Palmetto State Armory responds to Dick's Sporting Goods announcement on gun sales

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A Lowcountry business which sells guns, rifles, ammunition and accessories has issued a statement in wake of the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida and the subsequent move by Dick's Sporting Goods to stop selling "assault-style" rifles.

Dick's also announced it would stop selling high-capacity magazines and would no longer sell guns to anyone under to age of 21 regardless of state policy.

The Palmetto State Armory's statement can be found below. The company says it continues to support the second amendment. It also clarifies the meaning of "AR" in"AR-15".

Palmetto State Armory would like to go on record stating that we support the Second Amendment.  While this may seem like an obvious statement, we as a company felt it necessary to make our opinion known to the general public.  Palmetto State Armory also strongly supports the First Amendment which enables individuals to voice their opinions, even those in contrast with our own.  We believe that a primary purpose of the Second Amendment is actually to protect the First Amendment. 

The company has stores in both Mount Pleasant and Summerville. The statement was sent prior to Walmart announcing it would not sell firearms and ammunition to customers under the age of 21.

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