Kroger Asking Customers to No Longer Open-Carry Firearms in Stores

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.

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