Kroger requests shoppers no longer openly carry guns in its stores

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The retail company Kroger on Tuesday "respectfully" asked shoppers to no longer openly carry weapons into its stores, unless they are authorized law enforcement officers.

"We are also joining those encouraging our elected leaders to pass laws that will strengthen background checks and remove weapons from those who have been found to pose a risk for violence," Jessica Adelman, group vice president of corporate affairs, told CNBC in a statement.

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