Walmart, Dick’s sued for age discrimination over gun sale policy change

Just weeks after two of America’s biggest retailers changed their policies to sell guns only to people aged 21 and over, they’re facing an age discrimination lawsuit. The changes were made following the Parkland school shooting.

Oregon man Tyler Watson filed lawsuits against both Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart after he was refused service when attempting to buy a .22-caliber Ruger rifle on February 24 and March 3 respectively. Dick’s Sporting Goods also announced it would no longer be selling so-called semi-automatic “assault rifles.”