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Kroger stores have stopped selling magazines that feature rifles

A Kroger store in Virginia. (virginiaretail/Flickr)
March 21, 2018

On Friday, Cincinnati-based Kroger announced that it will no longer sell any magazines that feature rifles.

Magazines to be discontinued for purchase include “Guns & Ammo,” “Tactical Life” and “Recoil.”

This move follows the Feb. 14 Florida high school shooting that killed 17 people and wounded 14 others.

A national response toward guns and gun control has spurred numerous retailers to re-examine their policies.

“We regularly review the company’s assortment of periodicals and make merchandising decisions based on customer preferences,” said Kroger spokeswoman Kristal Howard.

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Recently, Kroger raised the minimum age to buy guns from 18 to 21 in its 45 Fred Meyer chain stores.

Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart also raised their minimum age to buy guns to 21 years old.