Retail giant Walmart to restrict gun sales after Florida school shooting

AR 15  Credit creative commons

The sea of change Just two weeks after the Parkland school shooting, Dick's Sporting Goods discontinued the sale of all assault-style rifles, high capacity magazines and bump stocks, as well as restricting the sale of firearms to people over the age of 21.

L.L. Bean said it will no longer sell guns or ammunition to anyone under the age of 21.

Dick's, one of the nation's largest sports retailers, also said it will no longer sell assault-style weapons to customers and went as far as urging elected officials to enact what it called "common sense gun reform".

J.C. Penney said that it has eliminated about 360 jobs at its headquarters and at stores throughout the country.

Walmart Inc. stopped selling AR-15 guns and other semi-automatic weapons in 2015. He is charged with using an AR-15 semiautomatic assault rifle to carry out the killings.

Several major corporations, including MetLife, Hertz and Delta Air Lines, have cut ties with the NRA since the Florida tragedy.

Walmart announced on February 28 that it would stop selling firearms and ammunition to anyone younger than 21 years old and that it would remove all online items "resembling assault-style rifles".

Sporting goods chain Bass Pro Shops, which owns Cabela's, didn't respond to requests for comment.

The shooting, which resulted in the death of 17 individuals, has reignited the national conversation on gun-control.

Federal law allows long guns such as rifles and shotguns to be sold to qualifying buyers 18 or older. CEO James Debney said on a conference call. "But we have to help solve the problem that's in front of us".

The rift between corporate American and the gun lobby is growing.

Outdoor retailer REI says it's halting future orders of some popular brands — including CamelBak water carriers, Giro helmets and Camp Chef stoves — whose parent company also makes ammunition and assault-style rifles.

It added: "Our heritage as a company has always been in serving sportsmen and hunters, and we will continue to do so in a responsible way".

Companies like Dick's had already changed gun-sale policies in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in CT, but the Parkland shooting has opened a fissure between a portion of corporate America and organizations like the National Rifle Association. The industry is highly fragmented and made up mostly of small, independent businesses - about 6,500 of them.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that while the president is "still very much interested in improving" the background check system, he doesn't exactly back the idea of expanding them for all gun purchases.

Florida gunman Nikolas Cruz had legally purchased a gun at a Dick's store, although it was not the weapon used in the massacre. Companies are showing they can contribute if they are willing to lead.

Tyvor Capital LLC acquired a new position in Dicks Sporting Goods Inc (NYSE:DKS) in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. They love our Country and will do the right thing.

Ban sales of toy guns.

"I firmly believe that it is morally and constitutionally wrong to infringe upon the rights of a law abiding citizen in any way, and I will not work for a company that pushes for the restriction of the Second Amendment", Degarmo wrote.

Platt said she now plans to start buying more at her local Dick's store, including a pair of sneakers this week.

But many others were unhappy with the company's move, some posting on the Dick's page that they would stop shopping at its stores.

Related News:

  • Flash Flood Watch in Effect for Big Island

    Flash Flood Watch in Effect for Big Island

    The division of homeland security and emergency management also operates a Facebook page and Twitter account for local updates. The river will rise to near 56 feet by Tuesday . "Monitor forecasts closely and be alert for possible flood warnings".
    Watch Falcon 9 Blast Off From Vandenberg

    Watch Falcon 9 Blast Off From Vandenberg

    Its goal s to generate high-resolution images of the Earth's surface, regardless of whether there are clouds covering the ground. The rockets initial launch was scheduled for February 17 but was delayed twice to "perform final checkouts", SpaceX tweeted .
    Net neutrality rules will officially end on April 23

    Net neutrality rules will officially end on April 23

    Markey's proposed block to the bill falls under authority granted to lawmakers under the Congressional Review Act. The FCC released the order January 4, a few weeks after the agency's party-line vote to adopt it.
  • Power bank catches fire in a flight's overhead cabin luggage

    Power bank catches fire in a flight's overhead cabin luggage

    However, on social media, the flight attendant's technique of dousing the flames with water was questioned and criticized. According to the news outlet, the passenger whose bag was on fire was taken into custody.
    Former Google employee suing over alleged wrongful firing

    Former Google employee suing over alleged wrongful firing

    For now, Google remains legally challenged and internally mired in the same culture war that's engulfed much of the country. In August 2017, Damore was sacked from Google, and he recently lost his filing at the National Labor Relations Board.
    Melania Trump's parents are closer to being United States  citizens

    Melania Trump's parents are closer to being United States citizens

    Chain migration is the process whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. Once in possession of a green card, immigrants who live in the country continuously can apply for citizenship after five years.
  • Democrats introduce legislation to protect net neutrality

    Democrats introduce legislation to protect net neutrality

    We also have the backing of senator Susan Collins, a Republican from ME , who has pledged to vote with us. And if the Democrats got their way, President Donald Trump could well use his veto on any Senate vote.
    Israel Praises, Palestinians Condemn Date of US Embassy Move

