On its Twitter feed, L.L. Bean posted that in the wake of the Parkland shooting on Feb. 14, "we have reviewed our policy on firearm sales, and we will no longer be selling guns or ammunition to anyone under the age of 21."
Officials with the supermarket chain Kroger announced Thursday that the company's Fred Meyer locations will stop selling guns to people under the age of 21, according to The Wall Street Journal. Kroger sells firearms at 43 Fred Meyer stores in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
Walmart is changing its gun-purchasing policy in the wake of the deadly school shooting on Valentine's Day in Parkland, Florida, following the lead of Dick's Sporting Goods, which did the same thing earlier Wednesday. One of the nation's largest retailers and sellers of guns and ammunition, Walmart announced it's raising the age to buy a firearm in its stores to 21. "In light of recent events, we've taken an opportunity to review our policy on firearm sales," the company said in a statement.
Washington-based outdoor retailer REI is putting on hold partnerships with a company that owns a gun manufacturer. While REI doesn't sell guns, it does sell products from companies that recently have been acquired by Vista Outdoors. Companies under Vista Outdoors include Giro, Bell, Camelbak, Camp Chef and Blackburn. Vista also owns Savage Arms, which manufactures guns, including modern sporting rifles.
FIVE FAST BUSINESS READS
• Could Dayton see a hyperloop stop? City included in feasibility study
• Macy's outlet store to open at shopping center in Dayton area
• Toys "R" Us reportedly plans to close another 200 stores
• Check out this $1 million home for sale in Clearcreek Twp.
• Tyra Patterson: Every day is a second chance