I love Costco. It’s a great place to spend a Saturday morning alone or with your loved ones.
On Christmas day 2012, in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, I was wondering about Costco’s policy on fire arms and other weapons.
What if one of my favorite places and retail institutions supported easy access to guns and ammunition? I would have to rethink my Costco passion.
My local Costco in Westchester County certainly doesn’t sell firearms or other weapons, but what about other locations, further from New York City?
I could not find Costco’s gun policy published anywhere on the company’s website. I couldn’t find any guns for sale on the Costco website, either.
So I emailed my question to Bev Akada in Costco’s corporate communications office.
Her assistant replied:
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Costco’s policy prohibits weapons within our buildings.
All the best,
PJ (Peggy-Jo) Faria
My loyalty to Costco has increased.