Publix asks shoppers not to open carry
THE GUN CONTROL ADVOCATES AND GUN RIGHTS ACTIVITY RESPONSE ACTIVIST CHRIS: PUBLIX IS THE LAST PRIVATE RETAILS TO CHANGE THEIR FIRE POLICIES, AND THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS COMING FROM THE US PRO-GUN RIGHTS COMPANY. In a statement on Wednesday, PUBLIX STATES IT IS RESPECTFUL ONLY FOR LEGISLATIVE OFFICIALS PUBLICLY BEAR FIRE IN THE STORE'S COSTCO, CVS, WALGREENS, OBJECTIVES AND WALMART ALL STORES LIKE POLICIES FOLLOWING. PUBLIX CUSTOMERS WE SPOKE ARE SPLIT TO THE COMPANY'S DECISION TO COMPLY WITH THE SUIT. >> I think they are free to do as they would a companion from a citizen's point of view, I understand that some feel they would be safer if they had it with them. >> I think that's the right thing to do, and it's really the result of public pressure. CHRIS: LOCAL DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS LIKE FLORIDA REPRESENTATIVE ANNA ESKAMANI SAID THE CHANGE IS A VICTORY AND A SIGN COMPANY IS ABOUT PUBLIC PRESCRIPTION OF WEAPONS POLICY. >> It's the private sector stepping up. THE REALITY IS AS STATE LAWYERS, PURSUING THE PUBLIC INVENTION ON THESE QUESTIONS, HAVE NOT MOVED THE NEEDLE TO COMMON LAW ON SECURITY WEAPONS. CHRIS: With a few exceptions, FLORIDA does NOT allow anyone to open a fire. PUBLIX'S STAND APPLIES TO STORES IN STATES THAT HAVE OPEN APPENDIX WE TALK WITH THE GUN ADVOCATION GROUP FLORIDA BEAR ON THE PHONE'S WEDNESDAY. They told us they think private property owners should have discretion to dictate what's broken on their property, and they point out that none of the businesses have
Publix asks buyers not to open carry
Publix customers who open the carrier may consider leaving their weapons at home. On Wednesday, the company issued a statement requesting that customers not openly have firearms in their stores, even where state laws permit. Florida is not a traditional open carry state, but the grocery chain runs in states like Alabama and North Carolina, where open carry is allowed. The chain joins Walmart and Costco to ask buyers not to carry guns directly.
Publix customers who open may want to leave their weapons at home.
On Wednesday, the company issued a statement requesting that customers not openly have firearms in their stores, even where state laws permit.
Florida is not a traditional open carry state, but the grocery chain operates in states such as Alabama and North Carolina, where open carry is allowed.
The chain joins Walmart and Costco to ask shoppers not to carry firearms openly.