Guns have been a topic of discussion for many years now, and recently some businesses are taking steps to keep them off their property. The Kroger Company has many stores in southeast Michigan and several in St. Clair County. When asked about carrying guns into Kroger stores, a spokesperson for Kroger said the grocery chain recognizes the growing chorus of Americans who are no longer comfortable with the status quo and are advocating for concrete and common-sense gun reforms. The Kroger spokesperson said they are respectfully asking customers to no longer openly carry firearms into Kroger stores unless they are authorized law enforcement officers. Kroger is encouraging elected leaders to pass laws that will strengthen background checks and restrict the sale of guns to people who pose a risk for violence. The spokesperson went on to say that Kroger’s purpose is to provide associates and customers with a safe place to work and shop.