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Grocer Kroger Asks Customers to Quit Openly Carrying Guns in Stores

Grocer Kroger Asks Customers to Quit Openly Carrying Guns in Stores
A customer exits a Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss., Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

Wednesday, 04 September 2019 10:32 AM

U.S. grocer Kroger Co. has begun asking customers to stop openly carrying firearms in stores, a change in policy, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

Kroger previously had followed local and state laws on the matter, she said.

"Kroger is respectfully asking that customers no longer openly carry firearms into our stores, other than authorized law enforcement officers," Jessica Adelman, group vice president of corporate affairs, said in an emailed statement.

"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."

Cincinnati, Ohio-based Kroger's announcement follows Walmart Inc on Tuesday saying it would discontinue sales of ammunition for handguns and some assault-style rifles in stores across the United States.

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U.S. grocer Kroger Co has begun asking customers to stop openly carrying firearms in stores, a change in policy, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
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