USA – Meijer and Aldi join the list of stores asking to not open carry in stores. The announcement from Meijer comes less than 24 hours ago in a twitter statement.
The safety of our customers and team members is our top priority, so we respectfully request that our customers do not open carry firearms at Meijer. We’ve made this decision because open carry can create an environment that makes our customers and team members feel unsafe.
— Meijer (@meijer) September 9, 2019
Aldi also went to twitter and posted a short blurb on their stance on open carry
At ALDI, the safety of our employees, customers and the community is our highest priority. Alongside many other businesses, we are asking that our customers refrain from openly displaying firearms in any of our stores, except for authorized law enforcement personnel.
— ALDI USA (@AldiUSA) September 9, 2019
Aldi and Meijer join Walmart, Kroger, and CVS in a ban against open carry in stores. Walmart has decided to stop carrying ammunition for handguns and short barrel ammunition. This decision comes after a mass shooting incident that occurred in a Way-mart store in El Paso Texas killing 22 customers.