In response to the Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead, Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods and L.L. Bean said they would no longer sell guns to anyone under the age of 21.
Anyone with half a brain knows all three retailers were simply virtue signaling. They all knew they’d get a couple of days’ worth of good, free press and pats on the back for “doing the right thing.”
Well, it was only a matter of time until a lawsuit would be filed challenging their new policy. A 20-year-old man is now claiming “discrimination,” saying Walmart and Dick’s refused to sell him a rifle. The young man’s lawyer claims the man was completely unaware of the new policy.
Really? Seriously? He was totally ignorant to the new policies? Does he not own a television, computer or radio? Regardless, the young man is most assuredly going to lose.
Walmart is a billion-dollar corporation. They will have high-powered, high-paid attorneys as will Dick’s. Walmart and Dick’s aren’t going to reverse their policies anytime soon.
The fact of the matter is is that these are private companies. They have the right to do as they please. I may not like the policy, but guess what? I also have the right to take my business elsewhere.
Remember something else, President Donald has also advocated for similar positions as that of Walmart and Dick’s.
This lawsuit will change nothing.