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    Since my previous thread got out of control and was locked (seems to happen all the time around here ), I thought I would give an update to the whole Kroger carry situation. I got around to calling corporate, and the representative said that Kroger has a nationwide policy that does not allow carry of any kind (concealed OR open).


    I asked him what the reasoning was behind it, and he went on about how dangerous it was if everyone could carry, and how there would be so many more store shootings, etc. I then asked him if he knew that criminals still carry anyway. He didn't have much to say about that.

    So how do we get this store chain on the VCDL no-go list? I think from now on I'll drive the extra 5 minutes and start shopping at Ukrops. I'd rather give my $300-$400 a month in shopping expenses to a place that appreciates my rights.





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    I have sent numerous "gun unfriendly" notices to VCDL and the list hasn't appeared to be updated in years.
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    I carry in Kroger all the time and have never had an issue.


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    ProShooter wrote:
    I carry in Kroger all the time and have never had an issue.

    Yeah, but your big enough to scare all those store managers. They just say, "give him what he wants and don't make him mad".:celebrate

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    I carry in Kroger a few times a week here in Lynchburg at both locations and never a problem. A security guard at a Kroger in this area actually asked me to leave once though. I simply called the management and they verified with the other store in the area that it was ok to carry. I returned the next day.

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    peter nap wrote:
    ProShooter wrote:
    I carry in Kroger all the time and have never had an issue.

    Yeah, but your big enough to scare all those store managers. They just say, "give him what he wants and don't make him mad".:celebrate
    haha, well, the clerk last week did try (meekly) to argue with me about my $20 off coupon. When I demanded the manager, she ran right over and took the $20 off my bill.

    A month ago, one of the bag boys asked me about the perimt process and some advice on guns. I've never had an issue. I think you guys having problems must just look shady, hehe
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    As discussed here before much of it comes down to appearance. A middle-aged clean cut man in khakis or 5.11s and a polo shirt (especially one with a spiffy firearms related logo) and a handgun on his hip isn't going to draw as much attention as a 20 something guy with a scraggly beard, dirty jeans and a t-shirt.

    Its a socially acceptable form of civil rights discrimination.

    (Not to say that you won't get hassled by some nincompoop even if you are well dressed)

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    essayons wrote:
    As discussed here before much of it comes down to appearance. A middle-aged clean cut man in khakis or 5.11s and a polo shirt (especially one with a spiffy firearms related logo) and a handgun on his hip isn't going to draw as much attention as a 20 something guy with a scraggly beard, dirty jeans and a t-shirt.

    Its a socially acceptable form of civil rights discrimination.

    (Not to say that you won't get hassled by some nincompoop even if you are well dressed)
    20 something. Regulation high and tight, polo shirt, jeans. I don't think they care too much about appearance. LEO saw a gun. I'm sure he would have said something regardless.

    Anyway, this is apparently the corporate policy. Since I can't carry there, I'll just go to Ukrops.


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    My Kroger has never said a word to me...you should shop there.
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    Mine (Staunton, VA) has no signs and I CCW there all the time. I don't open carry much as it is uncomfortable and inaccessible in a wheelchair (I use a holster bag).
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    ProShooter wrote:
    My Kroger has never said a word to me...you should shop there.
    Which one do you shop at?

    Oh, and now that I know the corporate policy, wouldn't I be trespassing if I was carrying there?

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    peter nap wrote:
    ProShooter wrote:
    I carry in Kroger all the time and have never had an issue.
    Yeah, but your big enough to scare all those store managers. They just say, "give him what he wants and don't make him mad".:celebrate
    I OC in the Kroger at Willow Lawn and the one near VCU routinely and have never had a problem. Do I scare the store managers - hope not.

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    mercutio545 wrote:
    ProShooter wrote:
    My Kroger has never said a word to me...you should shop there.
    Which one do you shop at?

    Oh, and now that I know the corporate policy, wouldn't I be trespassing if I was carrying there?
    Not really. Last I heard, corp. policy was a-ok.

    FWIW, Kroger tried to pull this BS about five years ago...
    http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/node/1394

    and quickly changed their minds in about four days...
    http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/modul...e&sid=1400

    That's a not-so-subtle hint as to what you should be doing right now.
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    Grapeshot wrote:
    peter nap wrote:
    ProShooter wrote:
    I carry in Kroger all the time and have never had an issue.
    Yeah, but your big enough to scare all those store managers. They just say, "give him what he wants and don't make him mad".:celebrate
    I OC in the Kroger at Willow Lawn and the one near VCU routinely and have never had a problem. Do I scare the store managers - hope not.

