Group protests gun rules at suburban Mariano's

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015
People protested Tuesday outside a Mariano's grocery store in suburban Northbrook.

NORTHBROOK, Ill. (WLS) -- The opening of a new Mariano's grocery store in suburban Northbrook drew a handful of protestors on Tuesday.

A small group stood outside picketing the store, which is located on Skokie Boulevard, because they do not like that the store will allow people to carry guns inside.

Mariano's said it respects all opinions, but it is complying with Illinois law which allows concealed carry.

The company that owns Mariano's issued a statement Tuesday that said: Roundy's abides by all local firearm laws in the states in which we operate. In Illinois, concealed carry is allowed under the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act, and unless otherwise limited in local ordinances, an individual in compliance with that Act is allowed in our stores. We respect that there are strong feelings on both sides of this issue and believe that our customers can be respectful to one another when shopping at our stores."