Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart change gun sales policies

Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart change gun sale policies. People in Fort Wayne share their point of view.

Posted: Feb 28, 2018 10:18 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)-All throughout the country major companies are speaking up about their stance on gun control and Wednesday, Dick's Sporting Goods took a stand.

"I think it's wonderful," said shopper Chris Williams.

"I mean if you want to do it for fun, at a range, but there's no reason to have assault rifles," said shopper Matthew Vorndran.

The company will no long sell assault-style weapons at it's Field and Stream stores, won't sell to anyone under the age of 21 and won't sell high-capacity magazines.

"The student that got the gun in Florida is 19-year-old, he bought it lawfully but he had some mental issues. If you're going to own an assault rifle or any gun, I think you need to be responsible for the use of that gun," said Vorndran.

Vietnam Veteran John Shull says he doesn't think the rifles are necessary for hunting either.

"I think a bold action rifle with a 10-11 round clip is plenty for hunting because you can drop the clip and put in another 10 round clip. I think that's enough."

But Shull says he does feel a little torn.

"I am pro second amendment. Solidly. I belong to the nra, and I own handguns and some of my handguns do take more than 10 round clips."

Many tell WFFT they think that these changes is a step in the right direction, but aren't sure if it will completely prevent mass or school shootings.

"I think that if they're going to be used, it should be used during war. Not here in the united states for people to shoot other people," said Williams.

Walmart has also announced Wednesday that it will no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21.

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