Bloomberg Group Targets Kroger Grocery Stores in Latest Gun Ban Campaign, Kroger Pushes Back

August 18 2014
by GSL Staff
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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group, Moms Demand Action, has set their sights on their next corporation in an attempt to get them to take a stance against guns.

Kroger grocery stores, the nation’s largest grocery store chain is now the focus of a MDA campaign.

The move comes after demonstrations held inside of Kroger stores by Open Carry Tarrant County. While Open Carry Texas and other open carry groups have urged their members not to put private businesses in the middle of the debate by carrying inside of them for the most part, Open Carry Tarrant County still engages in the practice.


However, Kroger, which has an extremely heavy presence in the southern United States, isn’t backing down that easily.

According to a statement made by Kroger company spokesman Keith Dailey to The Huffington Post,

“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,” Daily said.

“We know that our customers are passionate on both sides of this issue and we trust them to be responsible in our stores.”

Previously, Moms Demand Action has targeted Starbucks, Jack in the Box, Sonic, and Target in similar campaigns. In all of those cases, the companies in question asked that customers not carry firearms in their establishments, but stopped short of a ban on the practice, where legal

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