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Purchasing a gun in the US? Walmart just hiked the minimum age limit to 21

Walmart is removing items from its website that resemble assault-style rifles, including non-lethal airsoft guns and toys


Dick's Sporting Goods Inc said it will permanently stop selling assault-style rifles after the massacre at a Florida high school that has reopened a fierce debate over gun control in America. The US retailer of camping supplies, sporting goods and guns will also stop selling high-capacity magazines and will not sell any guns to people under age 21, Dick's chief executive, Ed Stack, said in an open letter on the company's website. Hours later, Walmart Inc, the largest US retailer, said it was raising the minimum age for the purchase of firearms and ammunition to 21 ...

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First Published: Thu, March 01 2018. 07:47 IST