James Pearce : Johnson City, Tennessee. Stack said the year-old gunman allegedly behind that massacre, which claimed 17 lives and wounded many more in Parkland, Fla. After the December massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the company halted sales of military-style rifles like the AR, which, along with AKs, are categorized by the gun industry as "modern sporting rifles. Being a millennial could be hazardous to your health. By Sara Shayanian and Daniel Uria. While praised by gun control advocates, Dick's was excoriated by gun rights supporters, who accused the company of trying to wring the debate for public relations points.
U.S. retailers Dick's and Walmart take harder line against guns
But its relationship with firearm sales has been fickle in the 25 years since it made the landmark decision to stop carrying handguns. Wal-Mart deserves unqualified praise for this move. CBP agents find 11 Chinese migrants hiding in furniture at U. But after the Parkland shooting, "it's a huge line, straight up. Clearly this indicates on so many levels that the systems in place are not effective to protect our kids and our citizens. We've just decided that based on what's happened and with these guns, we don't want to be part of this story. While guns can be bought from sporting goods stores or department stores, they can also be purchased online, at gun shows and from small local gun stores.
Walmart Joins Dick's Sporting Goods In Tighter Limits On Gun Sales : The Two-Way : NPR
But their stores are cramped, badly-lit, staffed by zombies and depressing. Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods say they won't sell guns to customers under 21, and both are putting new restrictions on ammunition sales. The company will also stop selling items "resembling assault-style rifles, including nonlethal airsoft guns and toys" on its website. Wolves 43 minutes ago. Despite steep declines in violent crimes, an estimated 70 million firearms were added to American arsenals the past two decades, according to a new landmark study on gun ownership.
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