LL Bean Ends Sale of Firearms to Customers Under 21 Years Old

Media Statements – DICK'S Sporting Goods

The retail chain also does not sell handguns, outside of Alaska.

Seventeen people were killed in that shooting on February 14, which was allegedly perpetrated by a former student who is 19 years old and used an AR-15 assault rifle.

"When we saw what happened in Parkland, we were so disturbed and upset", Stack said in an interview Tuesday. "Gun violence is an epidemic that's taking the lives of too many people, including the brightest hope for the future of America - our kids", Stack said.

"We believe these are common sense steps we can take immediately that are in line with our values and our vision", Kroger told Observer in a statement.

"As we look down at what happened down in Parkland we were so disturbed and saddened by what happened and we said we really need to do something so we made a decision to not sell any assault weapon rifles in any of our stores", said CEO of Dicks Sporting Goods Ed Stack.

The change to the types of weapons the company sells primarily affected its Field & Stream stores, the employee said.

This time, Stack said, the changes will be permanent.

But two Fort Wayne-area gun retailers said the real problem is people, not guns.

Seattle-based REI has been facing mounting pressure from some customers since last month's school shooting in Florida to stop doing business with brands owned by Vista Outdoor, which also has a shooting sports division that includes Savage Arms.

"Anybody who goes and shoots 17 people, there's something wrong with the guy", Richter said, adding that "good people" with guns help keep criminals in check. "We don't want to be a part of this any longer'".

Stack said Dick's remained a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment and will continue to sell a variety of sport and hunting firearms.

"I can not be the face of these new gun policies in affect [sic]", the letter reads. The retailer is also was removing items from its website that resemble assault rifles, including non-lethal airsoft guns and toys. "We did everything that the law required and still he was able to buy a gun". Mr Stack made clear that he was steering his company directly into the storm over gun reform. It doesn't sell bump stocks, the accessory attached to a semi-automatic gun that makes it easier to fire rounds faster.

Traugh says as a private business owner he could refuse service to anyone and impose a higher age limit as both Walmart and Dick's will now do.

Dick's decision to get out of the AR market "Is not going to impact anything", Waltz said.

"We do shop at Dick's on occasion".

Walmart stopped selling AR-15s in 2015, but the move had little effect on overall gun sales.

The changes at Walmart will also affect more than just its firearm and ammunition sales.

In a statement, Walmart said: "We take seriously our obligation to be a responsible seller of firearms".

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