Meijer, Aldi now asking customers not to open carry guns in stores

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Meier and Aldi have joined a list of stores asking customers not to open carry guns in stores.

Meijer said in a statement posted on social media, “The safety of our customers and team members is our top priority, so we respectfully request that our customers do not open carry firearms at Meijer. We’ve made this decision because open carry can create an environment that makes our customers and team members feel unsafe.”

“At ALDI, the safety of our employees, customers and the community is our highest priority. Alongside many other businesses, we are asking that our customers refrain from openly displaying firearms in any of our stores, except for authorized law enforcement personnel,” Aldi said in a statement online.

Both companies made the statements on Monday.

Walmart and Kroger made similar decisions last week. Starbucks, Target and Wendy's have also made similar requests of their customers.

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