By Sean Dalton

Meijer’s corporate offices issued a public request to its customers this week that they not carry their permitted firearms in stores in the wake of America’s growing mass shooting crisis.

The complete message issued via Twitter is embedded below.

It’s unclear what Meijer’s procedure for handling those who continue to open carry in stores will entail. Legally, stores are not prohibited grounds for carrying of weapons by those who are properly permitted and legal owners of handguns that fall within statutory guidelines.

This announcement is another in a string of store announcements discouraging openly carrying firearms in stores, with Walmart issuing the last high profile public request to American consumers.

In Walmart’s case, the company also announced a withdrawal of handgun ammunition from store shelves. Handguns haven’t been sold at Walmart in more than a couple of decades.