Kroger to stop selling magazines featuring assault rifles
Kroger will stop selling magazines that feature assault rifles following the Florida, Parkland shooting that left 17 dead.
The supermarket retailer said their stricter policies are being implemented immediately.
Although Kroger did not name any specific titles that would be affected, Kroger’s magazines, such as Field & Steam, focus on hunting rifles and shotguns. Other magazines focus on handguns. However, military-style assault rifles often appear on the cover of magazines on Guns & Ammo, Recoil and Tactical Life.
“We regularly review the company’s assortment of periodicals and make merchandising decisions based on customer preferences,” Kristal Howard, a spokeswoman for Kroger, according to USA Today.
Kroger made the announcement weeks after it said it would stop selling guns and ammunition to anyone under the age of 21. Kroger sells guns through its 45 Fred Meyer stores, located in four Western states.