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

  1. Two of the nation's leading gun sellers, Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods, took steps on Wednesday to limit their sales of firearms, thrusting themselves into the middle of the polarizing national debate over gun control.

    The dual announcements, made two weeks after 17 students and staff members were killed in the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., were among the most significant actions taken on guns by corporate America. Both retailers said their decision ...



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  3. by   herring_RN
    Thank you sirI.
    I'm glad that these companies are no longer selling assault-style rifles or selling firearms to teens.
    I sense a new awareness that doing this isn't the start of a slippery slope.

    It may take a while, but I truly think the time is coming when a person whose behavior is dangerous cannot legally just go buy a weapon of war.
  4. by   BCgradnurse
    I was very pleased to read this. It's gratifying to see that some corporations have a conscience. I hope this is the start of a mindset change in America.
    Last edit by BCgradnurse on Mar 1
  5. by   Lil Nel
    I was especially heartened by Dick's response to the wave of negative comments coming their way via the NRA. Dick's has said that they know they face negativity from the other side, but stand by their decision.

    I've never shopped at Dick's, but it may be time to start. I encourage anybody who applauds their decision to do the same. These companies need financial support for taking the moral high road.
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  7. by   Lil Nel
    I saw that. Some of them are wearing crowns made out of bullets.

    What a freak show!
  8. by   BCgradnurse
    Quote from Lil Nel
    I was especially heartened by Dick's response to the wave of negative comments coming their way via the NRA. Dick's has said that they know they face negativity from the other side, but stand by their decision.

    I've never shopped at Dick's, but it may be time to start. I encourage anybody who applauds their decision to do the same. These companies need financial support for taking the moral high road.
    I saw that and thought it was a joke at first. Sadly, it isn't. Sorry, but that just isn't normal-it's sick.
  9. by   toomuchbaloney
    Quote from BCgradnurse
    I saw that and thought it was a joke at first. Sadly, it isn't. Sorry, but that just isn't normal-it's sick.
    Is this the sort of crazy that qualifies a person for confiscation of weapons without due process (the Trump gun control plan)?

    Wasn't it amusing, in that meeting, that Trump revealed that he had no idea that people can buy ARs in local sporting goods stores?
  10. by   BCgradnurse
    LL Bean and Kroger's have now joined the list of retailers who will not sell guns to anyone under 21.
  11. by   itsybitsy
    Quote from herring_RN
    I'm glad that these companies are no longer selling assault-style rifles or selling firearms to teens.
    I sense a new awareness that doing this isn't the start of a slippery slope.
    Don't get your hopes up. Dick's previously halted sales of certain rifles in 2012 after Sandy Hook, only to be placed back for sale a few months later.

    "That's good, but it is hard to understand why they were not sufficiently disturbed and upset to take action years earlier, after the slaughter of innocents at Sandy Hook."

    Dick's will continue to sell a variety of rifles, shotguns, blackpowder guns and youth guns, as well as ammunition. Its website listed 28 different kinds of rifles for sale, as well as 23 types of shotguns.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.f4596a4dc966

    So, still selling 28 different rifles, as well as numerous types of handguns... But, you sure did get rid of that pesky AR-15, that I'm sure will be back on shelves by the end of the year, following the actual law - that 18 year olds can buy what they are entitled to.

    If anything, Dick's and Walmart are helping really - Many are giving thanks to these big corporations, but not for the reasons you think. Them not selling because of their "morality" is really just helping all small, arms businesses.

    The symbolic move by Dick's, though, is a feel-good gesture for those who feel like the root of the problem is the dreaded AR-15.
    Dick's Employee Pens Epic Resignation Letter in Response to New Firearms Policies | Tribunist
  12. by   MunoRN
    Quote from itsybitsy
    Don't get your hopes up. Dick's previously halted sales of certain rifles in 2012 after Sandy Hook, only to be placed back for sale a few months later.



    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.f4596a4dc966

    So, still selling 28 different rifles, as well as numerous types of handguns... But, you sure did get rid of that pesky AR-15, that I'm sure will be back on shelves by the end of the year, following the actual law - that 18 year olds can buy what they are entitled to.

    If anything, Dick's and Walmart are helping really - Many are giving thanks to these big corporations, but not for the reasons you think. Them not selling because of their "morality" is really just helping all small, arms businesses.



    Dick's Employee Pens Epic Resignation Letter in Response to New Firearms Policies | Tribunist
    I agree at least in part, one good thing that's come from this is that fewer big box stores are selling the same range of firearms, in general I've never thought it's particularly good idea for big box stores to be selling firearms at all. This is a product where selling it too specialized for the person doing the selling to also be assigned to the toys, automotive, camping, and sporting goods sections at the same time. It may also be that I have my preferred gun shops that I am loyal to and only one is left.

    But there is no "actual law-that 18 year olds can buy what they are entitled to". Nobody is "entitled to" firearms that don't have a primarily legal purpose. Semi-automatic rifles such as the AR-15 and it's variants are simply the standard issue M-4 rifles, rebranded for public consumption, there is no 2nd amendment right to such a firearm. This is according to the Supreme Court, whom the founding fathers and the Constitution put in charge of deciding these things.
  13. by   Lil Nel
    This article is a perfect example of why it is an insane idea to arm school teachers.


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  14. by   chare
    Quote from MunoRN
    [...]
    ...Semi-automatic rifles such as the AR-15 and it's variants are simply the standard issue M-4 rifles, rebranded for public consumption, there is no 2nd amendment right to such a firearm. This is according to the Supreme Court, whom the founding fathers and the Constitution put in charge of deciding these things.
    Do you have a source for this? All I was able to find was reference to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal's in Richmond, Virginia ruling. Thanks.

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