Dick's Bans Assault-Style Weapons, Walmart Goes with a 21-and-Older Plan

March 1, 2018


Dick's Sporting Goods has made the decision to ban sales of assault-style weapons across all its stores. They will also end sales of high-capacity magazines and sales of guns to people under 21 years old.

FYI… they had already banned assault-style weapon sales at Dick's-branded storesafter the Newtown school shooting in 2012, but they were still selling them at their 35 Field & Stream locations. Those 35 locations are where the new ban is happening.

The CEO of Dick’s also called on Congress to ban assault-style weapons, raise the minimum age to purchase a gun to 21 and outlaw sales of high-capacity magazines and bump stocks.

RELATED: Walmart Sets an Age Minimum of 21 to Buy Firearms

Walmart is banning sales of guns to people younger than 21. Walmart said it would make the policy change "as quickly as possible" and said it would require shoppers to be 21 to buy ammunition as well.

The company had already banned sales of assault-style guns in 2015.

Walmart also said it would remove "items from our website resembling assault-style rifles, including nonlethal airsoft guns and toys."