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Monday, September 09, 2019

Walmart and Kroger ask for no open-carry
Walmart and Kroger have asked their shoppers to leave their guns at home this week. In separate statements, both stores asked customers in open-carry states not to bring visible guns into stores. That action follows "multiple cases'' in which people entered their stores with visible weapons, upsetting customers and employees, says Walmart executive Dan Bartlett. On August 3, a mass shooting occurred inside a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, leaving 22 people dead. In Tennessee, stores are legally allowed to ban guns, although both stores have simply made requests. Those businesses that ban guns must post signs that say "no firearms allowed." Carrying a gun on property with that signage is a misdemeanor that carries a fine of up to $500. Businesses also may ban open carry but allow concealed carry. The location must post signs that say "concealed firearms by permit only."

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