L.L. Bean just joined Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart by becoming the next major franchise store declaring it will no longer sell guns or ammunition to anyone under 21 years of age. The Maine-based outdoors company posted their new announcement to their Twitter account as a response to a customer who simply asked the company to no longer sell guns and ammo to those under 21.
Hi LL Bean. Superfan here. Please do not sell guns to those under 21.
— Gretchen220 (@GinaMar32347315) March 2, 2018
In the wake of this shooting we have reviewed our policy on firearm sales, and we will no longer be selling guns or ammunition to anyone under the age of 21. ^kw
— L.L.Bean (@LLBean) March 2, 2018
CNN has reported that the company’s anchor store in Freeport, Maine is its only store licensed to sell weapons. L.L. Bean has not sold guns or ammunition on its website, but they do sell firearm accessories like gun safes, cleaning kits and rifle cases.
Following the wake of the mass shooting in the Florida high school, Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, announced on Wednesday that they would not longer sell guns and ammunition to those under 21. The store also pledged to remove items from their website that even “resemble assault-style rifles, including nonlethal airsoft guns and toys.”
Dick’s Sporting Goods, one of the nation’s largest sporting goods retailers, also announced this week that they would stop selling assault-style rifles.
And Kroger announced Thursday it would stop selling guns and ammunition in its Fred Meyer stores to those under 21 years of age.
The president urged Congress on Wednesday to consider increasing the minimum age for buying rifles from 18 to 21.
“This is not a popular thing to say in terms of the NRA, but I’m going to have to say it. … I think it’s something you have to think about,” Trump told a bipartisan group of political leaders during a White House meeting.
The alleged Parkland shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, apparently used an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. According to federal law officials, he purchased the gun legally.
The NRA has opposed increasing the minimum age for gun purchases, and some GOP lawmakers have also opposed the idea.
Credit: The Hill