“Kroger, the nation’s largest grocery chain, said it will stop selling guns and ammunition to customers who are younger than 21 years old,” money.cnn.com reports. “It’s the third major retailer in two days to impose new age restrictions on sales.” In making the move, the company announced . . .
“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. “Recent events demonstrate the need for additional action on the part of responsible gun retailers.”
The company said that it stopped selling “assault-style rifles” at its Oregon, Washington and Idaho stores several years ago, and that it will no longer accept any special orders for those weapons at its stores in Alaska.
Kroger said it is also in the process of scaling back gun departments at some stores “due to softer demand and changing customer preferences.”
I bet local gun store owners are increasingly happy these days . . .