Five US retail chains are now banning the open carry of guns in their stores

Justin Rohrlich
Five US retail chains are now banning the open carry of guns in their stores

Walgreens, Wegmans, and CVS said today they will prohibit customers from openly carrying guns in their stores, even in states that are among the 31 that currently allow the open carry of handguns and rifles by civilians. The announcements bring the total number of major US retailers now banning open carry to five, following similar policy shifts by Walmart and Kroger yesterday. On average, there has been more than one mass shooting per day this year, with some 53 people shot dead in mass shootings in August alone.