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Fred Meyer to no longer sell firearms, ammunition: 'Sales continue to decline'

Fred Meyer stores will begin phasing out sales of all guns and ammunition, a spokesperson for the company confirmed late Friday evening. (SBG photo)

Fred Meyer stores will begin phasing out sales of all guns and ammunition, a spokesperson for the company said.

Earlier this month, Fred Meyer announced they would stop selling guns and ammo to anyone under 21 years of age.

They've also confirmed they'll pull all magazines that showcase assault-type weapons.

Here's a statement from the company regarding the decision to stop selling guns altogether:

Fred Meyer has made a business decision to exit the firearms category. We are currently working on plans to responsibly phase out sales of firearms and ammunition. We made the decision early last week after evaluating changing customer preferences and the fact that we've been steadily reducing this category in our Fred Meyer stores over the last several years due to softening consumer demand. More recently we have been transitioning away from gun departments as a result of our ongoing work to optimize space in our Fred Meyer stores. The firearms category represents about $7 million annually of Fred Meyer's revenue - and sales continue to decline.
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