Some may remember the murders that have happened in Walmart, at protests and at schools in recent years. In addition, there is a strong push to ban guns by some groups. Oregon Walmarts are stopping the sell of firearms. The decision for Walmart to deny the sales of firearms totally is unknown but discontinuing the sell of firearms and ammunition to those under 21 came after a deadly shooting in 2018 at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17, including 14 students and three staff members.
Walmart could not be reached for comment, but did release a statement to KATU news stating, “We are proud to serve hunters and outdoorsmen and women and will continue to serve them with an assortment that reflects our heritage of supporting hunting and outdoor sports.” It is unclear if the removal of firearms and ammunition at Oregon’s Walmart stores will affect sales on local gun shops.
The retail giant stopped selling firearms in November. Before that, the store had seen some complaints against it for refusing to sell firearms to residents under the age of 21. Walmart stores in Washington and Idaho continue to sell firearms and ammunition through their stores
Earlier this year, the Oregon Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s decision to throw out an age discrimination lawsuit against Bi-Mart, declaring it illegal to deny gun sales to buyers between the ages of 18 and 20. Companies, Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods made the similar change.