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.

I am with you on that. No more Kroger for me.

I've removed Kroger stores from my shopping list. Their shelves have always been loaded with low capacity magazines anyway! If I need magazines I'll buy them at the gun shop...both kinds mind you!

this reveals two things....1) the witch hunt blaming guns,the NRA and law abiding citizens is absurd....2) and it reinforces my belief that any infringement of the 2nd Amendment will by necessity involve infringing on the 1st Amendment (among others, but that will be first)

I can and will shop elsewhere.

I'm tired of the political climate in america of all these special snowflakes on both sides we can't win the invasion if our own countrymen are fighting each other. We must unite or be destroyed we could start with removing the democrat and republican party's you must run for office on your idea's alone. Not some group who will get you some votes on what group your in.