Watson's suit alleges that Dick's policy violates OR law against age-based discrimination for people 18 years and older in places of public accommodations.
In light of recent events, we reviewed our policy on firearm sales.
"We stand behind our decision and plan to defend it", Hargrove said. This is the news that businesses such as Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart are, in my opinion, showing prejudice (a preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience) against people my age (18 to 20) and are trampling on Second Amendment constitutional rights.
Stack's statements come in the wake of 17 people killed in a February 14 massacre at a high school in Parkland, Fla., in which the gunman used a semi-automatic rifle.
Commissioner Brad Avakian said in a letter to Oregon House and Senate leaders Tuesday that state law only provides for age-related exemptions for alcohol and marijuana sales.
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While the 20-year-old claims the first incident happened on February 24, the gun policies changed on February 28.
Fulton's attorney says that the teen would have passed a federal background check, which legally qualifies him to buy a rifle in MI. Stack said he was surprised that the 19-year-old Parkland gunman had purchased a shotgun at a Dick's store last year, though that gun was not the weapon used in the school shooting. But Watson was informed by an employee the company had a new policy in place and would not sell firearms or ammunition to anyone under 21.
The action cites OR statutes that allow people 18 OR older to buy a rifle OR shotgun in the state.
Christian Smith, a 35-year-old Troy resident who works in Moscow, said he agrees with Dick's gun policy changes.
Watson's complaint is detailed in two separate lawsuits filed in two different counties based on the retailers' violation of Oregon's discrimination law, according to his attorney Max Whittington.
Watson's complaint requests that judges force the two retailers "to stop unlawfully discriminating against 18, 19, and 20 year-old customers at all OR locations". Watson is also seeking punitive damages "because of the willful nature of the discrimination" and to cover his attorney fees.
As for Walmart, a spokesman for the retailer told Oregon Live they are standing behind their policy, despite the legal action.
Liberty University law professor Jeff Tuomala said Tyler Watson, the person suing the corporations, has a strong case.