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Walmart, Dick’s Change Gun-Buying, Eliminate Products

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Walmart joins Dick’s sporting goods stores in changing their gun sale policies amid public outcry for legislation mandates.

Both nationwide retailers made the announcements Wednesday. Most notably, both stores are raising their minimum age to purchase a firearm to 21. 

Dick’s and Walmart both stopped selling AR-15s and similar sporting rifles in their stores after the Sandy Hook shooting. 

Dick’s says it will now remove such weapons from its Field and Stream stores, as well.

Walmart says it does not sell handguns, bump stocks, or high capacity magazines.

Dick’s says it will discontinue sales of high capacity magazines and has never sold bump stocks.

Walmart added it would update its eCommerce platform to reflect the changes. It will also discontinue the sale of items that resemble assault-style firearms, including nonlethal airsoft guns and toys.

Walmart’s statement read, in part:

“We take seriously our obligation to be a responsible seller of firearms and go beyond federal law by requiring customers to pass a background check before purchasing any firearm… Our heritage as a company has always been in serving sportsmen and hunters, and we will continue to do so in a responsible way.”

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