A grocery store is one of the last places we should expect to see someone openly carrying a loaded weapon. But Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the country, has policies that allow customers to openly carry guns in its stores – where moms and their kids shop every day.
Numerous shootings and gun rallies have taken place at Kroger brand stores in recent years. The company policies that have enabled this to happen are not in line with its core values, which include creating a “safe and secure workplace and shopping environment.”
Most states have weak gun laws that let people openly carry guns even if they haven’t had a background check or training. Private businesses like Kroger have the responsibility to protect their customers when the law won’t.
Sign our Petition
Target, Chipotle, Starbucks, and other businesses have already responded to petitions from moms and supporters urging them to adopt common-sense gun policies in their stores. Now, we are calling on Kroger to do the same and protect families who shop in its stores.
Shop at Kroger Competitors That Have Gun Sense
This weekend, do your grocery shopping at a store that has stood up for customer safety by prohibiting open carry. Send us photos of where you shopped instead of Kroger, what you bought or your receipt, and include a sign that says #GroceriesNotGuns. Tweet your pics to @Kroger and post them to Kroger’s Facebook page. Then email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stores with gun sense policies include:
- Whole Foods
- Sprouts Farmers Market
Call 888-829-3790 or text KROGER to 877-877 and tell Kroger you want groceries, not guns.
Fast Tweet Kroger
Use our Fast Tweet tool to tell Kroger that you want #GroceriesNotGuns in their family of stores!