Walmart to discontinue firearms sales to people under age 21

NEW YORK (AP) - Walmart says it will no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21.

The nation's largest retailer made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.

In a statement, the company said "In light of recent events, we've taken an opportunity to review our policy on firearm sales."

This follows a similar announcement from Dicks Sporting Goods, one of the country's largest sporting goods retailers.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)