Walmart raises age restriction to buy firearms and ammunition to 21

Posted at 6:52 PM, Feb 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-01 07:00:02-05

Walmart is raising the age restrictions for purchasing firearms and ammunition to 21 years of age.

The company added they will remove items from their website resembling assault-style rifles, including nonlethal airsoft guns and toys.

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The company released the following statement:

We take seriously our obligation to be a responsible seller of firearms and go beyond Federal law by requiring customers to pass a background check before purchasing any firearm. The law would allow the sale of a firearm if no response to a background check request has been received within three business days, but our policy prohibits the sale until an approval is given.

Walmart ended sales of modern sporting rifles, including the AR-15 back in 2015 and do not sell handguns, except for in Alaska.