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Publix Wants Only Cops to Carry Guns in Its Supermarkets

Publix Wants Only Cops to Carry Guns in Its Supermarkets
Publix supermarket in Surfside, Florida (Alexf/Wikimedia Commons)

Thursday, 12 September 2019 08:00 AM

If you're carrying a gun, Florida's largest supermarket chain doesn't want to see it.

Publix Supermarkets is joining a growing number of retailers in asking customers not to openly carry firearms in its stores.

Publix said in a statement Wednesday that it requests that only law enforcement officers openly carry firearms in its supermarkets.

The Lakeland, Florida-based chain has 1,226 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

In the months after the 2018 massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, Publix came under fire from survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for donating to the campaign of a Florida gubernatorial candidate aligned with the National Rifle Association.

The students held "die-ins" at two stores in South Florida.

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