Walgreens and CVS are joining other big-name retailers in asking customers not to open-carry guns in their stores.
Walgreens posted a statement on their website Thursday announcing the change.
“We are joining other retailers in asking our customers to no longer openly carry firearms into our stores other than authorized law enforcement officials,” they said.
Shortly after the announcement from Walgreens, CVS followed suit with their own statement on Thursday.
“We support the efforts of individuals and groups working to prevent gun violence, and continually review our policies and procedures to ensure our stores remain a safe environment,” the statement from CVS reads. “We join a growing chorus of businesses in requesting that our customers, other than authorized law enforcement personnel, do not bring firearms into our stores.”
Other retailers like Starbucks, Target, and Wendy’s have also asked customers not to openly carry guns when visiting their stores.
On Tuesday, Walmart decided to discontinue sales of certain gun ammunition and request that customers no longer openly carry firearms in its stores.