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Kroger to raise age limit on gun sales to 21

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Kroger supermarket raises gun sales age to 21

Kroger, the largest supermarket chain in the U.S., announced Thursday it will raise the age requirement for firearm purchases to 21 years old, the third major retailer to tighten such regulations in response to the deadly school shooting in Florida.

The Ohio-based company, which sells guns through its Fred Meyer chain at 43 stores across four Western states, cited the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, as part of its rationale in announcing the move.

"In response to the tragic events in Parkland and elsewhere, we’ve taken a hard look at our policies and procedures for firearm sales," a company spokeswoman said in a statement. "Recent events demonstrate the need for additional action on the part of responsible gun retailers."

The company said it would also end the sale of assault-style firearms across the chain stores. It had halted sales of such weapons in stores in Oregon, Washington and Idaho several years ago, a spokeswoman said, and will now stop accepting special orders for the weapons in Alaska.

"We believe these are common sense steps we can take immediately that are in line with our values and our vision," a representative for Kroger said.


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