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A 20-year-old man is suing Walmart and Dick's for refusing to sell him a gun


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— and it could be the beginning of a legal nightmare

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HAYLEY PETERSON

Mar 6th 2018 11:38AM


Tyler Watson, 20, of Oregon, is suing Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart for refusing to sell him a .22-caliber Ruger rifle within the past two weeks.

The lawsuit accuses Walmart and Dick's of age discrimination.

The retailers recently raised the age restrictions for firearm purchases to 21 years or older.

{Did he sue over the drinking and voting ages???}

A 20-year-old Oregon man is suing Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart for refusing to sell him a gun.

Tyler Watson accuses by says he tried to buy a .22-caliber Ruger rifle on February 24 at Field & Stream, a chain of stores owned by Dick's Sporting Goods, and that an employee denied him the sale, saying it was the store's new policy not to sell firearms to anyone under he age of 21, The Oregonian reports.

A few days later, Dick's announced it would stop selling assault-style rifles and raise the minimum age requirements to 21 years old for purchasing a firearm in its stores. The policy was implemented in response to the school shooting last month in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 students and staff members.

Walmart subsequently followed Dick's lead and also raised its age requirements to 21 for the purchase of a firearm.

So when Watson visited a nearby Walmart on March 3 to purchase the Ruger rifle, he ran into the same problem. An employee refused to sell him the gun, citing the store's new policy on age requirements.

Watson's lawsuit accuses the retailers of age discrimination. Oregon state law allows residents who are 18 years of age or older to buy shotguns and rifles.

The lawsuit sets a troubling precedent for Walmart, Dick's, and other retailers if more 18 to 20-year-olds retaliate because they can't buy guns.

Walmart told The Oregonian that it will stand behind its new policy in court.

"We stand behind our decision and plan to defend it," Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove said. "While we haven’t seen the complaint, we will respond as appropriate with the court."



What do you want to bet Mr Wtson was hired by the NRA???

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We already HAVE age restrictions for buying a gun. We don't allow 8 year olds to buy them do we?
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There is no age limit listed in the US Constitution nor many state laws. The stores are denying him and all 18 - 20 y/os their Constitutional rights.

So what if the NRA put him up to it. Many NRA members are only 18 y/o.

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They are also denying an 8 year old THEIR constitutional right then.

The USC does not list any age... and since the govt already sets age limits on gun ownership.. among other things... how is this illegal?

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They are also denying an 8 year old THEIR constitutional right then.

The USC does not list any age... and since the govt already sets age limits on gun ownership.. among other things... how is this illegal?




It's not, he will lose the case, it's a frivolous lawsuit, which I thought the RW lunatics were against.
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Rocketman,

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There is no age limit listed in the US Constitution nor many state laws. The stores are denying him and all 18 - 20 y/os their Constitutional rights.



These laws prohibit what the government can do, not a private company. Big difference, so I'm sure you can point to the federal law which is being broken here.

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What do you want to bet Mr Wtson was hired by the NRA???

I'd read about halfway through the report when I was struck by that same thought.

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There is no age limit listed in the US Constitution nor many state laws. The stores are denying him and all 18 - 20 y/os their Constitutional rights.

So what if the NRA put him up to it. Many NRA members are only 18 y/o.



But if it is the letter of the 2A that you are concerned with, then why persecute the mentally ill?

The 2A doesn't exclude the mentally ill.

In fact, you are wanting to INFRINGE on their right to own a gun.

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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.



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   If he was a gay bride shopping for a cake he would have a case!

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Double standard there Sisl.

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