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Walmart Raises Age To Purchase Guns To 21

Walmart Raises Age To Purchase Guns To 21

Despite companies like DICK'S Sporting Goods making the decision to pull semi-automatic weapons off their shelves, Parker tells me he has no intention of following suit.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their loved ones", Dick's said in a letter to customers.

Associates at the local Dick's store in Grafton, 1020 Port Washington Road, directed media questions to the corporate office, which issued the statement from Stack.

Vermont is home to two Dick's Sporting Goods stores located in Rutland Town and Williston.

On Wednesday, the retailer announced it would no longer sell guns to shoppers under the age of 21, in addition to ending the sale of assault-style rifles.

■ No longer sell firearms to any person younger than 21 years old.

In response to companies cutting ties, supporters of the NRA have sprung into action with boycotts of their own.

"I don't think it's going to solve the problem", Richter said.

"Our view was if the kids can be courageous enough to organize like this, we can be fearless enough to take these out of there", Stack said.

The recent shooting in Parkland, Fla., was relatively unique in that the shooter did purchase firearms legally, Edwards said.

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Nicholson says his store don't plan on changing their gun regulation sales anytime soon even though other stores have made a decision to do so.

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

Chris Bradley, a gun-rights advocate who heads the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, said he was disappointed by the announcement.

Stack said the newest ban would be permanent.

Walmart, which is nation's biggest gun seller, said that it would raise the minimum age required for anyone who wants to purchase guns to 21 years old. It didn't mention ammunition. The retailer also said it would no longer sell assault-style rifles or high-capacity magazines.

The unexpected announcement came exactly two weeks after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killed 17 and injured 14.

"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. The Walmart and Dick's announcement follows a string of boycotts of the National Rifle Association from major US companies such as Delta, MetLife and Best Western, among others.

President Donald Trump has expressed support for raising the minimum age to purchase firearms as a way to help reduce gun violence and deaths in the US.

After the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the company halted sales of military-style rifles like the AR-15, which, along with AK-47s, are categorized by the gun industry as "modern sporting rifles". It also doesn't sell large-capacity magazines.

Ricky Crenshaw, another Dick's customer, agreed with the age restrictions and also that the implications of the ban would see some people buy their guns from sellers with fewer regulations.

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