Albertsons asks customers not to open-carry guns in stores

Albertsons is the latest company to request all of their customers to not open-carry guns inside their stores.

The Boise-based grocery chain made its announcement on Twitter over the weekend. Company officials say they want their stores to feel safe and welcoming for all, so they respectfully ask customers to not openly carry firearms unless they are authorized law enforcement officers.

The Albertsons Company owns over 2,200 stores across 34 states and employs about 270,000 people.

The announcement comes weeks after a mass shooting inside a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, left 22 people dead. Walmart later asked that their guests not to open carry weapons in their stores, and announced that they will stop selling handguns and short-barrel rifle ammunition.

Kroger, the company that owns Fred Meyer’s, made a similar announcement the same day as Walmart. (KTVB)

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