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Target releases a statement on guns that Second Amendment supporters may not like
The Blaze ^ | Jul. 2, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz

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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"complex issue" ? doesn't seem complex, it seems pretty simple to most law-abiding folks.
1 posted on 07/02/2014 4:12:46 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

This should do it for “guests” and “customers”. What’s the policy about criminals bringing guns in? Like if a robber...


2 posted on 07/02/2014 4:16:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: kingattax

No Guns , No Credit Cards ,Just Cash ,LOL


3 posted on 07/02/2014 4:16:35 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: kingattax

another gun free zone for me to avoid...that’s why I love Wallmart!


4 posted on 07/02/2014 4:17:03 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Bush won the War in Iraq, Obozo lost the peace..and gave Iraq back to the Terrorists!)
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To: kingattax

Carry concealed, and FU Target.


5 posted on 07/02/2014 4:17:23 PM PDT by Flintlock
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To: kingattax

It’s nice to know who doesn’t want my business.


6 posted on 07/02/2014 4:20:00 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: kingattax

Dear Criminal Element,

Target stores are now easy pickings. No one will be armed but you!!

That is all....


7 posted on 07/02/2014 4:20:15 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: kingattax

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.


8 posted on 07/02/2014 4:21:54 PM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: kingattax

I don’t personally like it that much, but it is their right.


9 posted on 07/02/2014 4:22:17 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel
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To: kingattax

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.


10 posted on 07/02/2014 4:22:24 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: kingattax

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.”


11 posted on 07/02/2014 4:23:00 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Islander7

There’s actually been a spate of armed robberies following such announcements by other businesses.


12 posted on 07/02/2014 4:23:37 PM PDT by jameslalor
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To: kingattax

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.


13 posted on 07/02/2014 4:24:36 PM PDT by MCH
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To: kingattax

I stopped shopping at Target years ago when they kicked the Salvation Army out at Christmas time .


14 posted on 07/02/2014 4:27:33 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: 0bamanomics is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: All

*sigh*

Another place that I can’t boycott because it’s another place I already don’t patronize.


15 posted on 07/02/2014 4:27:55 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: kingattax

My gun goes where my money goes hello walmart bye bye target.


16 posted on 07/02/2014 4:28:12 PM PDT by bikerman (Bowe Bergdahl is a traitor not a hero and should be hung.)
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To: kingattax

So... f*** Target.

Who needs ‘em.


17 posted on 07/02/2014 4:28:34 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: kingattax
It's a request and it seems to be targeted at those who open carry AR and AK type weapons. I don't see that big of a deal at this time. I draw the line when all weapons are prohibited in a business, to include those that are legally concealed. Those businesses do not get my dollars.
18 posted on 07/02/2014 4:31:50 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: kingattax

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.


19 posted on 07/02/2014 4:34:01 PM PDT by BobL
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To: kingattax

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?


20 posted on 07/02/2014 4:34:25 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Agree.

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!)


21 posted on 07/02/2014 4:35:33 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: kingattax

They’ve been swing left for years. Hardly anything new. Like me shopping elsewhere forever.


22 posted on 07/02/2014 4:38:01 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: kingattax

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.


23 posted on 07/02/2014 4:38:36 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: kingattax
"complex issue" ? doesn't seem complex, it seems pretty simple to most law-abiding folks.

Always lacking from these wishy-washy PC announcements is the elephant in the store...

Or else what??

24 posted on 07/02/2014 4:39:57 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: kingattax
It's a target rich environment.


25 posted on 07/02/2014 4:40:49 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: kingattax

?? 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?”


26 posted on 07/02/2014 4:42:11 PM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: WildHighlander57

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.


27 posted on 07/02/2014 4:43:23 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Islander7

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?


28 posted on 07/02/2014 4:44:08 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: kingattax
I'm offended by the name "TARGET"...and think they should change it.

I'm part Indian...and fear that I'm a "target"...and I think the word is racist.

29 posted on 07/02/2014 4:44:42 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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I don’t personally like it that much, but it is their right.

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.

30 posted on 07/02/2014 4:45:29 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: kingattax
Seems like a waffle to the gun grabbers, politely asking gun owners not to bring firearms in. Pretty much the same action that Starbucks took. I betcha that if you check the employee guide, it will specifically mention to NOT mention if you observe a customer carrying a firearm and NOT to try to enforce the request.

‘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.

31 posted on 07/02/2014 4:46:27 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: kingattax

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.


32 posted on 07/02/2014 4:48:24 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

“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.”

Deterred?

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.


33 posted on 07/02/2014 4:49:08 PM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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To: kingattax

Nothing makes you safer than telling everyone you’re completely unarmed.


34 posted on 07/02/2014 4:51:07 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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these faggoty useless eaters might want to change their name from Target. to CATCHER...
35 posted on 07/02/2014 4:52:38 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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Its their right to ask all they want, but are people required to accede to their request?
36 posted on 07/02/2014 4:56:34 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor, Lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.)
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To: kingattax

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.


37 posted on 07/02/2014 5:02:10 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: kingattax

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.


38 posted on 07/02/2014 5:02:50 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: kingattax

Target is already floundering.


39 posted on 07/02/2014 5:09:03 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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fu target. they’ve just turned themselves into huge gun-free zone burglary and murder targets.


40 posted on 07/02/2014 5:19:04 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: jameslalor

Yep, I wonder why? Perhaps someone should apply for a federal grant to study the problem.


41 posted on 07/02/2014 5:20:50 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

i think you could be safer.

scream you are unarmed, and run naked with a bunch of money around your neck.


42 posted on 07/02/2014 5:23:00 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: kingattax; All
With all due respect to customers who may be injured or killed as a consequence of Target's misguided anti-gun policy, this is social Darwinism at work.

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.

FR: Child Saved After Being Snatched in Walmart (Perp Killed by Fast-Thinking Cop- VIDEO)

43 posted on 07/02/2014 5:23:11 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: ChildOfThe60s

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.


44 posted on 07/02/2014 5:24:35 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: kingattax

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?


45 posted on 07/02/2014 5:26:10 PM PDT by jughandle (Big words anger me, keep talking.)
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To: kingattax

I just spent over $150 online that I would have spent at Target.


46 posted on 07/02/2014 5:44:55 PM PDT by call meVeronica
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To: kingu

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...


47 posted on 07/02/2014 5:45:54 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: kingattax

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.


48 posted on 07/02/2014 5:52:09 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: kingattax

Not much of a problem unless you have a burning desire to have a “queer friendly” shopping experience.


49 posted on 07/02/2014 6:02:40 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Surgeon General Warning: Operation of Government Motors vehicles may be hazardous to your health)
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To: kingattax

It’s really too bad I’ve refused to darken their doors for many years so I could ban them now.


50 posted on 07/02/2014 6:30:19 PM PDT by bgill
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