Another Hudson Valley Retailer To Stop Selling Assault-Style Guns
Another Hudson Valley retailer has made the choice to not sell assault-style guns, and raise the age to purchase guns to 21. The move by the retailers come after the Parkland, Florida shooting at a high school.
The decision to remove the guns and raise the age came right after Dick's Sporting Goods had announced that they would no longer sell assault-style rifles and raise the age to purchase guns on Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Also on Wednesday, Feb. 28, Walmart made the choice to no longer sell assault-style guns on their website, or anything resembling that style of gun, including airsoft and toy guns. The statement also adds that Walmart has already stopped selling modern sporting rifles in 2015:
In 2015, Walmart ended sales of modern sporting rifles, including the AR-15. We also do not sell handguns, except in Alaska where we feel we should continue to offer them to our customers. Additionally, we do not sell bump stocks, high-capacity magazines and similar accessories. We have a process to monitor our eCommerce marketplace and ensure our policies are applied.
Walmart is the largest retailer in the world. They have locations in Fishkill, Newburgh, Middletown, Kingston, Monroe, Napanoch, Mohegan Lake, Catskill, Hudson, Monticello, and Suffern in the Hudson Valley.