From Controversial Times: During a recent interview with CNBC, Kroger CFO Michael Schlotman made it very clear that the nation’s #1 supermarket change has no intention of changing their firearms policy.
When Schlotman was asked about the recent push by anti-gun group Moms Demand Action, the CFO made it clear that Kroger has no intention of changing their policy. Here are his comments:
That was a group called Moms Demand Action. They were opposed to the fact that our policy is to adhere to the local gun laws. If the local gun laws are to allow open carry, we’ll certainly allow customers to do that based on what the local laws are. We don’t believe it’s up to us to legislate what the local gun control laws should be. It’s up to the local legislators to decide to do that.
So we follow local laws [and] we ask our customers to be respectful to the other people they are shopping with. And we really haven’t had any issues inside of our stores as a result of that.
Kroger was targeted by the anti-gun group after several prominent “open carry” demonstrations took place at Kroger stores, primarily in Texas. Open carry advocates in Texas regularly openly carry long guns such as rifles and shotguns because it is currently illegal to openly carry handguns in the state.
Several bills being considered by the state legislature would change that and allow handguns to be carried openly in Texas.