Kroger, Walgreens, CVS, Wegmans Follow Walmart’s Lead, Ban Open Carry

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Kroger, Walgreens, CVS, Wegmans decided to follow Walmart’s lead and limit Second Amendment rights by banning open carry in their stores. This follows the Odessa shooting in which a man probably obtained his rifle on the black market illegally. It has nothing to do with open carry, but the CEOs likely feel this will make customers feel safer, but it’s also political.

The problem here is the stores are moving towards politicizing the Constitution, lobbying for universal background checks. Walmart has gone much further. Walmart will end sales of handguns in Alaska and will discontinue the sale of short-barrel rifle and handgun ammo in stores nationwide in addition to banning open carry.

Kroger made its announcement within hours of Walmart asking its customers not to open carry in its stores, according to WILX.

Kroger and Walmart are the country’s two largest grocery chains and both are asking for tougher background checks to buy guns, according to the Washington Post.

That’s very political. If it is true the Odessa killer bought his gun on the black market, tougher background checks would not have done a thing to stop the carnage.

“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, told CNBC. “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.”

This takes them into the lobbying category.

There is no evidence that open carry has a blessed thing to do with universal background checks or mass shootings. In fact, it’s highly unlikely anyone will attack someone wearing a gun.

Most mass shootings take place in gun-free zones.


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Dale Casto
Dale Casto
2 years ago

This Libtard Idiots have it backwards. Well, no, not really. They are slyly furthering the agenda of stigmatizing everything American, most of all the 2nd. Amendment.
Given that it is a FELONY for a felon to have a firearm of any kind, those most likely to use the gun will NEVER open carry it.

So why ban something that only law abiding citizens can do.

Simple. The more people open carry the more crybaby Libards (actually NO, they are beyond reason and learning) – make that the undecided will be accustomed to seeing them and after seeing a few hundred they might even come to realize the gun is not going to jump out of it’s holster and shoot everyone in sight.
THAT will work against the SOROS, Globilast Libturds in using a one in 100,000,000 chance of getting shot to eliminate any chance of resistance to the – and the Science Fiction Fans will get this – BORG.

Robert C. Laity
Robert C. Laity
2 years ago

In States with open carry laws, a person who legally owns a gun can open carry it in public places. Does a store that caters to the public and opens it’s doors to the public have the right to violate a person’s rights? The ENTIRE USA is covered by the Bill of Rights and Constitution as a whole. The right to bear arms is a nationwide right. A right guaranteed by the constitution cannot be abrogated by any law rule or regulation- Miranda v Arizona, USSCt. (1962).

Robert C. Laity
Robert C. Laity
2 years ago

In States with open carry laws, a person who legally owns a gun can open carry it in public places. Does a store that caters to the public and opens it’s doors to the public have the right to violate a person’s rights? The ENTIRE USA is covered by the Bill of Rights and Constitution as a whole. The right to bear arms is a nationwide right. A right guaranteed by the constitution cannot be abrogated by any law rule or regulation- Miranda v Arizona, USSCt. (1962).

Bev
Bev
2 years ago

Besides taking away their
shoppers’ rights to self-defense, Kroger is about to “lay an egg” to reduce their environmental footprint (amount of harmful cow fart gas that will destroy the planet Earth): Kroger grocery stores will sell meatless burger patties (yuck!) and other plant-based foods, such as eggs that are made with ‘gas producing’ mung beans.

David L Gustafson
David L Gustafson
2 years ago

This is a bullshit story. As a permitted concealed carry person it makes me uncomfortable to see a macho-strutting dude sporting the biggest gun possible on his hip. No need to show off your big gun to distract from your small mind and penis.