By AWR Hawkins
Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- On August 18th 2014 Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America launched its latest shame campaign to pressure Kroger – which owns Fred Meyer Grocery and QFC – to ban open carry of guns in its stores.
On the same day, August 18 2014, Fred Meyer released a statement indicating it will not be banning the open carry of guns but will instead continue to follow state and local laws.
According to KOIN CBS-Portland, a Fred Meyer Public Affairs representative said:
The safety of our customers and associates is one of our most important values. We don’t want to have to put our associates in a position of having to confront a customer who is legally carrying a gun. That is why our longstanding policy on this issue is to follow state and local laws.
This failure to sway Fred Meyer comes after Moms Demand Action failed to sway Staples or Starbucks to ban guns on their property, as well as the failure to get Facebook to “prohibit the private selling or trading of firearms on its platforms.”
Staples not only rejected Moms Demand Action’s request, they actually kicked them off their property.
Facebook users be sure and drop Kroger a Thank You on their FB page.
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