National sporting goods chain Dick’s has removed all guns from display in their store closest to Newtown, CT and suspended the sale of modern sporting rifles in all stores -- including the Jefferson Davis Highway and Spotsylvania Mall locations in Fredericksburg.
The move comes on the heels of Friday’s shooting in Connecticut that left 26 people dead, including 20 children.
In a statement released Tuesday, the sporting good chain said the move was, “Out of respect for the victims and their families, during this time of national mourning.”
On Friday, Adam Lanza shot his mother four times while she slept before going to Sandy Hook Elementary School and killing students and teachers there. Connecticut State Police have not released a motive for the shootings.