    Israel Praises, Palestinians Condemn Date of US Embassy Move

    The PLO immediately decried Washington's embassy announcement as a "provocation to all Arabs". Consulate building in Jerusalem's Arnona neighborhood.
    Fortnite's new Battle Pass launches soon, here's what to expect

    Fortnite's new Battle Pass launches soon, here's what to expect

    In the latest season, Battle Pass can unlock 76 items across 30 tiers, including new items like "back bling" and sky trails. That means you'll have to play the paid Save The World campaign or use leftover V-bucks to join the release day festivities.
  • Hyundai Kona Electric SUV unveiled with 470 km range in one charge

    Hyundai Kona Electric SUV unveiled with 470 km range in one charge

    According to Hyundai's data, both are also compatible with 100kW charging units - twice the speed of today's rapid chargers. They also state in the video that by 2020, 60% of their vehicles will be available in eco versions.
    New organ opt-out legislation passes second reading by MPs

    New organ opt-out legislation passes second reading by MPs

    More than 23 million people are on the organ donor register in the United Kingdom and donation rates hit a record high a year ago .
    Are Analysts Buzzing Over Getty Realty Corporation (NYSE:GTY) Shares?

    Are Analysts Buzzing Over Getty Realty Corporation (NYSE:GTY) Shares?

    About 135,794 shares traded or 13.35% up from the average. (NYSE:FR) has risen 18.40% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. The Regent Investment Management Llc holds 59,854 shares with $3.83 million value, up from 38,873 last quarter.


Most liked

Snow hampers 3rd day of Formula 1 testing in Spain
The track opened at 12:00 local time and McLaren's Fernando Alonso ventured out for one lap shortly afterwards. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo followed suit a few minutes later, also returning to the pits after one lap .

Amazon bolsters smart home security offerings with latest acquisition
The California-based startup is a logical acquisition for Amazon , given its recent dive into the smart home security sphere. The company said it raised $109 million in funding a year ago, valuing the company at about half a billion dollars.

2 dead after shooting at Central Michigan University dorm
Rick Snyder (R) said on Twitter that he was in contact with state police and local authorities as they investigated the matter. A newspaper in Mount Pleasant is reporting two people were shot and killed on Central Michigan's campus Friday.

Deserve more respect, will get it when I start winning: Lukaku
The challenge is there to win and it's something that I wanted. "I can still improve everything about my game". Still, it's a bit more fun than some of the other suggestions.

Ex-Trump top aide Manafort pleads not guilty, faces September 17 trial
His lawyer says that he intends to file a motion asking Judge Jackson to clarify her order on public statements. His arraignment in that court is scheduled for Friday afternoon, and there is no trial date yet in that case.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus up for pre-order with free bonuses
We all know what comes next after the official flagship has been announced (especially when it comes to Samsung products). However, on a closer look, the upper and lower bezels, or the infinity display , have been reduced slightly.

No more 7.45pm Champions League starts next season
The European football Union with a new season to change the scheme of getting to the group stage of the Champions League . Their best chance of qualifying for next season's Champions League , therefore, could be through the Europa League .

Nitish Kumar tapped my phone, poisoned my food: Tejashwi Yadav
Yadav claimed that CM Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Modi had unleashed ghosts in the bungalow where he was staying. However, the alliance didn't last long with Nitish Kumar choosing BJP as his newly found balance.

Barcelona ace Suarez: Coutinho very different man and player to Liverpool days
In the second half, Coutinho netted a sensational fifth before Suarez completed the rout, tapping in from Ousmane Dembele's cross. He spins back towards goal on the edge of the box and curls home a right-footed finish, in off the inside of the post.

England and Scotland asked for clarification on Murrayfield tunnel scuffle
Next up for Scotland is a match away to Ireland , the only team left in this season's Six Nations who can complete a Grand Slam. Scotland started the Six Nations with a dismal loss in Wales but rebounded by beating France in round two.

Actor Sridevi Dies At Age 54
After a long break, she returned to Hindi movies strongly with an exceptional character in English Vinglish in 2012. Bollywood Legendary Actress Sridevi is no more, The actress passed away after a massive cardiac arrest in Dubai.

Cheryl and Liam Payne arrive together at the Brits amid split rumours
On the red carpet before the show, the couple held hands and gazed into each other's eyes as they posed for pictures. Cheryl looked stunning in a black ruffled mini dress , holding a white rose in honour of the Time's Up movement.

Syria: UN, situation in Ghouta beyond imagination
The Kremlin on Wednesday denied any involvement in the strikes and rejected reports to the contrary as "groundless accusations". The Syrian military said it carried out "precision strikes" on areas from which the shells were launched.

California cops say 'disgruntled' student's school shooting plot thwarted
School officials said he has an "extensive" disciplinary history at the campus, which is a continuation school, according to the publication.

Carbs, fat, DNA? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows
But the data didn't show any strong correlation between these signatures and weight loss on the corresponding plan, Gardner says. Gardner said that the people who lost the most weight reported that the study had "changed their relationship with food".