February 28, 2018 / 11:50 PM / 4 months ago

Walmart raises minimum age for buying firearms

(Reuters) - Walmart Inc (WMT.N) said on Wednesday that it was raising the minimum age at which customers could buy firearms and ammunition to 21 years.

FILE PHOTO: A customer pushes a shopping cart at a Walmart store in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. November 23, 2016. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/File Photo

The U.S. retailer is also removing items from its website resembling assault-style rifles, including non-lethal airsoft guns and toys, it said in a statement.

A massacre at a Florida high school two weeks ago has reopened a fierce debate over gun control in the United States.

Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien

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