Matt Caldwell takes issue with retailers 'caving' on guns

03 March, 2018, 06:09 | Author: Franklin Nunez
  • Media Statements – DICK'S Sporting Goods

USA retailers Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods became the latest companies to shift course on guns Wednesday, announcing they were ending firearms sales to consumers under 21.

Walmart, the biggest gun seller, announced on Wednesday that it would not sell guns to anyone under 21 years of age.

Several major companies including airlines United (Shenzhen: 000925.SZ - news) and Delta and auto hire firm Hertz have cut ties with the NRA amid public outrage over the Florida massacre. "Companies are showing they can contribute if they are willing to lead".

On Thursday, the outdoor retailer REI announced it would stop ordering brands owned by Vista Outdoor - including Giro, Bell, and CamelBak - citing Vista Outdoor's silence about its plans for its firearm brands such as Savage Arms, which sells what it calls modern sporting rifles.

In the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, it emerged that alleged gunman Nikolas Cruz had purchased a firearm from Dick's.

People Shot, Killed On Central Michigan University Campus: CMU Police
Two people have been shot dead at Central Michigan University and police are still searching for the gunman. The US university said the shooting began on the fourth floor of Campbell Hall at around 8.30am local time.

Despite companies like DICK'S Sporting Goods making the decision to pull semi-automatic weapons off their shelves, Parker tells me he has no intention of following suit.

Visser hopes the government can get to the root of the problem with these mass shootings, which he says isn't guns.

Airsoft "toys" and guns, well-known as nonlethal weapons, even in close-range scenarios and when targeted at the most sensitive parts of the human body, have also been removed from all of Walmart's stores.

The NRA has aggressively pushed back on the idea of raising the age limit for purchasing firearms to 21, especially after President Donald Trump said the age should be boosted as well as adding regulation which promotes strong background checks.

Dick's employees, Stack's statement began, "are deeply disturbed and saddened by the tragic events in Parkland". He is charged with using an AR-15 semiautomatic assault rifle to carry out the killings.

Travis Scott Also Shared a New Stormi Webster Photo
Dressed in just a pair of black undies and a black crop top, Kylie shared her post-baby bod with her 104 million followers. Posing in a leaf-print tracksuit, the glamorous mum cradled baby Stormi who was wearing an adorable bunny-eared onesie.

Vista did not return an email seeking comment.

Bob Sheehan, owner of the Norwood Armory, said the major chains' actions aren't concerning to him unless they eventually ferment into a more sweeping change for the nation's gun laws.

Dick's said it would also stop selling assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. Joseph Feldman, a senior managing director at the Telsey Advisory Group, estimated that guns and ammunition account for 8 percent of the company's sales.

Oberg is typical of the thousands of gun store owners around the country.

"In their eyes, we are following in the law", Wallace said. Its stores had already stopped the sale of high-powered guns and accessories in 2015.

USA tourist questioned in Japan over torso and head
Video footage taken by a surveillance camera at the first apartment showed the man and the woman entering the building together. Separate footage also showed the man leaving the building alone multiple times carrying a large bag, according to local media.

A handful of independent firearms dealers in the Lewiston-Auburn area said this week that they were not changing their policies as a result of the mounting political pressure to place new restrictions on gun sales.


  • MWC 2018: HMD Global Unveils Nokia 1 Android Go Smartphone at $85

    MWC 2018: HMD Global Unveils Nokia 1 Android Go Smartphone at $85

    Its unibody is made from a solid block of 6000 series aluminium, with an 11-hour two-tone anodising and polishing process. The Xpress-on covers are available in four colors - gray, yellow, pink and azure and will be sold separately for $7.99.
    UN Documents Reveal 'Chemical' Cooperation between Syria, North Korea

    UN Documents Reveal 'Chemical' Cooperation between Syria, North Korea

    Ahead of the meeting, Mr Yakovenko said: " Russia is firmly committed to UN-led peace process and political settlement". The report was compiled by the UN Panel of Experts, which assesses North Korea's compliance with UN resolutions.
    Pak Border residents move to safer areas after huge shelling

    Pak Border residents move to safer areas after huge shelling

    The two armies have been exchanging intermittent small-arms and mortar fire over the past couple of years as ties deteriorated. Deputy Commissioner and Senior Superintendent of Police are on spot and looking after the people,".
  • Listeria sickens 10 in Australia with link to rockmelon

    Listeria sickens 10 in Australia with link to rockmelon

    All affected melons have been withdrawn from sale and distribution, and rockmelons now for sale are not affected. But the symptoms can take a few days or weeks to appear after eating contaminated produce.

