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Will You Stop Shopping At Kroger Now?

Jeff Katz
September 04, 2019 - 3:38 pm

Kroger is following Walmart's lead by asking customers to stop openly carrying guns in its stores, even in states where open carry is legal, CNBC reports.

Jessica Adelman, group vice president of corporate affairs, told CNBC in a statement:

"Kroger is respectfully asking that customers no longer openly carry firearms into our stores, other than authorized law enforcement officers. We are also joining those encouraging our elected leaders to pass laws that will strengthen background checks and remove weapons from those who have been found to pose a risk for violence."

Adelman also added that the company is recognizing Americans who are "no longer comfortable with the status quo."