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Here's how American companies are responding to the Florida school shooting

Here's how American companies are responding to the Florida school shooting

In a statement, Walmart said: "In light of recent events, we've taken an opportunity to review our policy on firearm sales".

On Wednesday, Dick's Sporting Goods, one of the country's top sporting goods retailers, also announced it would bar gun sales to any customers under 21 years old and that it would stop selling assault-style rifles. "Companies are showing they can contribute if they are willing to lead".

CNN reports the company's flagship store in Freeport, Maine, is its only store licensed that sells firearms. It also turns out the alleged school shooter Nikolas Cruz, 19, legally purchased the assault rifle he used in the shooting from Dick's.

L.L. Bean did not respond to multiple requests for comment Friday.

Two 20-year-old Dick's Sporting Goods employees posted resignation letters on social media to protest the retailer's new gun policies.

"(Dick's is) listening to the young people affected by this", said Joan Dupnick, a shopper at Dick's Tempe store, one of nine in the state. "The nation has heard you".

Bradley noted the inconsistency around preventing people under 21 from purchasing guns when America allows them to go to war.

Trahan said the alliance's mission is to promote and protect all activities related to the outdoors, including wildlife conservation, hunting and fishing.

He added: "Maybe these larger stores feel that the non-shooting general public would have a negative view of them, so their public relations people said, 'Hey that's it; we are out'".

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Trahan said L.L. Bean is a "partner" that provides funding for the alliance's youth programs.

Although the weapon purchased at the Dick's outlet was not the one used in the massacre, Stack said his company was moved to act.

"This is the moment when business leaders across the country get to decide if they want to stand on the right side of history". "We will see how this pans out". The company has recently acquired several companies that are long-time partners of REI, including Savage Arms, which manufactures guns - including "modern sporting rifles", according to a statement made by the retailer.

Dick's removed assault-style weapons from its Dick's-branded stores after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in CT that killed 20 first graders and six adults, but continued selling them through another retail brand.

The sporting goods chain, which has stores in Augusta, Bangor, South Portland and Topsham, said it also has chose to remove high-capacity magazines from the shelves at its stores, and raise the minimum age of purchase for any firearms to 21.

Dick's, a major gun retailer, had cut off sales of assault-style weapons at Dick's stores following the Sandy Hook school shooting.

But Hearn says at the end of the day it is up to a business as to what they want to sell, and Dick's Sporting Goods will not stop him from selling Ar-15s.

President Trump indicated Wednesday that he would support raising the age for firearm sales.


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