L.L. Bean is Latest Retailer to Raise Minimum Age for Gun Purchases to 21

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L.L. Bean became the latest retailer to announce that it will no longer sell guns or ammunition to customers younger than 21.

FREEPORT, MAINE — L.L. Bean became the latest retailer to announce that it will no longer sell guns or ammunition to customers younger than 21.

In response to a tweet from one consumer asking the outdoors retailer to change its policy, the Maine-based retailer replied late Thursday, “In the wake of this shooting 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.”

It’s the fourth high-profile retailer to change its policy on gun sales to younger customers in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting last month.

On Wednesday Dick’s Sporting Goods, the nation’s largest sporting goods retailer, and Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, announced new their restrictions. Dick’s also said it would no longer sell assault-style rifles to anyone at its stores. Kroger, the nation’s largest grocer, announced Thursday it would raise the age for weapon purchases at its Fred Meyer general merchandise stores.


  • Christopher English

    I’m a member of the NRA and I don’t see an issue with raising the age to purchase guns to 21. Heck, you have to be 21 to purchase cigarettes so a gun shouldn’t be an issue. I think there are just people that want to react to ANY change as someone trying to violate their constitutional rights and that’s definitely not true.

    • Rusty Knyffe

      And, why can’t my comment be posted, WNEP? It’s so telling when the left wingnut media accuses moderates and conservatives of being FASCISTS when a valid opinion is squelched because it might hurt someone’s feelings.

      Raise the age to enjoy ALL adult privileges to 21, including the age that individuals can enter into the military.

      Now, ban or delete that, and prove my point.

  • My Foot

    Trump says he agrees. “Assault rifle purchases should not be sold to people under 21”……”I am not afraid if the NRA”…….Trumpsters, this is your guy?

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