In the wake of the tragic Sandy Hook child massacre, many major chain stores have stop selling rifles.
One of the biggest sporting goods chains in the nation is Dick's Sporting Goods.
Dick's has taken a progressive step forward and taken all guns off the racks at its store closest to Newton.
The company released a statement that said:
"We are extremely saddened by the unspeakable tragedy that occurred last week in Newtown. 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."
It's sad that it took over a dozen children being massacred to bring about some real change but at least this is a step in the right direction.
Though they've only "suspended" selling rifles, we hope they decide to not bring them back.
For the sake of everyone in this nation.
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