“Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, announced it will not be pulling the type of weapon used in the Newtown school massacre off its shelves,” WSBTV reports, “while another major retailer announced it would. Walmart confirmed Tuesday that it does sell the Bushmaster Sporting Rifle at its stores and plans to continue to do so. ‘We have made no changes to the assortment of guns we sell in our stores,’ Walmart spokesperson Kory Lundberg said in a written statement.” Meanwhile, Dick’s Sporting Goods has made its ban on assault rifle sales official in the Press Room portion of their website . . .
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.