Who sells what: Where some retailers stand on guns
Several major retailers announced changes this week to their gun policies, in response to last month’s high school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead. Here’s where some stores that sell firearms stand:
Dicks Sporting Goods Inc.
The sporting goods retailer said it would stop selling guns to anyone under 21. It will also stop selling assault-style rifles at its 35 Field & Stream stores. The company stopped selling assault-style rifles at Dick’s stores, which has more than 700 stores, in 2012.
The world’s largest retailer said it will no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21. It also said it would remove toys and other items resembling assault-style rifles from its website. Walmart, which has nearly 5,000 U.S. stores, stopped selling AR-15s and other semi-automatic weapons in 2015.
The supermarket operator, which sells guns at its 44 Fred Meyer stores, said it would no longer sell firearms at those locations to anyone under 21. It had already stopped selling assault-style gun several years ago, except for in Alaska. Special orders for those guns are now unavailable in that state.
The outdoor retailer said it will no longer sell rifles to anyone under 21. L.L. Bean said it sells firearms only at its flagship store in Maine, and only guns specific to hunting and target shooting. The company said it does not carry assault-style firearms, high-capacity firearms, bump stocks or handguns.
The outdoor retailer, which has more than 150 stores, said it’s halting future orders of some brands of hiking and sporting equipment that are made by Vista Outdoor, a gun manufacturer. Those brands include CamelBak water carriers, Giro helmets and Camp Chef stoves.
Bass Pro Sports
The company, which also owns Cabela’s, did not respond to repeated requests for comment this week. A lawyer representing the families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting sent a letter to Bass Pro’s CEO asking him to halt sales of assault rifles nationwide. The company has about 200 Bass Pro and Cabela’s stores.
Camping World Holdings Inc.
The company, which owns Gander Outdoors, did not respond to repeated requests for comment this week. The company has more than 135 stores.