Gander Mountain Company is pulling realistic replica guns from its stores in Minnesota and will sell only airsoft guns that are obviously and unmistakably toys. Gander Mountain will phase out realistic replica guns, in favor of guns that are more obviously toy guns, in all its 105 stores as soon as possible. According to the company, the new sales policy is in support of law enforcement agencies and ordinances.
“This is the right thing to do,” said Mark Baker, CEO of Gander Mountain. “We are dedicated to the safe and responsible use of the products we sell. Every firearm, whether it's a replica or the real thing, should be handled in a safe manner. By offering only airsoft guns that cannot be mistaken for real weapons, we are doing everything we can to encourage their safe handling and use.”