Walmart Won’t Sell Guns And Ammunition To People Younger Than 21
After the mass shooting at the Florida high school, the Walmart decided to review its firearm sales policy regarding selling guns and ammunition. As a result, it was agreed to raise the minimum age to 21.
It means Walmart will no longer sell firearms to those people who are younger than 21. It is a very important and long-awaited decision, and there is a hope that the whole nation will feel itself more safe and secure.
NEWS: Walmart will be increasing the firearms and ammunition purchasing age to 21 "in light of recent events." pic.twitter.com/hYLW5aeZkR
— Polly Mosendz (@polly) 28 февраля 2018 г.
Everything started when the teenager killed 17 people with an AR-15 rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. After this horrible event, it became clear that something needs to be changed in the policy of selling guns.
Several large companies, including MetLife, Hertz, and Delta Air Lines, have already canceled their cooperation with the National Rifle Association, which refuses to raise the age limit.
It is worth mentioning that Walmart has stopped selling AR-15 guns and other semi-automatic weapons back in 2015. Besides, it doesn’t sell bump stocks, large-capacity magazines, and handguns.
Walmart has also announced that it plans to remove anything that resembles assault-style rifles, including non-lethal airsoft guns and toys, from the online store.
Walmart customers are actively commenting their decision in social media, writing that it is a big step forward that shows that company has a really high level of corporate responsibility.
It is a big decision, and we hope it will increase the safety of the nation.