April 23, 2018

Walmart bans gun sales in their stores for those under 21

03 March 2018, 05:04 | Marta Robbins

Media Statements – DICK'S Sporting Goods

Dick's Sporting Goods announced Wednesday it will immediately stop selling assault-style rifles as well as require all gun buyers to be at least 21. Walmart also raised its minimum age to 21

Visser says Silver Bullet has seen a small increase in the sales of AR-15's after tragedies like that in Parkland and also expects those who would purchase firearms at places like Dick's and Walmart to now flock to small businesses like Silver Bullet. Dick's Sporting Goods beat Walmart to the punch, announcing a slew of new company guidelines as the Parkland students stepped into their first classes since the massacre. "But thoughts and prayers are not enough", Dick's wrote in a letter to customers. That decision by Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart on Wednesday comes following the shooting deaths at a Florida school.

In addition to a ban on assault-style weapons, Stack said high-capacity magazines would also be banned and that guns would not be sold to anyone under 21 years of age, regardless of state laws.

In addition to age screen, all gun buyers who purchase from a federally licensed dealer are subject to Federal Bureau of Investigation background checks, which have faced criticism for overlooking thousands of unqualified buyers each year.

We will no longer sell high capacity magazines. "I believe in the second amendment, but the big problem we have right now is with this ineffective government in Washington".

"If the kids in Parkland are being courageous enough to stand up and do this, we can be fearless enough to stand up with them", Stark said.

After the Parkland shooting, Dick's Sporting Goods reviewed its gun sale records and discovered that in November of a year ago, the company sold Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz a shotgun.

Two 20-year-old Dick's Sporting Goods employees claim they're quitting their jobs over the retailer's new gun policies.

On Wednesday, Stack said that would end, and he called on lawmakers to act now.

Close the private sale and gun show loophole that waives the necessity of background checks.

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Gun-control advocacy groups said voters and corporations are taking the lead on US gun policy, and lawmakers need to catch up.

We have heard you.

Stack said the newest ban would be permanent.

Dick's Sporting Goods announced Wednesday that it is changing the way it sells firearms, the latest nationwide company to make some kind of policy change in response to the mass shooting that occurred in a Florida high school on February 14. It didn't mention ammunition.

"We also are removing items from our website resembling assault-style rifles, including nonlethal airsoft guns and toys", Walmart's statement read. The teenage gunman used an AR-15 rifle.

"We take seriously our obligation to be a responsible seller of firearms", Walmart said in a statement The company, which operates 4,600 USA stores, had stopped selling the AR-15 and other rifles in 2015 and doesn't sell handguns except in Alaska.

Delta, United Airlines, Hertz, and MetLife are among more than a dozen companies that have cut ties with the National Rifle Association after gun-control activists encouraged people to boycott brands that did business with the guns-rights group.

A spokesman for Kittery-based outdoor retailer Kittery Trading Post, who declined to give his name, said he did not want to discuss whether the company planned to raise its minimum purchase age for guns from the current 18 to 21.

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