Another Retailer Tightens Rules on Gun Sales

Kroger won't sell to those under 21 through its Fred Meyer outlets
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2018 10:15 AM CST

(Newser) – The issue of guns remained front and center Thursday, with Kroger becoming the third major retailer in recent days to add new restrictions to gun sales, reports the Wall Street Journal. (Dick's and Walmart came first.) The supermarket chain will no longer sell guns or ammo to those under 21 at its Fred Meyer stores. The company previously stopped selling assault-style rifles in Oregon, Washington state, and Idaho and will now stop selling them in Alaska, too, per CNN. Elsewhere on guns:

  • One left: The moves mean only one major retailer remains selling assault-style rifles, reports Time. That would be Bass Pro Shops, which includes Cabela's.
  • Focus on Trump: Much attention is still being paid to President Trump's extraordinary televised meeting with lawmakers Wednesday. Chris Cillizza of CNN counts 43 "eye-popping lines," including, "We got to stop this nonsense. It's time." This is a "big deal if Trump means it," writes Cillizza. Now the test will be if Trump pushes to get legislation passed, especially in the House.
  • He 'misspoke': Another big line from Trump came when he said, "Take the guns first, go through due process second," in regard to confiscating weapons from potentially dangerous people. On Thursday, GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona said the language was "astonishing" but doesn't think it's worth dwelling on. "You can chalk that up to that he misspoke," he tells CBS News.

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