There’s a war on over “open carry” and Kroger stores is at the center of it. The fools who hate the 2nd Amendment at places like “Moms Demand Action” have been pressuring retailers to declare their stores “gun free zones.” Kroger has taken lots of heat from them.
It’s “open carry” that is the rub. Kroger is lining up on the right side of life.
While other major grocery chains in Texas are opposing the open carry law set to go into effect on January 1, Ohio-based Kroger has no intention to bar its customers from bringing guns into their stores.
Grocers like H-E-B, Whole Foods, Sprouts and Randall’s now display appropriate signage informing customers that they “may not enter this property with a handgun that is carried openly.”
Kroger, which has several stores in Dallas and Houston, however will not impose additional rules on gun owners.
Back in March, Kroger CFO Michael Schlotman revealed the store planned to abide by “local laws” whatever they may be.
“If the local gun laws are to allow open carry, we’ll certainly allow customers to do that based on what the local laws are,” Schlotman said appearing on CNBC’s Squawk Box. “We don’t believe it’s up to us to legislate what the local gun control laws should be. It’s up to the local legislators to decide to do that.”
“So we follow local laws [and]we ask our customers to be respectful to the other people they are shopping with. And we really haven’t had any issues inside of our stores as a result of that.”
That’s good for Kroger. We’re pleased to keep shopping at Frys in Phoenix – where it’s a reasonable assumption that probably half the shoppers are carrying a gun.
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