Апреля 24, 2018


Walmart joins Dick's in raising the age for gun sales

03 Марта 2018, 06:10 | Gordon Grant

Teaching Activities for: 'Walmart and Dick's Raise Minimum Age for Gun Buyers to 21'

Major US retailers to raise age for gun and ammunition purchase to 21

Walmart and Kroger both banned assault-style rifles several years ago.

Last week other companies, including airlines, insurers and auto rental chains announced the end of promotions with the National Rifle Association, revealing a partial shift in United States gun politics amid fervent student-led activism and intense social media campaigns.

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, called on a handful of sporting goods retailers Friday to follow the leads of other companies by ending sales of assault-style rifles and limiting firearms purchases to those aged 21 or older. Any listings of such products have also been taken down from the company's website, preventing customers from purchasing them through the good-hearted organization.

CNN reports the company's flagship store in Freeport, Maine, is its only store licensed that sells firearms.

Kroger Co said on Thursday it will stop selling firearms and ammunition to buyers under the age of 21 at its Fred Meyer stores, becoming the third major US retailer to set restrictions that are tougher than government regulations.

"As every business owner, they have a right to do what they feel is good for their business", gun shop owner Bryan Hearn said.

"As a company, L.L. Bean does not endorse any political party, candidates or make political contributions". "No individual alone speaks on behalf of the business or represents the values of the company".

While many comments on Dick's letter to customers, posted on the retailer's Facebook page, applauded the decision, others criticized the chain.

The rift between major US companies and the gun lobby is growing.

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Trahan said the alliance's mission is to promote and protect all activities related to the outdoors, including wildlife conservation, hunting and fishing.

"We know that not everyone agrees with our actions, and we respect that", said the tweet.

Trahan said L.L. Bean is a "partner" that provides funding for the alliance's youth programs. The retail store also will no longer sell high-capacity magazines and would also require any gun buyer to be at least 21. "We'll see how it all plays out".

Several major companies including airlines United (Shenzhen: 000925.SZ - news) and Delta and vehicle hire firm Hertz have cut ties with the NRA amid public outrage over the Florida massacre.

The AR-15 rifle - the type used by Nicholas Cruz to shoot 31 students and teachers in Parkland, Fla, killing 17 of them - has not been available at the store since they were pulled following the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012.

Dick's Sporting Goods also changed its weapons policy this week, announcing that it will no longer sell assault-style weapons to anyone in its stores.

Walmart sells guns in roughly half of its almost 4,000 supercentres but the sheer scale of its customer base gives its decision significant heft.

In a statement, Walmart said: "In light of recent events, we've taken an opportunity to review our policy on firearm sales". Under federal law, the legal age to purchase a rifle is 18 years old. The minimum age for handgun sales from a firearm dealer is 21.

They say they look for red flags in all consumers, not just those between 18-years-old and 21-years-old.

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