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State lawmakers ask Kittery Trading Post to stop selling assault-style rifles

Three state lawmakers are asking a local store to stop selling assault-style rifles. (WGME)

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Three state lawmakers are asking a local store to stop selling assault-style rifles.

The request follows announcements by national retailers that they're pulling certain guns from their store shelves.

In the letter from those lawmakers, all democrats, they're asking Kittery Trading Post to restrict gun sales and also discontinue sales of what they call assault-style rifles.

Deane Rykerson, Lydia Blume, and Patty Hymanson represent York and Kittery.

They praise the high-quality products and friendly employees at Kittery Trading Post, but want the store to "take meaningful action" against gun violence.

They cite the recent school shooting in Florida as one reason for their request.

They also mention the move from Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart to stop selling certain guns and restrict sale to those 21 years of age and older.

They'd like Kittery Trading Post to adopt similar policies.

CBS 13 reached out to Kittery Trading Post, but haven't heard back.

The lawmakers are asking the store to break their silence and respond.

They say if they don't, boycotts and pickets are planned.

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