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Article Date: March 2018
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Dick’s, Walmart Sued over Minimum Age to Buy Firearms


Tyler Watson, a 20-year-old Oregon resident, filed two separate lawsuits against the retailers after clerks at the Medford Field & Stream and Grants Pass Walmart stores refused to sell him a rifle because of his age. Oregon state law prohibits discrimination based on age, along with other protected characteristics, in a place of public accommodation, but does not specify any age requirements to buy firearms. Federal law sets a minimum age of 21 to purchase handguns and 18 to buy all other types of firearms. Watson’s attempted purchase at Walmart was on Mar. 3, after the retailer had raised its ... Log in to view full article.

 


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