Kroger ( KR ) as Walmart ( WMT ) also said it would add its vote to increasing numbers Companies that ask elected officials to adopt gun reform laws, such as requiring stronger background checks.
"Kroger has demonstrated with our actions that we recognize the growing chorus of Americans who are no longer comfortable with the status quo and who advocate for gun reform in concrete and common sense," the company said in a statement.
As mass shootings have increased in frequency, death toll and prominence in recent years, many large companies have been pressured to take up their role in the crisis.
After a shooter in Parkland, Florida, killed 1
7 people last year, Dick's Sporting Goods ( DKS )
announced it would stop selling assault rifle. At the same time, Walmart lifted the age for gun purchases from 18 to 21. Kroger followed suit, ending all sales of weapons and ammunition in its 45 Fred Meyer stores in the Northwest Pacific in March last year, citing declining consumer demand for firearms. The merchant had previously stopped selling guns to people under the age of 21 and pulled the sale of "assault rifle" magazines.
Over the past month, Walmart in particular has been pressured to stop selling guns after 22 people were shot and killed by a white supremacist inside a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas.