Dick's Sporting Goods suspends some gun sales

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The Dick's Sporting Goods chain says it is suspending sales of certain kinds of semi-automatic rifles nationwide in the wake of the school shooting in Connecticut and "this time of national mourning," CNN reports.

The store was not clear about how long the sales suspension would last.

Dick's has 500 stores in 44 states, including eight in Minnesota. The chain's 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."

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