9/18/2014

Kroger's stands up to Bloomberg's Moms Demand Action, Kroger's Michigan representatives say Bloomberg's group won't get them to change policy

In Lansing, Michigan, Kroger's stood up to Bloomberg's Moms Demand Action and asked them to leave the store.  From the Lansing State Journal:
A group protesting Michigan's open-carry gun rules hope a Lansing Kroger store's grand re-opening today will spur a new policy barring guns in the Holmes Street store. 
Michigan Kroger representatives said that's not likely. The Cincinnati-based grocery chain is sticking by Michigan law, which doesn't prohibit openly carrying guns in public. Michigan gun owners have to have a concealed-pistol license, however, to carry guns concealed in public. 
Kroger's stance won't stop Moms Demand Action's ongoing protests at Kroger stores, however, said Linda Brundage, who heads the group's mid-Michigan chapter. Brundage led a group of about 12 women at this morning's protest. 
The group was initially asked to leave the parking lot . . ., but was then invited inside to speak with store management. 
"You don't need a gun to buy a box of cereal," Brundage said outside the store. "Kroger would not be breaking any laws by saying to their customers, 'Leave your guns locked in the car.'" 
Chris Albi, Kroger's vice president of merchandising for Michigan, said the company's Cincinnati headquarters was aware of today's protest, but isn't expected to change its policy. . . .
For more on Bloomberg's push to ban guns in stores and the inaccurate way that the discussions are portrayed in the media follow this link available here.

Thanks to Tony for the link.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Confusingly Clear said...

"You don't need a gun to buy a box of cereal," Brundage said outside the store. "Kroger would not be breaking any laws by saying to their customers, 'Leave your guns locked in the car.'"

This summarizes the insanity of their position. Kroger wouldn't be breaking the law by saying what they want them to say, but, even if Kroger were to give in, neither would the citizen who ignored Kroger's request. Of course, neither a request by Kroger, MDA and Bloomberg's wishes, nor even a law against carry would stop a criminal intent of harming innocents.

9/19/2014 12:14 PM  
Blogger Stephen Pursley said...

Yes, yes I do need a gun to buy a box of cereal. Or to buy nearly anything else I buy. Since I have no way of knowing when I might be mugged, robed, etc. I carry a handgun almost all of the time (I don't carry in the shower or swimming pool). And yes, I have prevent a crime with my lawfully carried handgun - I stopped a carjacking. So I know for a fact that my carrying a handgun has prevent a crime. Hopefully I don't ever have to use it again, but if needed I will have it available. Same as with a fire extinguisher, available if needed.

9/22/2014 12:48 PM  

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