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Florida Shooting: Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods restrict gun sales

Residents take part in a vigil led by the Junior Newtown Action Alliance to mourn students and teachers lost in a mass shooting in Florida’s Stoneman Douglas High School in Newtown, CT, U.S. February 23, 2018. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

By: Keerthi Mohan

Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods have announced new restrictions on gun sales following the February 14 shooting at a Florida school that left 17 people dead. Dick’s Sporting Goods, which is one of the biggest retailers in the country with more than 600 shops, said it was stopping the sales of assault-style rifles, and Walmart said it was raising the minimum age for anyone buying guns or ammunition to 21 years. “We take seriously our obligation to be a responsible seller of firearms,” Walmart said in a statement. In the wake of the Florida school shooting, US politicians have come under…

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