Kroger Supermarkets Will Stop Selling Guns to Under 21s
America’s largest supermarket chain Kroger will stop selling firearms to people under 21 years old at dozens of its Fred Meyer locations, a spokeswoman announced Wednesday. The 43 locations—in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington state—will not permit the sale of guns or ammunition to anyone under the age of 21 “in response to the Parkland, Fla., high-school tragedy.” The chain stopped selling assault-style rifles several years ago in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, but has decided to also stop selling such weapons in-store or by special order in their Alaska locations as well. “Recent events demonstrate the need for additional action on the part of responsible gun retailers,” a spokeswoman said. Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods announced Tuesday they would no longer sell firearms to those under the age of 21—a stance President Trump has said he supports but the National Rifle Association is against.