Dick's Sporting Goods will immediately halt sales of assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines at all of its stores and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21. Both companies said the change in policy was the result of the killing of 17 students and educators in Parkland, Fla., two weeks ago. But sales had resumed at its smaller chain of Field & Stream stores, which consisted of 35 outlets in 16 states as of October 2017.
The company also noted that its gun sales are part of a tradition of selling goods for outdoor activities such as hunting and sport shooting, and that the company does not have any ties to the National Rifle Association or any other political group or candidate.
He also called for new gun control laws. Two weeks ago, a gunman killed 17 people, majority teenagers, in Parkland, Fla., with an AR-15 that was legally purchased. "We also do not sell handguns, except in Alaska where we feel we should continue to offer them to our customers", the company said. The pro-gun customer noted that Texas is the largest state in the US that allows licensed gun owners to carry a holstered pistol in public.
Nicholson and his family own Area 51 Gun and Ammo Shop where they make custom AR-15 riffles here in Dothan.
"Gun bans won't change anything".
"They have to do what their conscious tells them to do", Parker said.
According to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives licensee database, L.L. Bean only sells firearms at its flagship store in Freeport. These weapons include assault rifles, knives, crossbows, and many more.
She's hardly alone with that sentiment.
We will no longer sell high capacity magazines. However, those same pollsters say voters are pessimistic that Congress will pass stricter gun legislation proposals in the next year. "I do hunt with mine and it's one of my favorite guns".
"Obviously there's a need for people's safety".
Pioneer Gun Sales in Altoona has been in Lorrie Stirling's family for about 60 years.
With their moves, Dick's and Walmart join a host of major companies that made changes in reaction to the Parkland shooting. I know about murder. "If that's the case, we'll comply and we'll go with what's in the law", he said. "I think people are really starting to question whether they should be selling these kinds of weapons", she said.
Richter said the focus should be stopping people with mental illness from purchasing firearms.
"I'm a proud lifetime member of the NRA and I'll be sure to spend my dollars where they are welcome". "These games take kids out of reality", she said.
The company's decision follows an announcement from Dick's Sporting Goods earlier Wednesday morning that said it will no longer sell assault-style rifles and will ban the sale of firearms to people under the age of 21.
However Dick's CEO Stack is still expecting the worst.