Walmart Shoppers Speak Out On Gun Policy Changes. (1 Mar 2018) Walmart Inc. announced Wednesday that it will no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21 and would also remove items resembling assault-style rifles from its website.
In Milwaukee, Walmart shoppers had mixed feelings about Walmart's decision and the broader gun debate.
Menry Tyson is a school superintendent who supports the company's decision saying it makes him feel better "about who they are as a corporate citizen."
The move comes after Dick's Sporting Goods announced that it would restrict the sale of firearms to those under 21 years old and would immediately stop selling assault-style rifles.
Walmart said its decision came after the company reviewed its firearm sales policy in light of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people. The teenage gunman used an AR-15 rifle.
David Williams also supports Walmart's decision because of crime and the recent school shooting.
Ryan Terlecki opposes the move, saying he's content with current gun laws. "We can carry guns and that's our right," he said.
Walmart stopped selling AR-15 guns and other semi-automatic weapons in 2015 and doesn't sell handguns, except in Alaska.
Several major corporations, including MetLife, Hertz and Delta Air Lines, have cut ties with the NRA since the Florida tragedy, but none were retailers that sold guns. The NRA has pushed back aggressively against calls for raising age limits for guns or restricting the sale of assault-style weapons.
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