New Delhi, Mar 1: American shopping giant Walmart on Wednesday said that it would restrict the sale of arms and ammunition to persons below the age of 21 and remove items resembling firearms. In a statement, world’s largest retailer that it has decided to increase the age for buyers of arms and ammunition from 18 to 21 in wake of recent shooting that shocked the country. In one of the deadliest mass shootings, at least 17 school children lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last month. Also Read - Florida Man Uses Coronavirus Relief Fund to Buy a $318,000 Lamborghini, Gets Caught After Car Crash
“We take seriously our obligation to be a responsible seller of firearms and go beyond Federal law by requiring customers to pass a background check before purchasing any firearm,” the company said. Also Read - Space Tourism Goes Extra as THIS US Company Undertakes to Fly People to Edge of Space
The company has already stopped the sale of firearms in 2015. The company said that it will also remove items resembling assault rifles from its website. Also Read - Baby Girl Born With No Arms or Legs Due to Rare Disorder in Madhya Pradesh Leaves Doctors Baffled
Many advocacy groups have been advocating the ban on firearms by revisiting Second Amendment, a fundamental law enshrined in the American constitution enabling every citizen to own a gun.