Since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, several companies have changed their policies with regards to the sale of firearms.
Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart, and Kroger have all limited the sale of firearms to people aged 21 or older. And now the most recent company to join this new trend is L.L. Bean.
L.L. Bean themselves have confirmed this through their official Twitter account:
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.
By itself, this isn’t a huge loss to the gun community. After all, L.L. Bean only had one store that was licensed to sell firearms, and that’s the one located in Freeport, Maine.
However, the thing that is troublesome is that this is a new movement that’s trending on its own without any pressure from government legislation.
If enough companies start doing this, it will be like an unofficial law that makes it more difficult for Americans to own firearms.
But why stop there? They could continue with this trend, later on raising the new age to 25, or 30, or whatever they want it to be as long as enough of them cooperate.
Of course, some retailers will continue selling to anyone…but will they have enough supply to meet the increased demand in that type of scenario?
This move by L.L. Bean and other companies is most likely caused by the recent shooting in Parkland, Florida and the pressure from liberal media companies.
What’s more is that there seems to be a lot of support in favor of L.L. Bean and the other companies making this policy change.
In fact, even some people who support gun rights are in favor of these policy changes either because they don’t understand it or think it will magically stop gun violence.
Most of us should realize that this policy change won’t have any impact on public shootings. People who do these criminal acts will get their hands on a gun somehow or other, and shootings like this will continue to happen.
The only thing that can stop them is the opposite of what the liberal media wants: remove gun control so responsible Americans can protect themselves and others around them.
So, what can we do about this? Some people who are angry at these companies have canceled their rewards cards and have even vowed to never shop there again.
You can vote with your wallet, too, by choosing not to shop at any store that puts this policy into place.