In a statement on Walmart’s website, they followed the lead of other major retailers like Dick’s Sporting Goods in caving in to the anti-gun hysteria. Walmart’s statement announces that they will not selling firearms or ammunition to anyone under 21 years of age, despite the law allowing them to.
They also stated that they would no longer sell toys that look like “assault-style rifles,” in an odd move that virtually nobody was demanding. Walmart has already caved in to anti-gun hysteria, removing “assault-style” rifles from their shelves in 2015.
Here is Walmart’s statement in full:
“In light of recent events, we’ve taken an opportunity to review our policy on firearm sales. 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.
In 2015, Walmart ended sales of modern sporting rifles, including the AR-15. We also do not sell handguns, except in Alaska where we feel we should continue to offer them to our customers. Additionally, we do not sell bump stocks, high-capacity magazines and similar accessories. We have a process to monitor our eCommerce marketplace and ensure our policies are applied.
We take seriously our obligation to be a responsible seller of firearms and go beyond Federal law by requiring customers to pass a background check before purchasing any firearm. The law would allow the sale of a firearm if no response to a background check request has been received within three business days, but our policy prohibits the sale until an approval is given.
We are also removing items from our website resembling assault-style rifles, including nonlethal airsoft guns and toys. Our heritage as a company has always been in serving sportsmen and hunters, and we will continue to do so in a responsible way.”