The city has two stores that sell firearms, Dick's Sporting Goods store and Norcross Gun Club and Range. Will tighter gun controls ensure our safety?
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- Judy Putnam
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Sandy Hook shooting deaths have everyone on edge and wondering just how safe they - and their children - really are. The focus naturally turns to guns, and how to keep weapons from the hands of those who would kill the innocent and unarmed. And it has put those who sell guns in the spotlight. Dick's Sporting Goods, which has over 500 stores in 44 states including Peachtree Corners, sells rifles, shotguns and ammunition. Shortly after the Friday shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the company made an announcement that "out of respect for the victims and their families," it would remove all guns from sale and from display at its store nearest to Newtown, Conn. "The company also made the decision to pull sporting rifles from all …
The national chain, with three locations in Gwinnett including one in Peachtree Corners, made the decision after Friday's school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Dick's Sporting Goods, with Gwinnett-area locations in Buford, Peachtree Corners and Loganville, has stopped selling some semi-automatic rifles to show respect for the victims in last week's school shooting in Connecticut, CNN reports. It's not known when the stores will return to selling guns in the category of "modern sporting rifles," CNN says. The shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, which killed 20 children and six adults, has re-ignited a national debate about gun control. Local Patch bloggers have also weighed in, both for and against new regulation. What do you think? Should more stores suspend sales of semi-automatic rifles? Tell us in the comments below.