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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Walmart Raises Age Requirement To Buy Guns


Walmart has announced that the minimum age to purchase all firearms and ammunition from their store requires that the customer be at least 21 years old.


In their statement on Wednesday, Walmart has decided to alter the policies, including the age requirement. Two weeks later, the company chose to improve its firearms policy “in light of recent events."

The retail store chose to remove items resembling "assault-style rifles, including nonlethal airsoft guns and toys" from their website.

In their statement, the company also added, “We take seriously our obligation to be a responsible seller of firearms and go beyond [the] Federal law by requiring customers to pass a background check before purchasing any firearm.”

However, before Walmart made this important announcement, President Donald Trump appeared at a meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the White House to address the current and evolving gun regulations in reference to school safety.

President Trump briefly and vaguely mentioned the various policies he supports. Nevertheless, he urged lawmakers from both parties to keep in mind that they are implementing a bill which should comprise effective background checks.