After the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida almost a month ago the left has been pushing gun control as the only way to curb violence in the country. As the debate continues to heat up on social media and in the mainstream media WalMart has decided to weigh in by banning people under the age of 21 to purchase firearms.
Well, if they thought this was going their way, they were wrong since one 20-year-old man has decided to sue the box store giant for discriminating against him.
Here is more from The Hill:
A 20-year-old Oregon man has filed two lawsuits against companies who recently changed their gun sale policies to prevent anyone under the age of 21 from purchasing a rifle.
Tyler Watson alleges in one of the lawsuits that he attempted to purchase a .22 rifle from Field and Stream, which is owned by Dick’s Sporting Goods, on Feb. 24, but was turned away because of his age.
Dick’s publicly announced four days later that it would stop selling guns to people under the age of 21, and would also end the sale of assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines. The company made the announcement in response to the school shooting at a Florida high school last month.
In the second lawsuit, Watson accuses Walmart, which announced its new gun-sale policy on the same day as Dick’s, of age discrimination, saying that he tried to purchase a rifle at a Walmart store on March 3.
A Walmart spokesman told the Oregonian in a statement that the company would stand by its new policy, but that he has not seen Watson’s complaint.