Skip to comments.Woman sues for gun ban in Kroger grocery stores after father's murder
Posted on 08/24/2019 10:41:44 AM PDT by simpson96
Kellie Watson said she was just finishing her workday last October when she received a phone call from her 12-year-old son.
"It was unbelievable to hear the fear and panic in his voice," she said.
Her son told her that her father, 69-year-old Maurice Stallard, had been shot. Stallard had been shopping for school supplies with his grandson at a Kroger grocery store in Louisville, Kentucky, when a gunman opened fire, killing two including Stallard.
Watson said the only thing that stopped the alleged gunman from shooting her son was that he ran.
"If he hadn't run, I probably would not have my son or my father right now," she said.
Watson and her mother, Charlotte Stallard, filed a civil lawsuit against Kroger last week asking the chain to ban guns in its stores. "Who would have known that Kroger would allow people to just walk in, carry their guns on their waistband and just pull them out?" she said.
Currently, Kroger does not have a policy prohibiting customers from bringing firearms into their stores. The company released a statement on its website stating that their longstanding policy on the issue is to follow state and local gun laws and to ask customers to be respectful of others while shopping.
"You don't need a gun to buy groceries," said Ron Johnson, the Stallard family's attorney. " You can't carry a gun into your school, you can't carry a gun into the courthouse And what we're simply saying is grocery stores need to do the same thing."
The alleged gunman, Gregory Alan Bush, was indicted by a federal grand jury for hate crimes. This October, a judge will determine if Bush is mentally competent to stand trial.
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All the mass murders happen in No Guns Allowed places.
Should’ve been carryin’...
Well that should put an end to bad guys entering with a gun. At our nearby Smiths/Kroger it’s not unusual or concerning too see someone open carrying.
If ONLY they would have had a sign saying “no guns allowed” .... then her father would still be alive.
Kentucky has no law against carrying a gun, so why should Kroger subject everyone to a search? Just another lawyer and client chasing after some cash.
“...You don’t need a gun to buy groceries...”
Apparentally, Mr. Stallard actually did need a firearm while buying groceries you shyster ambulance chasing prick of a lawyer.
If they had simply had a sign banning guns, that man would be alive today. No way the shooter would have ignored such a thing.
True, but apparently you do need a gun to protect yourself WHILE buying groceries.
Great idea, face the problem head on by making it worse.
Does this woman actually believe a no guns sign would have mattered?
If businesses want to inhibit a people’s right to protect themselves, they are taking the responsibility for doing so upon themselves. It becomes negligent when they fail to live up to their responsibility.
SOMEBODY introduce her to Suzanne Hupp, who had her mom AND dad killed by a madman in Luby’s — WHILE her pistol was safely tucked away in the glovebox of her car ... (was not legal to take in at the time).
“This October, a judge will determine if Bush is mentally competent to stand trial.”
Make the determination after the execution.
She is suing to force Kroger to ban guns in Kroger stores. Say what? ??? ?
I am not anti woman. Im anti stupid, emotional, hormone driven, self serving people, and anyone who believes Im going to shoot them "just because" and if I was going to shoot someone, if they just put up a sign up, it will stop me .. .
And As if making kroger a gun free zone would stop ANY shooter from entering.
Absolutely stupid. No robber or any other criminal cares about a gun free zone in a store.
The killer must not have seen the No Murdering sign.
No... It's all about fame... Notoriety and maybe a chance to turn a buck on it...
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