Tell Kroger Moms want #GroceriesNotGuns
Moms head to the grocery store on a weekly, sometimes daily basis — often with kids in tow. We don’t expect to face armed strangers when we shop with our families. That’s why we’re asking Kroger, the country’s largest grocery retailer, to prohibit open carry at its supermarkets. In recent years, man shootings and gun rallies have taken place at Kroger brand stores, which include Fred Meyer, Ralph’s, Smiths, Food4Less, Harris Teeter, and others. The company policies says that its core values include creating a “safe and secure workplace and shopping environment.” It’s time for Kroger to live up to that promise. Tell Kroger to end open carry at its supermarkets:
Panera Puts Gun Sense on the Menu
Today Panera Bread CEO Ronald M. Shaich announced that the company will proactively ask guests at its 1,800 bakery-cafés in 40 states to leave their firearms at home. Panera’s announcement comes after months of discussions between Moms Demand Action and Panera. Join us in saying thank you to Panera for its gun sense.
Exactly one month ago today, Moms Demand Action launched a campaign asking Target to stop allowing open carry around our children and families. This morning, Target announced that it heard our concerns and will no longer allow firearms inside stores. This huge change made by one of our country’s largest and leading retailers is proof that when women and mothers collectively use our voices and votes, we will change the culture of gun violence in America.
Preventing Child Access to Guns
Children and unsecured guns are a lethal combination. Again and again, we are horrified by the story of another child killed or injured with a negligently stored gun. According to a newly released report by Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety, at least 100 children were killed in unintentional shootings between December 2012 and December 2013—and the vast majority of these tragedies could have been prevented if the guns were stored responsibly. Moms Demand Action will be working on a variety of initiatives throughout the year to reduce the number of unintentional shootings and to keep our kids safe.