CINCINNATI, Ohio (WTVN)--The Kroger Company is asking customers not to open-carry their firearms in their stores anymore.
The Cincinnati-based company releasing a statement Tuesday, saying the request is also for locations in states where open-carry is allowed.
The company is also encouraging elected officials to pass laws that "strengthen background checks and remove weapons from those who have been found to pose a risk for violence."
The announcement comes the same day Walmart made a similar request after two deadly mass shootings at the retail giant's stores this summer.
Walmart is also doing away with selling certain types of ammunition.