Walgreens Asks Customers Not to Open-Carry Guns, Joining Others

Walgreens is joining retailers like Walmart and Mariano’s parent Kroger in asking customers to no longer openly carry firearms in its stores.

The move follows mounting public pressure after a string of mass shootings the past few months. After a Labor Day shooting in Odessa, Texas, Walmart announced that it would stop selling some guns and ammunition. 

“We are joining other retailers in asking our customers to no longer openly carry firearms into our stores other than authorized law enforcement officials,” Walgreens said in a statement.

The company did not provide any further information on whether it would join Kroger in pressuring local officials to enact stricter background checks for gun purchasers.