Gun Retail Stores Make Changes

In the wake of the terrible tragedy in Newtown, Conn., some stores are pulling guns from their shelves.

Dick's Sporting Goods announced they are going to start pulling semi-automatic rifles from its stores nationwide. The store is also removing all of its guns from its store closest to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, out of respect for the victims and their families.

11 News has also learned that a popular online weapon outfitter,, has temporarily suspended all guns sales until further notice.

Meanwhile, some people in Texas have a different idea.

One gun shop is offering free gun licenses to teachers. The owner believes if teachers are armed, they might save more lives during another attack.

In Colorado, more than 4,200 people applied for background checks just this past weekend in order to get a gun permit.