    Yata hey
    You scare me!!!!

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    mercutio545 wrote:
    ProShooter wrote:
    My Kroger has never said a word to me...you should shop there.
    Which one do you shop at?

    Oh, and now that I know the corporate policy, wouldn't I be trespassing if I was carrying there?

    I shop at the East Ridge store and have never had a problem.

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    I know for a fact that it doesn't matter. I worked for Kroger for 21/2 years as loss prevention and several of us carried. I even worked in the local corporate office area store.

    They dissolved the positions so now the crooks have the run of the stores.

    I cc at mine with no problem.

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    PA-Carry wrote:
    Grapeshot wrote:
    I OC in the Kroger at Willow Lawn and the one near VCU routinely and have never had a problem. Do I scare the store managers - hope not.

    Yata hey
    You scare me!!!!
    Yah but you know me well enough to have seen the real me.

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    PA-Carry wrote:
    Grapeshot wrote:
    peter nap wrote:
    ProShooter wrote:
    I carry in Kroger all the time and have never had an issue.
    Yeah, but your big enough to scare all those store managers. They just say, "give him what he wants and don't make him mad".:celebrate
    I OC in the Kroger at Willow Lawn and the one near VCU routinely and have never had a problem. Do I scare the store managers - hope not.

    Yata hey
    You scare me!!!!
    Yeah, his gun's so big he has to haul it on a trailer!

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    Neplusultra wrote:
    PA-Carry wrote:
    Grapeshot wrote:
    peter nap wrote:
    ProShooter wrote:
    I carry in Kroger all the time and have never had an issue.
    Yeah, but your big enough to scare all those store managers. They just say, "give him what he wants and don't make him mad".:celebrate
    I OC in the Kroger at Willow Lawn and the one near VCU routinely and have never had a problem. Do I scare the store managers - hope not.

    Yata hey
    You scare me!!!!
    Yeah, his gun's so big he has to haul it on a trailer!
    Appreciate the endorsement.

    This is my rifle, this is my gun.....etc. etc.

    Actually I do have a trailer but I reserve it for bulk ammo purchases.

    Yata hey
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    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    I carry in Kroger all the time, and since I also have a Ukrop's on the other side of the same shopping center I OC in there too. I have been going to that shopping center for the past 23 years since it's across the street from my home so the folks thee have gotten fairly used to my family.

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    Since the OP has started a separate thread on this subject from weeks ago. I thought that I would once again share my conversations that I had with Kroger at that time. I contacted the regional office in Roanoke through a friend who works for Kroger. They put me in contact with someone in Ohio in their home office. I took this away from the conversation, Kroger has no policy one way or the other regarding the carrying of any handgun. They follow whatever the local laws are.

    I think we know from all the posts what the policy is.

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    kenny wrote:
    Since the OP has started a separate thread on this subject from weeks ago. I thought that I would once again share my conversations that I had with Kroger at that time. I contacted the regional office in Roanoke through a friend who works for Kroger. They put me in contact with someone in Ohio in their home office. I took this away from the conversation, Kroger has no policy one way or the other regarding the carrying of any handgun. They follow whatever the local laws are.

    I think we know from all the posts what the policy is.
    Don't ask - don't tell - carry on.

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    Grapeshot wrote:
    Actually I do have a trailer but I reserve it for bulk ammo purchases.

    Yata hey
    So you're the one buying up all the ammo...

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    Riana wrote:
    Grapeshot wrote:
    Actually I do have a trailer but I reserve it for bulk ammo purchases.

    Yata hey
    So you're the one buying up all the ammo...
    No, no. Its reserved for bulk ammo purchases but sits idle now.

    Got enough hardball and FMJ buried in the south forty to hold back the zombies before the prices blew through the ceiling.

    And what little good HP and specialty stuff I do find should be in velvet lined boxes.

    BTW - what I have heard through the grapevine is that government sources are buying up huge lots of commercial ammo. Question is why (if true) - to drive up the cost to the average citizen and/or to keep it from us? New tactic of O_bamanation?

    Yata hey
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    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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