Walmart says it will not sell firearms, ammunition to customers under 21

(WIS) - Walmart, one of the nation's largest retailers, announced Wednesday that stores will not sell firearms or ammunition to customers under the age of 21.

The statement comes on the same day that Dick's Sporting Goods announced it would end the sale of assault-style firearms from their stores, effective immediately.

Walmart said the changes would be implemented "as quickly as possible." Their full statement says:

In light of recent events, we've taken an opportunity to review our policy on firearm sales. Going forward, we are raising the age restriction for purchase of firearms and ammunition to 21 years of age. We will update our processes as quickly as possible to implement this change.

Walmart has more than 11,695 stores in 28 countries. The retailer earned $485.9 billion in 2017, according to their website.

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