Meijer Joins Walmart, Kroger, Walgreens in Banning Open Carry

DETROIT, MI - MAY 18: A man at a "Groceries For Guns" gun buyback program displays a $50 Meijer gift card that people were given in exchange for guns they brough in May 18, 2013 at the New St. Paul Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Detroit, Michigan. The …
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On September 9, 2019, Meijer joined Walmart, Kroger, and Walgreens in banning customers from openly carrying firearms.

The retailer made the announcement via Twitter:

Breitbart News reported Walmart and Kroger each announced a ban on open carry September 3, 2019. Kroger executives also made clear they are encouraging to Congress to act for more gun control and Walmart CEO Doug McMillon indicated his company was asking the White House to secure “common sense” gun controls.

On September 5, 2019, Walgreens joined Walmart and Kroger, banning open carry in its stores as well.

MLive reported  on Miejer’s ban on open carry, noting “it was not immediately clear what, if any, changes Meijer is making to sales of ammunition and firearms.”

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