20-Year-Old Sues Dick’s, Walmart Over New Gun Policies Following Florida High School Gun Massacre

An Oregon man filed suits Monday claiming Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart discriminated against the 20-year-old when they refused to sell him a rifle. Dick’s and Walmart restricted gun sales to adults 21 and older in the wake of the Florida high school massacre. The 19-year-old accused in the school slaying bought the AR-15 used in the attack legally. Oregon law allows residents to buy shotguns or rifles starting at age 18. The man’s lawsuits filed against the retailers in two separate counties claim he faced age discrimination from Dick’s and Walmart. The lawsuit is believed to be the first filed over the new gun policies enacted on Feb. 28. The lawsuit claims a store owned by Dick’s Sporting Goods in Medford, Oregon, refused to sell the man a .22-caliber Ruger rifle on Feb. 24. The suit says another Walmart in Oregon refused to sell him a gun on March 3. The man is asking judges to force Dick’s and Walmart “to stop unlawfully…

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