Skip to comments.Target releases a statement on guns that Second Amendment supporters may not like
Posted on 07/02/2014 4:12:46 PM PDT by kingattax
Retail giant Target announced Wednesday that it is asking people not to bring firearms into its stores, even when those stores are located in towns that allow open carry.
Our approach has always been to follow local laws, and of course, we will continue to do so, interim Target CEO John Mulligan said.
But starting today we will also respectfully request that guests not bring firearms to Target even in communities where it is permitted by law, he said.
Mulligan said Target has spent considerable time weighing this complex issue, but said the chain wants to create an atmosphere that is safe and inviting for our guests and team members.
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This should do it for “guests” and “customers”. What’s the policy about criminals bringing guns in? Like if a robber...
No Guns , No Credit Cards ,Just Cash ,LOL
another gun free zone for me to avoid...that’s why I love Wallmart!
Carry concealed, and FU Target.
It’s nice to know who doesn’t want my business.
Dear Criminal Element,
Target stores are now easy pickings. No one will be armed but you!!
That is all....
My take on it is, THEY CHOSE TO NAME THEMSELVES. So live with it. Incidentally I have not been in a Target store in over five years, especially after I learned they were owned by a French bunch.
I don’t personally like it that much, but it is their right.
So plain to me, but they seem to be confounded by the concept that someone coming into to rob/kill/maim is not going to be deterred by your policy not allowing firearms on the premises.
Each of us can make a statement that individually will be ignored, until enough people make it, to rattle their chains.
Enter the store, ask to speak to a manager, and say to them, “I would like to shop at Target, but because of your new anti-gun policy, I do not feel safe here anymore. Goodbye.”
There’s actually been a spate of armed robberies following such announcements by other businesses.
Now that Target has officially declared itself a defenseless victim kill zone for criminals with all forms of weaponry, it’s a place best avoided.
I stopped shopping at Target years ago when they kicked the Salvation Army out at Christmas time .
Another place that I can’t boycott because it’s another place I already don’t patronize.
My gun goes where my money goes hello walmart bye bye target.
So... f*** Target.
Who needs ‘em.
I wasn’t too happy when they called Humpback Mountain a “Love Story” - in a promo they ran in their Electronics Department.
In this case, I’ll double-check with them before going there again - just to be sure that I’m not wanted.
I don’t see it as a big issue. How many will be offended that a bank refuse to let ppl who carry guns in?
And in Texas, they have to post a sign saying essentially “no guns allowed” per section 30.06 of code xxx. (Yes, its section 30.06!)
They’ve been swing left for years. Hardly anything new. Like me shopping elsewhere forever.
If I’m conceal carrying legal, how will they ever know? Thats the point.
And if the SHTF worse case, what the hell can they do about it?
The law is the law, they can shove their little sign somewhere, sideways.
Always lacking from these wishy-washy PC announcements is the elephant in the store...
Or else what??
?? Has Target had a rash of robberies from citizens carrying in the open? Why would you want to advertise to criminals that you are “open for business?”
From what I understand, they are not going to post. I’m guessing they did this to make MDA shut up, but the policy is the same, they follow local laws.
I love Target. Nice store and nice employees, but unarmed security staff.
I’ve never seen anyone “open carry” in any Target store I’ve been in, and I’ve been in so many that they have a greeter in each one who knows me by name.
My daughter is both an “open carry” and permitted “concealed carry” person. She protects our granddaughter’s school when she can (has some security problems due to its location), and knows how to shoot accurately.
SHe is definitely an asset to have in an emergency.
Target should rethink their statement because it doesn’t make any sense. Most “open carry” people are making a statement about 2nd Amendment Rights, not looking for trouble.
Also, we don’t have a lot of trouble in my neighborhood due to the number of people (often law enforcement officers, who included my son), who are either an “open” or “concealed” carry person. The streets are a lot safer than many other neighbors I know of. Wonder why?
I'm part Indian...and fear that I'm a "target"...and I think the word is racist.
Agreed. But unless they put a sign up prohibiting it, I will CC (would, since I haven't shopped at Target in ages). Which is the law here in KY.
Personally, I am not a fan of open carry just for the sake of "in your face libs". I am legal CCDW and I don't broadcast it, I just as soon keep the element of surprise.
Interestingly, it is notable what stores can do as their right and what they can't. If Target had a bakery, they couldn't [legally] refuse to cater a gay wedding. But they can [legally] refuse entrance (i.e. sell to) legal gun carriers.
Sauce for the goose is not sauce for the gander in fascist PC land. Consistency in the application of the law be damned.
‘course, checking that guide to see if they try to eliminate the 2nd amendment rights of employees by trying to ban firearms in employee vehicles parked on Target property, that's a whole ‘nuther checkpoint as far as I'm concerned.
In the end, Target's politely asking me not to shop there. Okie, like Walmart’s prices anyway.
Doesn’t matter to me. Earlier this year I got a new credit card from my credit union thanks to Target getting hacks and my number being one of the ones compromised. I had to change at least a dozen online automatic bill pay accounts to change the card number.
After that I had already been boycotting Target. Me and my Glock shop elsewhere.
“So plain to me, but they seem to be confounded by the concept that someone coming into to rob/kill/maim is not going to be deterred by your policy not allowing firearms on the premises.”
actually if their intention is to rob/kill/maim this policy will only encourage them to do so as there is an expectation no one will be able to defend themselves.
Nothing makes you safer than telling everyone you’re completely unarmed.
It’s private property, and Target is entitled to make that choice. I will drive the extra mile to Walmart, a safer store where my firearms are welcome and they sell firearms and ammo.
What Target just did was make people going to Target, targets for some whack job to gun customers down and nobody with a gun for defense. But then, there are other stores other than Target to go to. WalMart beats Target hands down.
Target is already floundering.
fu target. they’ve just turned themselves into huge gun-free zone burglary and murder targets.
Yep, I wonder why? Perhaps someone should apply for a federal grant to study the problem.
i think you could be safer.
scream you are unarmed, and run naked with a bunch of money around your neck.
In fact, although Walmart doesn't have such an anti-gun policy (or does it?) here's an earlier FR thread about a threatening situation that happened in a Walmart, a little girl's life probably being saved by armed personnel.
same in wi. they have to post a sign or cc is legal there. but as they are sliding left and they really arent’ selling anything special i can get it other places.
99.999% more likely to be victims of illegal firearm use than have an incident with a legal CCW.
Not defending them, but I wonder if insurance rates have anything to do with it?
I just spent over $150 online that I would have spent at Target.
I do not shive a git what Target or Starbucks do...I refuse to patronized either establishment. For this and many other reasons. Ben and Jerry’s also comes to mind...
I used to be quite a big fan of Target. It was my favorite of the big 3 discount stores (Target, KMart, Wal-mart). But sadly, the liberalism of their corporate office has alienated me from them.
Not much of a problem unless you have a burning desire to have a “queer friendly” shopping experience.
It’s really too bad I’ve refused to darken their doors for many years so I could ban them now.
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