Kroger Spokesman Keith Dailey responded to the Moms request with the following statement:
â€śMillions of customers are present in our busy grocery stores every day and we donâ€™t want to put our associates in a position of having to confront a customer who is legally carrying a gun,â€ť Dailey said. â€śWe know that our customers are passionate on both sides of this issue and we trust them to be responsible in our stores.â€ť
Business. As. Usual.
A bunch of Moms then responded on social media with all sorts of responses, with one in particular jumping out at me:
When this is done on purpose, its called destruction of property. (Hereâ€™s the NC definition, its pretty straight forward.)
So yeah, the anti-gun folks are now proposing that crimes be committed against retailers for allowing customers to decide whether or not they want to carry in their stores.
It's funny, whenever a retailer or restaurant decides to post â€śNo Gunsâ€ť signage, I have never once seen folks on the pro-gun side propose violence, property damage, or anything of the sort towards those businesses. Maybe a phone call or a letter to explaining why they wonâ€™t be back, but thatâ€™s it.