Retailers Tighten Gun Sale Policies


"In support, Bi-Mart and Cascade Farm and Outdoor stores, a division of Bi-Mart, will only sell guns and ammunition to those 21 or older that meet state and federal requirements for purchasing firearms". We do not sell assault-style firearms, high-capacity firearms, bump stocks or handguns of any kind.

Dick's said Wednesday it will immediately stop selling assault-style rifles and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21.

Matt Caldwell said Thursday that retailers are within their rights to pull guns from their shelves, but consumers who don't favor such policies can vote with their dollars.

Stack also revealed that Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old arrested in the Florida attack, had bought a shotgun at a Dick's store within the past four months.

No matter what you call it, people continue to fire-off on the discussion of responsible gun ownership and sales.

And Americans are taking note, lighting up social media boards with vows to back up the companies with their wallet, or to boycott them.

Walmart hasn't sold AR-15's since 2015. Walmart and Kroger have since said they will impose the same age restrictions for gun purchases. Even gun owners like Dick's CEO Stark who believe themselves to be defenders of the Second Amendment are making clear their beliefs that not all guns should be protected and not all individuals should own guns.

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"In response to the tragic events in Parkland and elsewhere, we've taken a hard look at our policies and procedures for firearm sales".

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

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. You now have to be at least 21 years old, after a policy change Wednesday by the Pennsylvania-based retailer.

But Ryan Terlecki, outside a Walmart in Milwaukee, said he didn't think the three years from 18 to 21 would make that much difference.

Kudos to Dick's Sporting Goods' decision to refuse to sell semi-automatic weapons and large-capacity magazines in its stores.

Following the Parkland rampage and vast public outcry, many major companies have publicly ended their relationships with the National Rifle Association (NRA), which opposes a ban on assault-style weapons. They presently have a $25.00 price target on the sporting goods retailer's stock, down from their prior price target of $33.00. Yesterday, the company said.

The so-called "Fix NICS" bill co-sponsored by Texas Senator John Cornyn would address the problems that allowed the Sutherland Springs church shooter to buy the rifle he used in the massacre last November.