Batavia, Illinois — ALDI USA announced this morning from their headquarters in Illinois that they will now ask customers to refrain from open carrying firearms in their more than 1,900 stores across 36 states.
While they are not asking customers not to carry firearms concealed in their stores, this is just another in a long line of major corporations who have caved to the anti-gun lobby in recent weeks.
When Wal-Mart caved to the gun-grabbers last week, they opened the flood gates, leading other companies to follow suit.
Some of those companies are Kroger, Wegmans, CVS, Walgreens, Meijer and now Aldi.
We expect more major corporations to follow suit in the coming weeks and months, making very clear that they are willing to do at least some of what billionaire Bloomberg’s gun control lobbyists want them to do.
At ALDI, the safety of our employees, customers and the community is our highest priority. Alongside many other businesses, we are asking that our customers refrain from openly displaying firearms in any of our stores, except for authorized law enforcement personnel.
— ALDI USA (@AldiUSA) September 9, 2019
Aldi’s decision set off an avalanche of negative comments from Second Amendment supporters, as you can see below.
So when there’s a mass shooting the shooter will have 6 min to slaughter innocent ppl b4 cops arrive. A responsible gun owner could end the confrontation in seconds. Real smart meijer and aldi 👏🏽
— Johnny Blaze (@JohnnyJuniorBo2) September 10, 2019
Do businesses that ask customer NOT to open carry (or not carry at all) really believe it will help reduce the violence we have seen in recent years?
— David Haley (@Count1man) September 10, 2019
Well, goodbye for me to @meijer and I never shop at @AldiUSA so no worries there.#Meijer and #ALDI ask customers not to openly carry #guns in stores.#2A #Trump #MolonLabe #NRA #IAmTheNRA — #GunControl by elites https://t.co/dcYBFBdopp
— Robyn K. (@rossr122) September 10, 2019
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