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USPublix asks customers not to openly carry guns in stores

01:30  12 september  2019
01:30  12 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Publix is the latest retailer asking customers to leave their guns at home.

Publix asks customers not to openly carry guns in stores© Dreamstime/Sun Sentinel/TNS The grocery retailer Publix is asking customers not to bring guns into stores in states where it's legal to open carry.

The Lakeland, Fla.-based supermarket chain joins the growing chorus of national retailers asking customers not to bring guns into stores in states where it is legal to openly carry firearms.

“Publix respectfully requests that only law enforcement officials openly carry firearms in our stores,” the chain told the Sun Sentinel in a statement.

Walgreens, CVS, Wegmans ask shoppers to not openly carry firearms

Walgreens, CVS, Wegmans ask shoppers to not openly carry firearms Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, CVS Health Corp and supermarket chain Wegmans Food Markets Inc said on Thursday they would start asking customers to not openly carry firearms in their stores, joining Walmart Inc and Kroger Co, in a change of gun policy following several deadly mass shootings in the United States. The retailers are among a growing number of U.S. companies, such as Delta Air Lines and Bank of America, that are responding to calls for action to help curtail the rash of gun violence that has plagued the nation, risking backlash from powerful gun owners' groups as politicians consider options.

Walgreens is asking customers to no longer openly carry guns into its stores in states where open carry is legal, the company announced Thursday. It is unclear exactly how the companies will enforce their requests that customers not openly carry in their stores . Laws in open - carry states

Walgreens is asking customers to no longer openly carry guns into its stores in states where open carry is legal, the company announced Thursday. The companies have thousands of stores in places where customers may be opposed to restrictions on when and where they can carry guns

Florida is not an open carry state, but Publix operates grocery stores in Alabama and North Carolina where open carry is allowed. The chain did not mention concealed weapons. Florida does issue concealed weapons permits.

Walmart announced it would stop selling handgun and short-barrel rifle ammunition, while requesting that customers not openly carry firearms in its stores, even where state laws allow it. CVS, Kroger and Starbucks soon followed suit.

Walmart made the announcement days after a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas.

After the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school massacre in 2018, South Florida March for Our Lives protesters staged a “die in” at a Coral Springs Publix after the chain made political donations to gubernatorial candidate and NRA supporter Adam Putnam. Publix responded by temporarily halting political contributions.

Putnam lost the election.

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