In an exclusive interview with Fortune, Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh put forth a message that many Americans who value their safety will find disagreeable.
According to him, he would prefer it if you would leave your gun at home or in the car before you made your way into a Levi’s store to purchase clothing, even if laws in the city allow it.
“You don’t need a gun to try on a pair of jeans and it’s really out of respect for the safety of our employees and consumers shopping in our stores,” said Bergh.
He also wrote an open letter from his LinkedIn page that elaborated on his stances.
With stores in Paris, Nice and Orlando, and the company’s European headquarters in Brussels, I’ve thought more about safety in the past year than in the previous three decades of my career because of how ‘close to home’