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Grocery chain Kroger has some basic rules they want their customers to abide by when shopping at their establishments. Alone, those rules are completely reasonable.

But it's a completely different story when we consider them next to another practice the company currently finds acceptable.


1. Kroger does not allow skateboards in their stores.

That makes sense, right? They wouldn't want an unsafe shopping environment for their customers. And think of all the scuffs! Ain't nobody got time for that!

On the other hand, they see no problems with the open carry of a loaded gun.

2. Kroger prohibits outside food and drinks in their stores.

Not a bad rule for a grocery store. The floors are tile. If something spills, not only is it an accident waiting to happen, but someone's work gets interrupted to clean it up.

Of course, it can also be argued that the presence of a loaded gun is an accident waiting to happen — one that can't be handled with a mop and a wet floor sign.

3. Kroger says, "no shirt, no shoes, no service."

It's potentially unsanitary (this is food we're talking about, people) and unsafe.

Well, maybe it's just me, but a loaded gun in the produce aisle wouldn't make browsing the seasonal veggies feel any safer.

These ads are not a wholesale condemnation of lawful gun ownership. The simple point they're trying to make is that you can probably get those milk and eggs just fine without an assault rifle.

Join hundreds of thousands of rational people in demanding that Kroger keep their customers and employees safe by banning the open carry of firearms in their stores.

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