The Fresh Market is asking customers not to carry guns into its stores.
The grocer said it had engaged in discussions with a group of activists called Moms Demand Action, who gathered nearly 4,000 signatures across North Carolina to support what they call a “gun sense policy.”
“We respectfully request that our customers refrain from bringing firearms and other weapons into our stores,” a spokeswoman for the Greensboro-based grocer said this week.
Fresh Market is asking customers to refrain from carrying guns into stores “to ensure a welcoming environment where our customers and employees feel safe, and treat one another with kindness and respect while shopping and working,” according to the new policy.
“This was not a decision that was taken lightly nor in response to pressure from any outside group,” the spokeswoman said.(Right.........)
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