Dick's declined to answer Associated Press questions about how long the suspension would last or which weapons were being pulled.
Pittsburgh-based Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. has more than 500 stores in 44 states.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 12:48:21 PM PST
....And so it begins.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 12:50:37 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 12:51:15 PM PST
Ice King says:
Who does this help?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 12:51:17 PM PST
Beau says:
Indeed. I've shopped at Dick's before, but not for my guns (I go to Bass Pro for that). But now, since they want to punish law abiding citizens for the actions of one whack job then I think I'm going to take my business to Academy.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 12:52:07 PM PST
Beau says:
It gives the warm fuzzies to the media and the anti-gun crowd. This was an appeasement, nothing more.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 12:58:13 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 12:58:59 PM PST
It may be a cheap marketing ploy to attract some of the anti-gun crowd. If it is then it's a very underhanded tactic indeed.

No real way to tell though.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 12:59:40 PM PST
Beau says:
That's true, there's no definitive way to tell, but this reeks of "cheap marketing ploy."

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:00:24 PM PST
Ice King says:
I doubt it was a ploy to get more sales.
If anything it's going to cost them sales because fans of guns tend to be pretty vocal people and are not going to forget about this.
I bet it was just a lame, misguided attempt to look sensitive. Sort of like how Fox chose to not air Family Guy or American Dad out of "respect" for the victims.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 1:02:30 PM PST
KrisCo says:
My beautiful post :(

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 1:03:22 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 18, 2012 1:03:51 PM PST
I know!!! I prefer to call it Richards!!!...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:05:09 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 1:05:33 PM PST
Ice King says:
Heh heh, you said Richard.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:06:42 PM PST
Joel H. says:
In related news, a girl at my work has quit bagels for a month and is on the fast track to weight loss!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:07:46 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:08:00 PM PST
Beau says:
No. In today's society everyone and everything, except the person responsible, is blamed and subsequently punished.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:08:05 PM PST
Poppy seed???

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:08:28 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 1:11:29 PM PST
Yyyyeeeeaaaahhhh...That IS pretty funny cuz i actually had 2 guys that lived together in my old hood who's names were both Dick...Out 0 respect we called them "the two Richards"!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:10:51 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:12:48 PM PST
Where are your õ¿õ¬ son...I said Poppy seed...as in bagels!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:17:41 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:18:59 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 1:19:41 PM PST
It is for me!!!...winks*...Yum..I love bagels..all toasted with natural grape spread!!!

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 1:21:51 PM PST
AndrewA says:
It's always awkward when I tell people I like Dick's.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:22:55 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 18, 2012 1:24:17 PM PST
Chris94 says:
Lol you said dicks.
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