GUN DEBATE: NRA, Elected Officials, And Stores Respond

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The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut have re-ignited a national debate over gun laws.

Tuesday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder vetoed a bill that would have allowed residents to carry concealed weapons in schools, churches, day cares and stadiums. Snyder says the bill didn’t allow those institutions to put their own bans in place.

California Senator Diane Feinstein has already said she will introduce a bill to ban the sale of assault rifles.

Dick’s Sporting Goods store announced they will be suspending the sale of all sporting rifles, also called assault rifles. The company hasn’t said how long the suspension will last.

Dick’s has two Iowa locations in Cedar Rapids and Waterloo.

Sale of the weapons was previously banned in the U.S. from 1994 to 2004.
The National Rifle Association issued its first statement in the wake of the shootings.

“Out of respect for the families, and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting.

The NRA is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.”