On September 9, 2019, Meijer joined Walmart, Kroger, and Walgreens in banning customers from openly carrying firearms.
The retailer made the announcement via Twitter:
The safety of our customers and team members is our top priority, so we respectfully request that our customers do not open carry firearms at Meijer. We’ve made this decision because open carry can create an environment that makes our customers and team members feel unsafe.
— Meijer (@meijer) September 9, 2019
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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