Moms group wants Kroger to ban guns in stores

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The Moms group that got Target, Chili’s and Chipotle to take a stance against guns called on Kroger to do the same Monday.

The organization, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, wants the grocery chain to ban guns from its stores.

The demand comes after a woman shot and killed her husband and then herself in Georgia at a Kroger parking lot in June, and other gun-related incidents at Kroger stores, the group said in a news release.

In dozens of states, including Georgia, openly carrying a gun is legal.

Kroger is one of the largest supermarket chains in the country, operating 2,642 super markets and nearly 1,000 convenience stores.

The gun control advocacy group was founded in response to the Sandy Hook school shooting and has partnered with billionaires Michael Bloomberg and Warren Buffett.

It has had success with its past campaigns. In May, Chipotle, Sonic and Chili’s restaurants folded under intense public pressure and asked customers to leave their guns at home. Target followed suit in July.

Kroger’s has a policy posted on its website on customers carrying firearms in its stores. While it doesn’t specifically ask customers to stop carrying guns into stores, it asks that they follow state and local laws and be respectful of others while shopping.

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  • dawnc

    You really think you are keeping guns out by keeping law abiding citizens legally carrying guns in their holsters while thugs walk in with them hidden under their waistbands?

  • Jeff C

    Great point Dawn! Gun free zones are killzones for criminals to take advantage of and kill unarmed law abiding citizens . I’m not going to be a duck in a shooting gallery! I will definately stay out of targetetc.!

  • Steve Campbell

    MDA is nothing more than a hysterical handful of women who ignore common sense and logic. Their protests have very few people in attendance compared to pro gun rights groups. When are groups like MDA going to start protesting in high crime inner city neighborhoods where the majority of shootings take place? I’d love to see that (from a distance of course).

  • Ahem....

    If I have a legal permit to carry a concealed weapon, I will do so, as I am permitted under law to do. The worst that could happen is that I would be asked to leave the store, and that’s only if anyone knew I had the weapon, which is sort of the whole point of concealing it in the first place. This is ridiculous.

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