Mothers Group Takes Stand To Keep Guns Out Of Grocery Store
Moms across the country say it's time for an Ohio grocery chain to take guns out of its stores.
The group Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America is taking the stand against Kroger.
“I don't think that's something you want to see when you are shopping with children. How do I know who you are--a good guy or a bad guy when you walk into the store with a gun?” says Julie Eichorn. “There have been twenty incidents across the country of shootings or threats of shootings. So that seems dangerous.”
The group is demanding the store voluntarily says no to guns.
Currently, if you have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, you can take it into stores – unless the store says no.
At Kroger, you are free to shop while armed.
The company released a statement that said:
The safety of our customers and associates is one of our most important company values. Millions of customers are present in our busy grocery stores every day and we don't want to put our associates in a position of having to confront a customer who is legally carrying a gun. That is why our long-standing policy on this issue is to follow state and local laws and to ask customers to be respectful of others while shopping. We know that our customers are passionate on both sides of this issue and we trust them to be responsible in our stores.