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(WSMV) - Grocery store chain ALDI is joining a growing list of retailers asking customers not to openly carry guns into stores in states where it is legal to do so including Tennessee and Kentucky.

According to a tweet put out by the company, only authorized law enforcement personnel will be allowed to continue openly carrying firearms in its over 1,900 US stores.

Stores such as Walmart, Kroger, Walgreens and CVS Pharmacy announced new policy changes last week in an effort to prevent gun violence and increase safety of customers and employees. This comes after intense pressure in the wake of mass shootings recently, including one at an El Paso Walmart store.

Tennessee law requires a permit to open carry. In Kentucky, you are allowed to open carry without a permit. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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