How far would you go to defend your rights if a store refused to sell you something because of a policy that discriminated against your age, even though you had every right to purchase the item by law? One man is showing just how far he’ll go to fight for his rights.
A 20-year-old southern Oregon man filed suit Monday against Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart after he says both national retailers refused to sell him a rifle in recent days.
Tyler Watson’s lawsuit could be the first of its kind in the U.S., according to his attorney, Max Whittington. Whittington knows of no others.
Watson claims he encountered age discrimination when he tried to buy a .22-caliber Ruger rifle on Feb. 24 in Medford at Field & Stream, which is owned by Dick’s Sporting Goods.