Walmart 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. The move came after Dick's Sporting Goods announced earlier in the day that it would restrict the sale of firearms to those under 21 years old and immediately stop selling assault-style rifles.
Here's how those on social media have reacted:
Emily C. Singer
Frank Thorp V
Walmart ended the sale of assault-style weapons in 2015. Dick's made that decision today.— Liam Martin (@LiamWBZ) February 28, 2018
That leaves Bass Pro Shops (which also owns Cabela's) as the only major retailer still selling assault-style rifles in the U.S.
James Michael Sama
Dick's Sporting Goods has announced they'll stop selling assault style rifles, because if the government won't make changes fast enough, the private sector will.— James Michael Sama (@JamesMSama) February 28, 2018
Today’s decision by Dick's Sporting Goods to stop selling assault style weapons & raise the age limit to purchase a gun at its stores to 21 is a case in point of a free market reacting to the ineptitude of our lawmakers, many of whom are in the pockets of gun lobbyists.— Simar (@sahluwal) February 28, 2018
Hats off to @dicks for being the change this country wants to see. I will be purchasing something at my local Dick’s Sporting Goods today. Thank you to this company for putting the safety of our children ahead of corporate profits. #BeTheChange https://t.co/wDXMSH32kg— JaCory (@JaCoryC) February 28, 2018
Thank you for being on the right side of history. We will be shopping even more at Dick's...— Dave Polus (@dpolus) February 28, 2018
Captain Gary morris
It’s okay, I will no longer be spending my money there. I’ll go to A grocery store for food and I’ll just go across the street to Scheels to buy as much .223 ammunition as I want for my AR.— Tanner Jones (@jonestanner47) March 1, 2018