Angela Reddock-Wright, Esq. Guest Legal Commentator on ABC News Channel 7 News
JOSEPH PISANI, The Associated Press – NEW YORK (AP) – Kroger and L.L. Bean said Thursday they will no longer sell guns to anyone under 21, becoming the third and fourth major retailers this week to put restrictions in place that are stronger than federal laws. The announcements follow those by Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart, emphasizing the pressure companies are facing to take a stand.
Kroger, the nation’s largest grocery chain, said that since a mass shooting last month at a Florida high school that killed 17 people, it’s become clear that gun retail outlets must go beyond what current U.S. laws requires.
The 19-year-old accused in the school slaying bought the AR-15 used in the attack legally. Federal law allows people 18 and older to purchase long guns such as rifles.