L.L.Bean, REI, Mountain Equipment Co-Op Take Stand Against Gun Policies

L.L.Bean is joining the list of retailers changing its firearm sale policies in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla. in February. The outdoor gear retailer will raise the minimum age to purchase firearms and ammunition in its flagship store from 18 to 21, following in the footsteps of DICK’S Sporting Goods, Walmart and Fred Meyer. The Freeport, Maine store is the only L.L.Bean location that sells firearms.

The retailer does not sell assault-style firearms, high-capacity firearms, bump stocks or handguns.

Meanwhile, REI and Mountain Equipment Co-Op both have suspended their relationships with Vista Outdoor, a designer and manufacturer of outdoor sports and recreation products, until Vista reconsiders its policies for its firearm brands. Vista Outdoor manufactures products such as CamelBak water bottles, Bell…