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Walmart bans sales of toy guns

Walmart bans sales of toy guns”

L.L. Bean, which says it only sells firearms at its flagship store in ME and only guns specific to hunting and target shooting, released a statement late Thursday saying the company will no longer sell firearms or ammunition to anyone under 21.

Walmart is changing its gun-purchasing policy in the wake of the deadly school shooting on Valentine's Day in Parkland, Florida, following the lead of Dick's Sporting Goods, which did the same thing earlier Wednesday.

Dick's Sporting Goods already stopped selling assault-style rifles after the Sandy Hook massacre.

Chairman and CEO Edward W. Stack also announced Dick's will not sell firearms to anyone under 21, and the stores will no longer sell high capacity magazines. The retailer said it was also removing from its website items "resembling assault-style rifles, including nonlethal airsoft guns and toys" but that it would continue to serve "sportsmen and hunters" in a "responsible way". Stack said the stores have never and will never sell bump stocks. He said universal background checks should be required, and there should be a complete database of those banned from buying firearms. But if someone is buying a gun from a private, unlicensed seller like from a neighbour or from someone online, or at a gun show, the age limit is 18.

The statement asserted the company's support for the Second Amendment but continued, "we have to help solve the problem that's in front of us".

Dick's Sporting Goods said it had sold the Parkland gunman a shotgun in November 2017, though it was not the weapon he had used in the February 14 shooting.

"We have pretty much everything", said Elaine Norman, a manager of Walmart's American Canyon location. Parkland students have pressed lawmakers to do more to keep guns out of schools.

EBay said its policy prohibits the sale of firearms and high-capacity magazines of more than 10 rounds.

"We are not trying to impart our decision on anyone else". "I got three kids and I'm always thinking that something could happen to them", said Claudio Castro of Concord. "They're just going to push everybody to Cabela's and Bass Pro", he added, referring to two Dick's competitors that are now owned by the same corporation. Going forward, neither Dick's nor Field & Stream stores will be selling these products. He said the NRA's acceptance of legal assault-style weapons led him to leave.

"If these kids are courageous enough to do what they are doing we should be fearless enough to take a stand, and that is what we are doing", said Ed Stack.

Would the company reverse this week's decision? She said she told the representative who answered that she wanted her to "hear something good from somebody".



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