Moms Rally Outside Kroger’s Investor Meeting to End Open Carry at Stores
About Our Campaign
Moms Demand Action supporters have delivered more than 300,000 petition signatures to Kroger stores and driven nearly 13,000 phone calls to Kroger headquarters — and their leadership still hasn’t taken action to create common-sense policies that would stop allowing the open carry of guns in its stores.
So we’re taking it up with Kroger’s investors. Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts is joining volunteers from Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee in Cincinnati directly outside of Kroger’s investor relations meeting, and asking them directly why the open carry of guns hasn’t been yet banned in its stores.
We’re taking to the airwaves and the streets of Cincinnati, too. Everytown for Gun Safety is running radio ads in the Cincinnati area that show the hypocrisy in Kroger’s policy, driving billboard trucks around the investor’s meeting to point out just how unreasonable their current policy is, and publishing a full page open letter in the Cincinnati Enquirer (Available Here). The radio ads are available below:
Polling from the Benenson Strategy Group shows widespread support for the reforms that Moms are asking for — 64 percent of Kroger shoppers think customers should not be allowed to open carry guns in Kroger stores. See the full polling memo here.
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