    "Black Panther" Moves Closer to $1 Billion Mark; Earns $700 Million Globally

    Black Panther also showed off its staying power, with only a 47 percent drop in its audience numbers for the second weekend. The comedy, which received a B+ CinemaScore, skewed notably older, with only 14 percent of ticketbuyers age 25 and younger.
    Billy Graham, reaching the last person in the last row

    Billy Graham, reaching the last person in the last row

    He said Graham was the same man on that football field as he was during one-on-one visits in the White House. Editor's note: Before his death, Billy Graham approved the following response as his final My Answer column.
  • Prezzo to close 100 restaurants - HUNDREDS of jobs at risk

    Prezzo to close 100 restaurants - HUNDREDS of jobs at risk

    While an exact figure over how many jobs lost is yet to be announced, it is thought the move will affect hundreds of workers. Soaring business rates, National Living Wage costs and the Apprenticeship Levy have also taken their toll.
    Barcelona ace Suarez: Coutinho very different man and player to Liverpool days

    Barcelona ace Suarez: Coutinho very different man and player to Liverpool days

    In the second half, Coutinho netted a sensational fifth before Suarez completed the rout, tapping in from Ousmane Dembele's cross. Visiting striker Portu gave Girona a surprise lead in the third minute of their first La Liga game at the Nou Camp.
    Bruins Sign Brian Gionta To One-Year Contract

    Bruins Sign Brian Gionta To One-Year Contract

    And as many people were eating breakfast this morning, the news officially broke: Rick Nash would be joining the Bruins . The 6-0, 198-pound defenseman was selected by Boston in the second round (49th overall) of the 2016 draft .
  • Nene posts heartfelt tribute to agent Dan Fegan

    Nene posts heartfelt tribute to agent Dan Fegan

    A 29-year-old woman and Fegan's five-year-old son were critically injured in the crash and were airlifted to the hospital. The Aspen Times reports that the person who died was traveling in the SUV with two other people.
    UFC's Dana White: 'I'd Like to See Brock Lesnar Come Back'

    UFC's Dana White: 'I'd Like to See Brock Lesnar Come Back'

    Add into the mix that Lesnar's contract with the WWE is set to expire in just over a month and further fuel is poured on the fire. The other belt Velasquez is referencing to is his previous win over Lesnar back in 2010 for the UFC heavyweight title.
    Jaguars Stick with Bortles, Sign to Three-Year Extension

    Jaguars Stick with Bortles, Sign to Three-Year Extension

    That would be four potential difference makers, counting Robinson, that Bortles didn't have last season. That's the same time they can actually add a free agent quarterback. "He's very competitive.


Marvel's releasing Infinity Wars earlier because Iron Man said so
In addition to the Russo brothers , Robert Downey Jr .is also excited for the new release date for The Avengers: Infinity War . Marvel suggested the new late April date, to which the actor who portrays Iron Man in the film responded, "Great".

USA envoy quits as North Korea talks seem more likely
President Donald Trump to take charge of North Korea policy . "The messaging has been solid". South Korea this week urged Washington and Pyongyang to give ground to allow for talks.

United States oil extends gains to hold near three-week high
The lower freight costs afforded by the economies of scale of the VLCC cargo opens up the global market for US-produced crude oil. The accord ended a record global oil glut after more than two years of low crude prices that overstretched many state budgets.

Church of Holy Sepulchre to reopen doors after protest
He also set up a special committee to settle the matter with the heads of the churches. He clarified that taxes would not be imposed on structures used for worship.

ZTE launches full-screen Blade V9 smartphone
In terms of optics, the phone offers a dual rear camera setup that comprises of a 16MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary sensor. The device also sports a 5 Megapixel of selfie shooter camera as Secondary Camera for taking selfies and making Video calls.

Gaza Teenager Shot and Killed by Israeli Forces While Fishing
He warned that government workers who were employed after 2007 have only got around one and a half salary in the past five months. Israel restricts fishing to a seasonally adjusted zone of between 6 and 9 nautical miles.

Pink-Haired Kim And Kourtney Touch Down In Japan
Kim also suffered from low progesterone levels when she was pregnant with her son Saint West . Kim Kardashian anxious she wouldn't "care" about her third child as much as her other kids.

Kamal Haasan's heartfelt tribute to Sridevi
Sridevi , our favourite actress of all time is no more. "She was an extraordinary talent", said the director cum actor. As I write this, social media is fighting about one language fans ignoring Sridevi's films from another language.

Texas transgender wrestler competes in state tournament
Many parents have been outraged to see their daughters wrestling someone who, effectively, has the strength of a young man. Beggs posed. "I can tell the state Legislature to change the policy, but I can't tell them to change it right now".

Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake Strikes Papua New Guinea
Several other aid and missionary agencies said poor communications in the area made damage and injury assessment hard . The extent of damage, injuries or fatalities, if any, could not be immediately established.