In response to the horrific act of violence that killed 17 children and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida just two weeks ago, Walmart will no longer sell firearms and ammunition to anyone under the age of 21. The announcement comes after Walmart revealed in a statement that the company reviewed their policy on firearm sales “in light of recent events.”
Walmart will also prohibit the sale of toys and airsoft guns that resemble assault-style rifles. “Our heritage as a company has always been in serving sportsmen and hunters, and we will continue to do so in a responsible way,” the statement reads.
Building on our 2015 decision to not sell modern sporting rifles, we announced important changes today:— Walmart (@Walmart) February 28, 2018
- Raising the age for purchase of firearms and ammunition from 18 to 21 years old
- Removing online items resembling assault-style rifles
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