BOISE — Albertsons Companies is asking its customers not to openly carry firearms in its stores.
We see our grocery stores as a hub in local communities & we're proud to serve our neighbors. We want our stores to feel safe & welcoming for all, so we respectfully ask customers to not openly carry firearms in our stores unless they are authorized law enforcement officers.— Albertsons Companies (@AlbertsonsCos) September 7, 2019
The request of the companies' customers came in the form of a tweet from the account for all 19 brands operated by Albertsons Companies. It is similar to language on the Albertsons Companies website, reading: "Albertsons Companies respectfully asks customers to not openly carry firearms in our stores unless they are authorized law enforcement officers."
Albertsons isn't alone. After two high-profile mass shootings at Walmart stores, stores are requesting customers not bring weapons onto company property. Kroger, the company which owns Fred Meyer stores, announced earlier that customers were asked not to openly carry firearms.