Dick's Sporting Goods Pulls Rifle Sales in White Plains

National retailers pulling weapon sales following CT school shooting.

National retail chain Dick's Sporting Goods has responded to the tragic school shooting in Newtown, CT by pulling its inventory of modern sporting rifles from all its stores, including its White Plains location at 1 Maple Ave. The chain also has locations in Yonkers and West Nyack.

The company released the following statement:

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.

According to other published reports, retailer Wal-Mart (which has a White Plains location) has taken Bushmaster rifles - similar to one used in Friday's shooting incident - from its Internet store. 

Educated opinion December 19, 2012 at 12:43 AM
It's not the answer- thanks dicks for living up to your name. I will never shop there agian. By doing this you are now adding to the problem. Instead of being a leader and finding a solution you have just followed the sheep off the cliff. The guns used were not secured properly and stolen - besides you don't even sell these types of guns!
Gorm December 19, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Educated opinion, you should educate yourself on all the facts before you comment. The killer attempted to buy guns at Dicks in Danbury two days before and was denied because he refused the background check.
Anthony Li April 09, 2013 at 02:48 AM
He didn't even use any rifles, it was all a sham. They knew he didn't use the rifle because it was locked in the trunk of the car, where they found it. Yet they still told the world he used an assault rifle and didn't tell the truth until after the law was changed. Get ur facts straight. He used only handguns.


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