Kroger joins Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods hiking minimum age to buy guns

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Kroger (NYSE:KR), the largest U.S. supermarkete chain, said Thursday it will no longer sell guns, which is sells in its Fred Meyer stores, to buyers under 21 years of age, the company told Fox Business on Thursday. The move marks the third major retailer to restrict gun sales in the wake of the Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead.

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Besides raising the minimum age for buying guns, Kroger said it would raise the minimum age to buy ammunition to 21. The company sells firearms at 43 Fred Meyer locations in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Several years ago Kroger stopped selling assault-style rifles in Idaho, Oregon and Washington at Fred Meyer stores. On Wednesday the company decided to no longer sell those style of guns or special orders for them in Alaska.

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