L.L. Bean will no longer sell guns, ammo to those under 21

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L.L. Bean announced Thursday it will no longer sell guns or ammunition to anyone under 21 years of age.

The Maine-based outdoors company posted the announcement to its Twitter account in a response to a customer who asked the company to no longer sell guns and ammo to those under 21.

CNN reports the company’s flagship store in Freeport, Maine, is its only store licensed that sells firearms. 

The company doesn’t sell guns or ammunition on its website, but does sell certain firearm accessories, such as gun safes, cleaning kits and rifle cases.

The outdoors company joins a host of others increasing the minimum age for gun purchases following last month’s deadly Florida school shooting.

Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, announced Wednesday it would no longer sell guns and ammunition to those under 21 years of age. It also pledged to remove items from its website “resembling assault-style rifles, including nonlethal airsoft guns and toys.”

Dick’s Sporting Goods, one of the nation’s largest sporting goods retailers, also announced this week it would stop selling assault-style rifles, and Kroger announced Thursday it would no longer sell guns and ammunition in its Fred Meyer stores to those under 21 years of age.

President Trump on Wednesday urged Congress to considering increasing the minimum age for buying rifles, from 18 to 21.

“This is not a popular thing to say in terms of the NRA, but I’m going to have to say it. … I think it’s something you have to think about,” Trump told a bipartisan group of lawmakers during a White House meeting, referring to the National Rifle Association.

The suspected Parkland shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, allegedly used an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. 

Federal law enforcement officials have said the gun was purchased legally.

The NRA has opposed increasing the minimum age for gun purchases, and some Republican lawmakers have also opposed the idea.

Updated at 7:50 a.m.

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