Sheriff’s deputies in Shelby County, Tennessee, say an armed citizen at Kroger shot and critically wounded a suspect who allegedly attacked using a metal bar and a pair of pliers. According to News Channel 3, the armed citizen was sitting in his car at the Kroger gas pump when the unidentified 32-year-old suspect charged him. The armed citizen “shot the [suspect] in the face and abdomen.”
Sheriff’s deputies in Shelby County, Tennessee, say an armed citizen at Kroger shot and critically wounded a suspect who allegedly attacked using a metal bar and a pair of pliers.There's a Kroger store in my town. In fact, it's 3 blocks away from my home, and I do all my shopping there. Groceries, mostly, but also hardware, clothing, lawn and garden, cigarettes, books and music and movies, and even Crossword Puzzle books! I fuel my car at their gas pumps. (They have the lowest price in town.)
Last year, when their "No No Guns Signs" policy was announced publicly, I wrote a letter in appreciation to their Corporate Headquarters. I said I don't shop at any business which is posted; if crooks know nobody has a gun, they will be emboldened to attack the store and the customers.
I feel safer in a store that isn't posted. Besides that: if they don't trust me, why should I trust them?
Anything I need to buy, I go to Krogers first. They don't have uniformed, armed security guards on site; they don't need them.They have hundreds of stores in their chain and as far as I know NONE of their stores are posted. I feel safer in any Kroger store, because I'm pretty sure that someone is watching my back for me. I'm not the only CHL in town.
The neat thing is, no other stores in this little college town are posted, either. Since Krogers is the biggest store with the most customers, all the others are just picking up "neighborhood" shoppers. I like to think that they're afraid of losing the few customers they have if they posted.
Kroger markets provide a standard for all their competitors, so everyone benefits from their public policy.
The moral to the story is; don't bring a pair of pliers and a stick to stick up a Kroger market.
You never know who you will run into.