Walmart Inc. - the nation's biggest gun seller and Colorado's largest retailer - late Wednesday announced it will raise its age limit for all gun and ammunition sales to 21.
Walmart's move followed a similar policy change announced earlier Wednesday by another major firearms seller, Dicks's Sporting Goods Inc.
Walmart (NYSE: WMT) -- parent of the Walmart and Sam's Club chains as well as Walmart.com -- said it would require buyers of any type of gun to be 21 or older. Under federal law, 18-year-olds could buy certain kinds of rifles and other weapons, but not handguns.
“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,” a Walmart statement said. "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."
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