Kroger ends sale of guns and ammunition to anyone under 21 years old

NEW YORK (KWCH) The nations largest grocery chain will stop selling guns and ammunition to customers who are younger than 21 years old.

Kroger sells weapons and ammunition at 46 Fred Meyer stores located in four western states. Those stores also sell general merchandise.

The Kroger grocery stores do not sell weapons.

This marks the third major retailer in two days to impose new age restrictions on sales.

"In response to the tragic events in Parkland and elsewhere, we've taken a hard look at our policies and procedures for firearm sales," Kroger said in a statement. "Recent events demonstrate the need for additional action on the part of responsible gun retailers."

The company stopped selling "assault-style rifles" at its Oregon, Washington and Idaho stores several years ago.