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Dick's Sporting Goods pulling some semi-automatic guns

11:51 AM, Dec 18, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Dick's Sporting Goods is pulling certain kinds of semi-automatic rifles off its shelves nationwide.

In a statement to CNN, the retailer said it's also removing all guns from its store nearest to Newtown, Connecticut.

Dick's says the change comes out of respect for the victims and families of last week's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary.

Twenty children and six adults died at the hands of a gunman carrying an assault rifle and handguns.

It's unclear how long the store will keep the suspension in place.

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