Moms Ask Kroger to Adopt a Gun Sense Policy to Protect Customers and Employees
About Our Campaign
Moms Demand Action supporters have collected more than 360,000 signatures on our petition asking Kroger to prohibit the open carry of guns in its stores, and we’ve driven nearly 13,000 phone calls to Kroger headquarters — but Kroger’s leadership still hasn’t taken action to create common-sense policies that would stop allowing the open carry of guns in its stores.
Kroger’s refusal to enact a gun sense policy creates a dangerous environment for customers and employees alike. Numerous shootings and gun rallies have taken place at Kroger brand stores in recent years. Gun extremists continue to flaunt their weapons in Kroger stores, and make threatening statements on social media. 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.”
Furthermore, 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 employees and customers when the law won’t.
Throughout our campaign, we’ve not only called and gathered petition signatures. We’ve also run radio ads in the Cincinnati area that show the hypocrisy in Kroger’s policy, driven billboard trucks around their investor’s meeting in October 2014 to point out just how unreasonable their current policy is, and published 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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