Taking a stand, a group of moms in the lowcountry gave back their grocery rewards cards today.
They’re not protesting the prices—they want Kroger grocery stores to change the open-carry gun policy, and create tighter restrictions like other stores have.
“We’re hoping that Kroger Company and its other companies adopt some gun sense policies for safer shopping for groceries, especially during the holiday season,” said Maggie Hammer.
While the state doesn’t currently have an open carry law, these moms and grandmas say they dont want to wait until its too late to act.
“We dont want that to happen in South Carolina where we are shopping with our families for groceries,” Hammer said.
So they are taking letters and petitions straight to management….
“We’re going to talk with the manager and turn in our Kroger reward cards, and just let him know that until the company takes care of this we are going to do our shopping at stores that do have this restriction.”
These moms are part of the national group that plans to take action in most states, they say they’re unified on a common goal, safe shopping without the threat of firearms and they wont stop at anything else.
“We’re really hoping that Kroger across the country will take care of this safety issue.”
The ladies say the assistant manager was polite and promised to pass along their concerns and letters to the corporate office.
We reached out to Kroger today, in a statement a spokesman told us:
“The safety of our customers and associates is one of our most important company values. Millions of customers are present in our busy grocery stores every day and we don’t want to put our associates in a position of having to confront a customer who is legally carrying a gun. That is why our long-standing policy on this issue is to follow state and local laws and to ask customers to be respectful of others while shopping. We know that our customers are passionate on both sides of this issue and we trust them to be responsible in our stores.”