National Grocery Chain: We Follow The Law, Not Anti-Gun Hysteria

National Grocery Chain: We Follow The Law, Not Anti-Gun Hysteria

National Grocery Chain: We Follow The Law, Not Anti-Gun Hysteria

Several national retailers have made the decision to violate Americans’ 2nd Amendment rights by implementing anti-firearm policies that appease gun grabbers and make patrons less safe. That’s why you should be sure to support this grocery store that has vowed to protect your right to self-defense.

With a new open-carry law making headlines in Texas, the state’s largest grocery retailer, H.E.B., along with Safeway and lefty supermarket du jor Whole Foods have all announced that they won’t allow customers to exercise their open carry rights while shopping.

But Kroger CEO Michael Schlotman says gun-toting Texans, whether they opt for concealed or open carry, are welcome to exercise their constitutional right to self-defense in his company’s stores.

While its major competitors in the state have all posted gun-free zone notices, Kroger issued the following statement in August:

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.

Unlike his competitors, Schlotman says following the law is more important to his company than appeasing patrons who don’t understand the virtue of the 2nd Amendment.

“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. 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,” he told Forbes.

 

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