Kroger Stops Sale Of Magazines Featuring Guns

Kroger has announced it will immediately began pulling firearm-related periodicals from its shelves.

Cincinnati, OH – The Kroger supermarket chain has announced that it will no longer stock publications that feature “assault rifles” in any of its stores.

Implementation of the new policy has already begun, Kroger spokeswoman Kristal Howard said on Friday, according to USA Today.

The nationwide retailer didn’t specifically name which magazines it planned to omit from its shelves, nor did it explain how it planned to screen for banned content.

“We regularly review the company’s assortment of periodicals and make merchandising decisions based on customer preferences,” Howard said.

The announcement came less than a month after Kroger said it would no longer sell firearms or ammunition to anyone under the age of 21 at any of its 45 Fred Meyer stores, CNN reported.

The stores are located in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, according to the Dayton Daily News.

The company cited the Feb. 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, which left 17 dead and 16 wounded, as the catalyst for the new policies.

"In response to the tragic events in Parkland and elsewhere, we've taken a hard look at our policies and procedures for firearm sales," Kroger said in a statement, according to CNN. "Recent events demonstrate the need for additional action on the part of responsible gun retailers."

The company said that the gun departments at some of the Fred Meyers stores are also being reduced “due to softer demand and changing customer preferences."

"We believe these are common sense steps we can take immediately that are in line with our values and our vision," Kroger said, according to CNN.

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NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

Time to shop elsewhere!

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

OMG watch out people! Next they will ban all Hollywood films containing assault rifles! Please hurry, too. Would love to see 95% of these phony baloney actors/actresses unemployed.

VicG
VicG

Oh, thank God someone finally found out a way to stop the shooting. Thank you Kroger for removing magazines with pictures and articles about assault rifles. Problem solved, yeah, right...

Betts1221
Betts1221

I guess we are going to see a landslide of stores pulling all their books, ammo and guns from their stores now just to be politically correct. I have to wonder how many of these businesses are being threatened and intimidated by the radical groups who are paid by people like George Soros and other socialists, who are plotting and planning the weakening and down fall of our way of life.

prophetess anna
prophetess anna

the books or magazines of rifles and shotguns should be ok--it is the person who has an idea in their heads, on what pain and suffering they are going to cause while getting attention they so much want, wrong attention', but still attention---who told them to get a rifle and cause pain and suffering even death to others, who told them?--the books and magazines didnt do that?????