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Johnny Morris holds 'constructive' talk with Sandy Hook families

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Bass Pro Shops leader Johnny Morris reportedly spoke privately with representatives for the families of victims in the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting.

Nine families who lost a child or spouse during the 2012 shooting sent a letter to Bass Pro asking Morris to reconsider the company's sale of assault-style rifles. Bass Pro has been called upon recently to stop selling the rifles as others, such as Dick's Sporting Goods, have led the charge for change.

“We had an honest and constructive introductory discussion,” said Josh Koskoff and Katie Mesner-Hage, lawyers for the relatives, in a statement. “Given the delicate nature of the issue at hand and out of respect for both the families and Mr. Morris, we won’t comment further but look forward to continuing the discussion in the near future.”

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When will Mr. Morris as Bass Pro Shops speak publicly on the issue? He has a powerfully influential voice. His opinion has weight. He should tell consumers where he abd therefore his company stand.

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