LANSING, MI (WILX) -- ALDI and Meijer are asking customers to not openly carry firearms into their stores.
Meijer made the announcement on Twitter:
The safety of our customers and team members is our top priority, so we respectfully request that our customers do not open carry firearms at Meijer. We’ve made this decision because open carry can create an environment that makes our customers and team members feel unsafe.— Meijer (@meijer) September 9, 2019
Meijer evaluated its policies after Walmart said last week it would stop selling handgun and short-barrel rifle ammunition and requested customers not openly carry firearms in its stores, even where state laws allow it.
It's not clear if Meijer is making any changes to sales of ammunition and firearms.
Shortly after Meijer made the announcement, ALDI tweeted a statement announcing their decision:
At ALDI, the safety of our employees, customers and the community is our highest priority. Alongside many other businesses, we are asking that our customers refrain from openly displaying firearms in any of our stores, except for authorized law enforcement personnel.— ALDI USA (@AldiUSA) September 9, 2019
Meijer and ALDI now join Walmart, Kroger, CVS, Walgreens, and other retailers in asking customers to not bring firearms into stores or not openly carry them.
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