Walmart Joins Dick's Sporting Goods In Raising Age To Buy Guns

Marcus Newton
March 3, 2018

Walls that once displayed dozens of guns at the Field & Stream store in Mobile had been partially cleared Wednesday as the company's national ban on assault-style rifles came into effect.

Lawyers for the gun shop that sold him the weapon said their understanding is the suspect answered the form appropriately. "Going forward, we are raising the age restriction for purchase of firearms and ammunition to 21 years of age", it said in a statement.

"First, I don't know what they mean when they say 'assault-style rifle, '" said Olson.

Walmart doesn't sell handguns, except in Alaska, where the retailer said "we feel we should continue to offer them to our customers", nor does it sell bump stocks, high-capacity magazines or similar accessories.

Seventeen people were shot dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day, prompting calls for survivors for stricter gun controls in the US. "Gun owners are exhausted of being treated like second-class citizens". The outlets also pointed out that it is unclear what percentage of gun sales are the AR-15 rifle, which information was not released by Dick's Sporting Goods. "When we looked at that, we said the systems that are in place across the board just aren't effective enough to keep us from selling a gun like that".

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Jack Sawyer's purchase of a 12-gauge shotgun at a Dick's Sporting Goods store in Rutland Town is among the evidence of what prosecutors argue was an attempt to carry out an attack.

An employee at the Taylor Dick's Sporting Goods - the only one Downriver - said customers won't see a change in the types of guns sold locally as Dick's locations stopped selling semi-automatic weapons after a 2012 school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. While I support this decision, it is easy to interpret this action as age discrimination because a 20-year old has a legal right to purchase a firearm in this country.

"Every business and every owner of firearms, they should consider themselves a steward of the sport and the Second Amendment and conduct themselves accordingly", Ross said. Way overpriced. We need to focus on these background checks and getting a mental health one included.

While the financial impact this decision might have on the retailer is unknown, Stack said he and the company "expected there would be mixed response - including fallout", but he said they "don't want to be part of a mass shooting". In a White House meeting, Trump told a bipartisan group of lawmakers, "This is not a popular thing to say in terms of the NRA, but I'm going to have to say it. ..." "We love these kids and their rallying cry, 'enough is enough.' It got to us". But that would only solve one facet of the problem.

Walmart similarly increased its minimum age to 21 for all gun sales following the Parkland shootings.

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