Severely mentally ill racist Gregory Bush took advantage of the fact that Kroger allows loaded guns to be carried into their stores on October 24, 2018. He entered a Kroger store in Jeffersontown, Kentucky that afternoon armed with a handgun, walked to the back of the store, and shot a black shopper in the back of the head. Bush put several more rounds into the man after he collapsed to the floor. He then exited the store and shot a black woman in the parking lot several times, killing her.
A white patron, Ed Harrell, was outside the store when Bush emerged. He retrieved a revolver from his car, crouched down beside it, and shouted out to Bush to ask what was happening. “Don’t shoot me, I won’t shoot you,” Bush replied. “Whites don’t shoot whites.” Harrell watched him get into his car and drive away. Bush was apprehended and arrested by police shortly thereafter. He is now being held on $5 million bond and has been charged with two counts of murder and ten counts of wanton endangerment.
Bush, 51, indicated on his Facebook page that he has struggled with schizophrenia and was placed on medical disability as a result.
There have already been 17 gun deaths and injuries at Kroger stores from January-October 2018. [Gun Violence Archive]
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I am disgusted that Kroger continues to allow individuals to carry loaded guns in its stores as a matter of company policy. Because of this reckless policy, you are giving violent individuals all the cover they need to enter your stores armed. During the period of January-October 2018 alone, there were 17 gun deaths and injuries on Kroger property! Every time a maniac like Gregory Bush shoots one of your customers, that blood is on your hands. You have been warned for years by gun violence survivors and other advocates that there would be consequences for your company policy. You have ignored these warnings repeatedly in order to cynically cater to the NRA and pro-gun activists. Shame on you! Change your policy immediately and ban the carrying of guns at your stores! If you do not, I am going to make it my life’s purpose to run you out of business. I will never tire at that task; that I promise.
Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen
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