Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America are continuing their war on Krogers with their “12 Days of Kroger” campaign.
On Tuesday, MDA sent a petition with 18,000 signatures to Fred Meyer corporate staff at the supermarkets headquarters in Portland (FM merged with Krogers in 1999). The petition is again calling on Kroger to ban open-carry in all of its 132 stores.
“I don’t want to worry about gunmen in the supermarket as my child and I shop for groceries,” said Anneliese Davis (MDA Oregon branch) in a statement about the petition. “It is far too easy for criminals and other dangerous people to get a gun in America without a background check, and I’m uncomfortable shopping at a store that puts gun extremists ahead of the safety of my family. Fred Meyer should prohibit the open carry of firearms immediately.”
But Fred Meyer reps met with a 12-person MDA delegation and once again told them that the company policy is to abide to by local laws.
“Our policy is that we follow local laws,” Fred Meyer spokesman Melinda Merrill told Oregon Live.“So if it’s allowed in the municipality where our store is, then we follow the local law.”
On their Facebook page, MDA describes the goal of the “12 Days of Kroger” campaign:
“For the next 12 weekdays, we’ll be contacting a different Kroger-owned grocery chain each day and asking them to prohibit open-carry of guns in their stores.”