Walmart and Dick's Change Gun/Firearm Sale Age to 21

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Both Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart announced on Wednesday they will  no longer sell guns to people under the age of 21. Dick’s Sporting Goods  CEO Ed Stack addressed the retailer's decision on Good Morning America,  noting that Dick’s will also stop selling assault rifles in the wake of  the shooting that left 17 people dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High  School this month. The shooter in that incident, teenager Nikolas Cruz,  purchased a shotgun from Dick’s in 2017, although it wasn’t the weapon  used in the murders. “We did everything by the book, and we did  everything that the law required, and he was still able to buy a gun,”  Stack said. 

Later in the day, Walmart announced it will no longer sell  firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21 and would also  stopselling items resembling assault-style rifles, including toys and  air guns. The retailer said in a statement that it takes “seriously our  obligation to be a responsible seller of firearms” and also emphasized  its background of “serving sportsmen and hunters.” Walmart stopped  selling high-powered rifles like the AR-15 in 2015.

Source:  AP

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