One of America's gun retailers has made a big change to its policy in the wake of the recent school shooting tragedy in Florida.

Dick's Sporting Goods has released a statement saying that as of today, it will no longer sell firearms to anyone under the age of 21, and will discontinue the sale of assault-style rifles.

In the media statement released this morning, the retailer also anounced other changes in its gun-selling policy. They are:

  • We will no longer sell assault-style rifles, also referred to as modern sporting rifles. We had already removed them from all DICK’S stores after the Sandy Hook massacre, but we will now remove them from sale at all 35 Field & Stream stores.
  • We will no longer sell firearms to anyone under 21 years of age.
  • We will no longer sell high capacity magazines.
  • We never have and never will sell bump stocks that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire more rapidly.

In the media statement, Dick's said it had sold a weapon to the Parkland shooter in November of last year. The store said all the laws and rules were followed.

In the SouthCoast area, Dick's Sporting Goods stores are located in the Dartmouth Commons, State Road in North Dartmouth; in the Silver City Galleria in Taunton; and on Highland Ave in Seekonk.