L.L. Bean Becomes Latest Outdoor Brand to Ban Firearm and Ammo Sales to Buyers Under 21
OutdoorHub Reporters 03.02.18
The outdoor retailer L.L. Bean has decided to raise the minimum age for purchasing guns in its stores from 18 to 21 years old.
L.L. Bean joins a growing list of companies to tighten things up on firearm sales in response to a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida last month.
Here’s a tweet from L.L. Bean elaborating on their decision:
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. ^kw
— L.L.Bean (@LLBean) March 2, 2018
If you were surprised to hear the news yesterday that the grocery chain Kroger Co. sold guns, this news might come out of left field as well. It should be noted that the Maine-based outdoor brand strictly sells guns out of their flagship store where they specifically target hunting/target shooting sports, and therefore only sell shotguns and hunting rifles.
This news comes after the company announced in a letter last month, that they would no longer honor their unlimited returns policy.
As outdoor enthusiasts, how do you react to this news from L.L. Bean?