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Oregon: 20 year old sues Dicks for refusal to sell rifle

Postby Bruenor » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:51 am

Looks like the first test case has been filed.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government ... ell-rifle/
The plaintiff, Tyler Watson, claims he faced “Unlawful Age Discrimination.”

Watson attempted to buy the rifle “on or about February 24” at a Medford, Oregon, Field and Stream store. (Field and Stream is subsidiary of Dick’s.) Watson’s suit, filed in the Circuit Court of Oregon for the County of Jackson, says a store employee refused the purchase and indicated, “He would not sell [Watson] any firearm, including rifles and shotguns, or ammunition for a firearm, because [Watson] is under 21 years old.”

The employee referenced Dick’s recent policy shift, disallowing firearm sales to anyone under 21, and cited the policy as the reason for denying the sale.

Watson’s suit alleges that Dick’s policy violates Oregon law against age-based discrimination for people 18 years and older in places of public accommodations. State law includes prohibitions against discrimination in stores that are open to the general public.
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Re: Oregon: 20 year old sues Dicks for refusal to sell rifle

Postby WY_Not » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:17 am

Dupe post.

Here's hoping the plaintiffs win and win BIG. :twisted:
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Re: Oregon: 20 year old sues Dicks for refusal to sell rifle

Postby bignflnut » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:18 am

He also attempted a purchase at Wal-Mart, and is going after them also...
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Re: Oregon: 20 year old sues Dicks for refusal to sell rifle

Postby djthomas » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:08 am

If this gains any legs expect Oregon to change its discrimination law very quickly.
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Re: Oregon: 20 year old sues Dicks for refusal to sell rifle

Postby docachna » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:55 am

This was my first thought when this all started.

Hard to say age discrimination is prohibited --- except where we agree with it.
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Re: Oregon: 20 year old sues Dicks for refusal to sell rifle

Postby bignflnut » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:04 pm

docachna wrote:Hard to say age discrimination is prohibited --- except where we agree with it.


Rule of law or Rule of PC/men?

This won't see a jury, right?-- so it will be up the the judge and the lawyers.
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Re: Oregon: 20 year old sues Dicks for refusal to sell rifle

Postby evan price » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:31 pm

Oregon has a specific law preventing age discrimination for 18 and above where the transaction is otherwise legal.
I thought this was silly at first but now that I've read the Oregon law it's almost a guaranteed win.
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Re: Oregon: 20 year old sues Dicks for refusal to sell rifle

Postby JediSkipdogg » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:17 pm

evan price wrote:Oregon has a specific law preventing age discrimination for 18 and above where the transaction is otherwise legal.
I thought this was silly at first but now that I've read the Oregon law it's almost a guaranteed win.


Just like the Colorado baker. They happened to live in a state that prohibits sexual orientation discrimination.

Unfortunately, if this case does make it large, I'm not sure how it would affect a state like Ohio where we have no age discrimination.
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Re: Oregon: 20 year old sues Dicks for refusal to sell rifle

Postby cashman966 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:42 am

JediSkipdogg wrote:
evan price wrote:Oregon has a specific law preventing age discrimination for 18 and above where the transaction is otherwise legal.
I thought this was silly at first but now that I've read the Oregon law it's almost a guaranteed win.


Just like the Colorado baker. They happened to live in a state that prohibits sexual orientation discrimination.

Unfortunately, if this case does make it large, I'm not sure how it would affect a state like Ohio where we have no age discrimination.


Actually Ohio does have an age discrimination law

4112.02 Unlawful discriminatory practices.
It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice:

(G) For any proprietor or any employee, keeper, or manager of a place of public accommodation to deny to any person, except for reasons applicable alike to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, military status, national origin, disability, age, or ancestry, the full enjoyment of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, or privileges of the place of public accommodation.
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Re: Oregon: 20 year old sues Dicks for refusal to sell rifle

Postby JediSkipdogg » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:51 am

cashman966 wrote:
JediSkipdogg wrote:
evan price wrote:Oregon has a specific law preventing age discrimination for 18 and above where the transaction is otherwise legal.
I thought this was silly at first but now that I've read the Oregon law it's almost a guaranteed win.


Just like the Colorado baker. They happened to live in a state that prohibits sexual orientation discrimination.

Unfortunately, if this case does make it large, I'm not sure how it would affect a state like Ohio where we have no age discrimination.


Actually Ohio does have an age discrimination law

4112.02 Unlawful discriminatory practices.
It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice:

(G) For any proprietor or any employee, keeper, or manager of a place of public accommodation to deny to any person, except for reasons applicable alike to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, military status, national origin, disability, age, or ancestry, the full enjoyment of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, or privileges of the place of public accommodation.


Interesting and good find. Was looking at a website that showed all states with age discrimination laws and Ohio wasn't on their list.
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Re: Oregon: 20 year old sues Dicks for refusal to sell rifle

Postby WY_Not » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:25 pm

So...

Ohio has an age discrimination statute. Who has an 18, 19, or 20 year old that needs to go buy a new rifle or shotgun. :mrgreen:
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Re: Oregon: 20 year old sues Dicks for refusal to sell rifle

Postby bignflnut » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:35 pm

Tyler Watson, a 20-year-old Oregonian, settled his age discrimination lawsuit last month against Dick’s Sporting Goods. In February, the retailer changed its firearms policy, raising the minimum age to buy a gun to 21.

Soon after the change, Watson attempted to by a .22 caliber Ruger rifle and was turned away.

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Earlier this week, Forbes reported that Dick’s is considering removing all hunting gear from its stores, and has already done so in 10 pilot stores.

Walmart also raised the minimum age to buy a firearm and Watson has a similar lawsuit pending against them.

That trial is scheduled to start in January 2019.
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Re: Oregon: 20 year old sues Dicks for refusal to sell rifle

Postby Bruenor » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:16 pm

Sure wish the settlement agreement wasn't sealed.. would sure like to know what he settled for. Obviously Dicks isn't admitting to doing anything wrong, or changing their ways.
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