On Thursday, the 5th of September 2019, Supermarket chain Wegman Food Markets Inc., retail pharmacy chain CVS Health Corp. alongside Walgreens Boots Alliance, owner of Walgreens, Boots and a number of pharmaceutical manufacturing, distribution and wholesale company, started to ask their customers not to carry firearms openly in their stores, remarking latest US retailers to join Kroger Co.
and Walmart Inc., which initially set out a number of gun policy change following multiple deadly mass shooting in the United States. Aside from the retailers, a growing number of US companies had rolled out stiffer gun policy such as Delta Air Lines alongside Bank of America Merrill Lynch to avoid a rash of gun violence that had plagued the United States.
Meanwhile, forbidding its consumers not to openly carry firearms in the stores, Walgreens issued an emailed statement on Thursday (Sept. 5th) saying, “We are joining other retailers in asking our customers to no longer openly carry firearms into our stores other than authorized law enforcement officials.
” On top of that, latest Walgreens move on gun policy came after a few days Walmart Inc. had halted selling ammunitions for assault style rifles and shotguns, while Wegmans said in a tweet on Thursday (Sept. 5th), “There's nothing more important than the safety of our customers & employees.
” Besides, echoing the sentiments of Wegmans, the retail pharmacy chain, CVS Health was quoted saying on Thursday (Sept. 5th), “We join a growing chorus of businesses in requesting that our customers, other than authorized law enforcement personnel, do not bring firearms into our stores. ”