Via Breitbart. Kroger’s CFO tells MDA/Everytown they will not bow to their silliness.
That was a group called Moms Demand Action. They were opposed to the fact that our policy is to adhere to the local gun laws. If the local gun laws are to allow open carry, we’ll certainly allow customers to do that based on what the local laws are. We don’t believe it’s up to us to legislate what the local gun control laws should be. It’s up to the local legislators to decide to do that.
So we follow local laws [and] we ask our customers to be respectful to the other people they are shopping with. And we really haven’t had any issues inside of our stores as a result of that.
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Some people simply do not react well to bullying, specially when it comes from those who claim to be victims of the same. Hypocrisy can only go so far before people get sick of it.
This is a mayor hit to Moms. As you can imagine, it has not made the news with the same fierce intensity as when Starbucks and others “caved” but rest assured other companies did pay attention. The profit margins for the food industry are not that big (mostly in the single digits) and even if we go by the laughable numbers of only 32% of the population owning guns (according to the General Social Survey), the risk of losing a double-digit amount of consumers has to be frightening, specially when that group does not represent any real danger and has no qualms voting with their pocketbooks. KMart went Chapter 11 in January 2002, allegedly because of the misdeeds of its top executives, but the final set of nails came from gun owners who refused to shop there after the June 2001 announcement that they would bow to Rosie O’Donnel, Michael Moore and the rest of morons that unreasonably tied the store to the Columbine Massacre. Six months later, they were filing for Chapter 11.
And I won’t even bother to cover the Smith and Wesson debacle under Thompson plc management. If you don’t know about it, make it your homework for the day. It will bring a smile to your face.