By ADRIAN MOJICA, WZTV
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - Kroger has announced their Fred Meyer stores will no longer sell firearms or ammunition to persons under 21-years-old.
In a statement release which was confirmed by Nashville Kroger representative Melissa Eads, the move comes in response to shootings in Parkland and elsewhere.
The company notes it stopped selling assault-style rifles in their Oregon, Washington, and Idaho stores several years ago and will now no longer accept special orders of assault-style weapons in Alaska.
The statement adds "We believe these are common sense steps we can take immediately that are in line with our values and our vision."
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The announcement comes a day after Walmart made the move to also stop weapon sales to persons under 21-years-old.