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Maine-Based L.L. Bean Raises Age to 21 to Buy Rifles

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    LL Bean to Stop Selling Guns to Those Under 21

    Outdoor retailer L.L. Bean says it will no longer sell guns or ammunition to anyone under the age of 21.

    (Published Friday, March 2, 2018)

    Outdoor retailer L.L. Bean will no longer sell rifles to anyone under 21.

    The company joined retail heavyweights Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods in changing policies in the wake of the Florida school massacre.

    L.L. Bean said in a statement late Thursday that it will no longer sell guns or ammunition to anyone under the age of 21.

    Company spokeswoman Carolyn Beem says L.L. Bean only sells firearms at its flagship store in Maine and only guns specific to hunting and target shooting.

    She says L.L. Bean does not carry assault-style firearms, high-capacity firearms, bump stocks or handguns of any kind.

    The announcements come two weeks after a teenager killed 17 students and educators with an AR-15 rifle in Florida.

    Retail heavyweights Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods have also taken steps to restrict gun sales. That follows moves by several other major corporations, including MetLife, Hertz and Delta Air Lines, that have cut ties with National Rifle Association following last month's school massacre in Florida.

    The announcements from the major national retailers came as students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, returned to class Wednesday for the first time since a teenager killed 17 students and educators with an AR-15 rifle on Feb. 14.

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