Skip to comments.Target asks customers not to bring guns to its stores
Posted on 07/02/2014 7:35:16 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
Target Corp. on Wednesday took a stand against customers who bring firearms into its stores. This is a complicated issue, but it boils down to a simple belief: Bringing firearms to Target creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create, John Mulligan, the companys acting CEO, said in a statement. The matter became a surprising controversy for the Minneapolis-based retailer in recent months when activist gun owners in Texas and other states chose the companys stores to demonstrate their belief in the right to openly bear arms.
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I will now avoid this publicly advertised “unarmed victims” zone.
they got too big for their data breaches.
Target now becomes one. Crazy drugged up dopes are already cheering.
Name your store Target and then tell people not to come in armed. Seems a little odd don’t it.
“Target” wins the Irony of the Day award.
Haven’t gone there in years.
Their name and logo are rather ironic though! hahaha
In addition to not bringing my gun into Target, I will go a step further and not bring my money in there, either.
And hoplophobic Bloomturd soccer moms.
Unless there is an official no-guns sign posted on their store entrance, it is perfectly legal to bring in a gun in this state (NC). I’ll continue to concealed-carry in the local Target store. Even if they do put up a sign, I’ll probably decide to ignore it. The issue of self-defense is too important to be diminished by this feel-good PC nonsense.
"We'd much rather our customers and employees be left at the tender mercies of criminals. Luby's is our model."
I stopped going to Target when they disallowed the Salvation Army Bell Ringers at Christmas.
Since they can’t keep credit card data secure that was a good decision.
So they wont need to worry bout me bringing in my gun.
I will respectfully ignore their request.
I was in Target when a couple decided to grab a TV and head to the rear door. A cop was in the store and chased them, yelling freeze. They got in a fist fight near my family. The cop ended it with a few boot stomps (from his jack boots I’m sure :). The perp and his family sued the cop for excessive force. I told the police department the cop did the right thing.
I wasn’t carrying that day. That was the last time I went to the store without my gun. Target can ask politely and I’ll politely ignore.
So police cannot go into a Target.
In Minnesota they need to post a specific sign as required by statute or they can want and one hand and poop in the other and see which fills up first.
If they oppose open carry, I don’t know why they couldn’t just post a sign stating “NO OPEN WEAPONS CARRY ALLOWED”
Armed robberies at Target in 3...2...1
I don’t shop there. Foolish as they are now painting a “target” on themselves (to coin a phrase) for criminals.
But I will defend their rights as private property owners to make this call.
I worked for several big retail chains that all banned firearms in the stores. Extremely foolish IMO.
Customers? They aren’t the problem! They may want to ask CRIMINALS to not bring guns to its stores. Geeez. This crap isn’t rocket science!
Texas and other open carry states allow people to carry guns unless directed by owners of private property to put them away.
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They don’t even know what open carry means.
Texas does not allow open carry.
I think that is also the case here in Tennessee (and probably most everywhere). If they don't, then their request is just that, merely a request.
When I see one of the signs, like at Mast General Store or Outback Steakhouse, I take my dollars elsewhere.
Assuming you have a conceal-carry permit, that means you are willing to put your permit at risk for the privilege of shopping at a store that doesn't respect your rights.
For being a ‘pro-gun’ state, Texas has a lot of goofy gun laws.
IIRC,TX is where this Target silliness started. IIRC, TX doesn’t allow open pistol carry, but does allow open long gun carry.
I do have a permit. The situation is not ideal, to be sure. But our pharmacy is at Target; and there is not another one within a convenient distance. Were it not for that,I would kiss Target goodbye, for this and a host of other reasons.
That said, I'm sure these folks would have no problem with armed police, since they have state-issued halos.
Be careful my FRiend...
They just closed the Target near us! Could it have been other poor management ideals?
I have a hard time seeing signs. Im sign blind. Besides that even if there is a sign, it is a misdemeanor at best to carry. If you get found out and if the store wants to make an issue of it. The only way I would be found out is if I needed the firearm. After that I wouldn’t care if the store got a little upset....
If I owned a store I would post a sign saying “Legal concealed carry welcome here”
Bingo! Look, I can understand why some folks get all worked up about open carry. No one is more pro-2A than me, but if I'm in a store and people walk in with slung rifles, I'm going to get a little uncomfortable.
It's a natural reaction. Just like if a person in a store is openly examining a Hustler magazine (I've been told it has some raunchy content).
You've got a right to carry (2A), and a right to read Hustler (1A). But conceal the gun, and conceal the Hustler, when you're out in public.
And for what it's worth, I think most states have got it backwards. No license should be needed for concealed carry, but a license should be needed for open carry.
I think the rabid open carry rifle folks are paid Bloomturd plants.
Target is over.
I hadn't thought about that angle, but you might be on to something. One thing is for sure, the rabid open carry rifle folks are NOT helping the 2A cause. It's almost like they are trying to provoke an anti-2A backlash, which goes to your point.
Well, I guess I won’t bring my cash, either..
[ Texas and other open carry states allow people to carry guns unless directed by owners of private property to put them away. ]
I have issues with “Open Carry” as it will give a gun man an intial target. Also I have issues with Open Carry being used as a substitute for Concealed Carry. I have big issues with needing a permit for concealed carry.
I would much rather have concealed carry without a permit as it shouldn’t be up to the government to tell you how to carry your protection on you.
I would rather the people with guns with ill intent not have any idea who might be armed, they may be pointing a gun at the clerk and not notice the little old lady who just pulled a snub 38 out of her purse and has it pointed at his head.
But I will take Open Carry when I can get it.
” I think the rabid open carry rifle folks are paid Bloomturd plants.
I hadn’t thought about that angle, but you might be on to something. One thing is for sure, the rabid open carry rifle folks are NOT helping the 2A cause. It’s almost like they are trying to provoke an anti-2A backlash, which goes to your point. “
One has to wonder
I have issues with Open Carry as it will give a gun man an intial target.
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I don’t want to tell others they cannot open carry. But I agree with you. It tells the bad guy “shoot me first”.
Scaring scaredy cats is not going to change their minds. IMHO.
Antifreedom nutters would set themselves on fire if they can blame a permit holder or tea party person for arson.
Target is a good name for a gun-free zone.
Who are these morons who are carrying long guns in public? That’s an in-yer-face sure enough reason to scare people. I have a CPL. I am familiar with our gun laws, and have had experience with local law enforcement. We are an open carry state, so it’s legal-but it’s still stupid! If I see a long gun in public, my first thought is “bad guy”. When I see a holstered gun, no biggy. When the folks at our grocery store see me, they automatically look at my face, then down to the side-they always want to see if I remembered to pull my shirt down over my holster!
Sorry, but the long-gun pro open carry idiots are ruining it. They are not educating the public, they are scaring the public. And they for darn sure are scaring me. First, because they’re Operating Dumb While Armed, and second, are they a good guy or a bad guy? Escape, evade.
There is Walmart.
These open carry folks could very well be forcing a major fed court battle down the road.
I think target is a French store and doesn’t understand American values!
I bet you they will backtrack and “ask” people to not open carry.
Or they will just put a dumb plastic sticker on the door with a gun and a slash through it.
That doesn’t cut it in Texas as a lawful prohibition on concealed carry.
That said, I’ll make sure they don’t get my money anyway.
The Wal*Borg near me does the passive-aggressive thing. They have a sparse collection of ammo in locked cases. Alas, there is never a salesperson with a license there to unlock the cases. Too bad, so sad. They long ago stopped selling firearms.