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Walmart raises gun purchase restriction age amid Florida school massacre rage

Walmart raises gun purchase restriction age amid Florida school massacre rage”

The retailer made its announcement on Twitter after multiple individuals inquired if L.L. Bean would be changing its policy in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The retail giant also does not sell handguns, except in Alaska, nor does it sell bump stocks or high-capacity magazines.

Dick's move follows those of other companies like MetLife and Best Western, which have cut ties with the National Rifle Association in response to the shooting. The shooter, 19 year-old Nikolas Cruz, legally purchased multiple rifles.

"We have to help solve the problem that's in front of us", Dick's Sporting Goods said in a statement. "These kids talk about enough is enough", Stack said.

Stack said he hoped that conversation would include politicians.

Dick's Sporting Goods took a stance in the national debate surrounding gun violence and gun control and will end the sale of assault rifles in the retailer's stores throughout the United States.

Traugh and other gun shop owners say a "reason" not to sell might be a buyer who is intoxicated or someone not treating a weapon with respect during the sales process.

This time, Stack said, the changes will be permanent. The suspect in the case bought a gun not used in the killings at a Dick's location in Florida.

They say they will operate under state law, which allows someone to purchase a gun at 18-years-old.

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"We don't want to be a part of this story any longer", Stack told NBC News.

Mr. Stack said his company was prepared for controversy as a result of the decision.

The company also pointed out it ended sales of moderns sporting rifles, including the AR-15, in 2015. Isn't it time for Visa, Mastercard and American Express to stop enabling the purchase of semi-automatic guns and magazines by credit card?

Walmart said it was also removing items from its website that resemble assault-style rifles, including airsoft guns and toys.

"In their eyes, we are following in the law", Wallace said.

"I'm very sorry that Dick's Sporting Goods made that decision". He doesn't plan to stop shopping at Dick's, however. But last August, Dick's shares plummeted after it said weak results from its hunting segment resulted in its missing Wall Street's second-quarter earnings estimates.

A handful of independent firearms dealers in the Lewiston-Auburn area said this week that they were not changing their policies as a result of the mounting political pressure to place new restrictions on gun sales. It said it takes "seriously our obligation to be a responsible seller of firearms" and also emphasized its background of serving "serving sportsmen and hunters". "But we're willing to accept that". "We love these kids and their rallying cry, 'enough is enough.' It got to us".

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