first_imgIn a statement, Walmart said the decision came “in light of recent events,” “Going forward, we are raising the age restriction for purchase of firearms and ammunition to 21 years of age. We will update our processes as quickly as possible to implement this change.” Story as aired: This move comes the same day that Dick’s Sporting Goods announced it would no longer sell firearms to anyone under 21 and said it would stop selling assault-style weapons. President Donald Trump in a statement on Wednesday said that he would support raising the age for firearm sales. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Walmart announced on Wednesday, February 28, that it would no longer sell guns or ammo to anyone under the age of 21. Walmart said it will be “removing items from our website resembling assault-style rifles, including nonlethal airsoft guns and toys.” Walmart stopped selling modern sporting rifles, including the AR-15, in 2015. Walmart also stated that since the Parkland shooting, there have been increased calls for a ban on weapons such as AR-15s and raising the age required to legally purchase a gun.last_img

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