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Target asks customers not to bring guns to its stores
MPLS Star & SIckle ^ | 7-2-14 | evan ramstad

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 company’s 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 company’s stores to demonstrate their belief in the right to openly bear arms.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; carry; guns; minneapolis; minnesota; opencarry; target; texas
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Not surprising. I don't go there any way.
1 posted on 07/02/2014 7:35:16 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

I will now avoid this publicly advertised “unarmed victims” zone.


2 posted on 07/02/2014 7:36:55 AM PDT by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed

they got too big for their data breaches.


3 posted on 07/02/2014 7:37:36 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

Target now becomes one. Crazy drugged up dopes are already cheering.


4 posted on 07/02/2014 7:38:46 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed

Name your store Target and then tell people not to come in armed. Seems a little odd don’t it.


5 posted on 07/02/2014 7:38:46 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: TurboZamboni

“Target” wins the Irony of the Day award.


6 posted on 07/02/2014 7:41:15 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: TurboZamboni

Haven’t gone there in years.

Their name and logo are rather ironic though! hahaha


7 posted on 07/02/2014 7:41:26 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: TurboZamboni

In addition to not bringing my gun into Target, I will go a step further and not bring my money in there, either.


8 posted on 07/02/2014 7:44:48 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: VanDeKoik

And hoplophobic Bloomturd soccer moms.


9 posted on 07/02/2014 7:47:51 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


10 posted on 07/02/2014 7:48:13 AM PDT by Blennos
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To: TurboZamboni
“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 company’s acting CEO, said in a statement.

"We'd much rather our customers and employees be left at the tender mercies of criminals. Luby's is our model."

11 posted on 07/02/2014 7:48:24 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.
Freegards
LEX


12 posted on 07/02/2014 7:49:07 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: TurboZamboni
...But starting today we will also respectfully request that guests not bring firearms to Target, even in communities where it is permitted by law.”

I will respectfully ignore their request.

13 posted on 07/02/2014 7:50:19 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


14 posted on 07/02/2014 7:52:00 AM PDT by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: TurboZamboni

So police cannot go into a Target.


15 posted on 07/02/2014 7:52:41 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: deoetdoctrinae

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”


16 posted on 07/02/2014 7:53:51 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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17 posted on 07/02/2014 7:53:55 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Armed robberies at Target in 3...2...1


18 posted on 07/02/2014 7:56:59 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


19 posted on 07/02/2014 7:57:18 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TurboZamboni

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!


20 posted on 07/02/2014 7:57:35 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


21 posted on 07/02/2014 7:58:31 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: TurboZamboni
...they need to post a specific sign as required by statute...

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.

22 posted on 07/02/2014 7:59:09 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: TurboZamboni
I have been carrying a firearm (concealed) in Target stores for many years. So far neither it nor I have shot at anything or anyone while shopping. So if Target is afraid of me, I guess my money will still spend as well at Walmart or Kmart or any other mart that does not discriminate against the Second Amendment.
In other words, **** Target and the horse they rode in on.
23 posted on 07/02/2014 8:00:44 AM PDT by Tupelo
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To: Blennos
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.

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.

24 posted on 07/02/2014 8:03:09 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: TurboZamboni
F. U. TARGET!
25 posted on 07/02/2014 8:03:34 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: thackney

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.


26 posted on 07/02/2014 8:08:37 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: thackney
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.

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.

27 posted on 07/02/2014 8:10:58 AM PDT by Blennos
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To: TurboZamboni; marktwain; harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; blackie; AAABEST; Travis McGee; ...
I believe this is only in relation to carrying openly, side or long arms. It does not apply to CCW.

That said, I'm sure these folks would have no problem with armed police, since they have state-issued halos.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

28 posted on 07/02/2014 8:13:42 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: Blennos

Be careful my FRiend...


29 posted on 07/02/2014 8:14:08 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: TurboZamboni

They just closed the Target near us! Could it have been other poor management ideals?


30 posted on 07/02/2014 8:26:05 AM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: Blennos

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....


31 posted on 07/02/2014 8:29:04 AM PDT by Mom MD
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To: Buckeye McFrog

If I owned a store I would post a sign saying “Legal concealed carry welcome here”


32 posted on 07/02/2014 8:30:26 AM PDT by Mom MD
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To: TurboZamboni
If they oppose open carry, I don’t know why they couldn’t just post a sign stating “NO OPEN WEAPONS CARRY ALLOWED”

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.

33 posted on 07/02/2014 8:33:29 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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I think the rabid open carry rifle folks are paid Bloomturd plants.

JMHO.


34 posted on 07/02/2014 8:38:22 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

Target is over.


35 posted on 07/02/2014 8:38:38 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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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.

36 posted on 07/02/2014 8:43:24 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Mom MD

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37 posted on 07/02/2014 8:43:35 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

Well, I guess I won’t bring my cash, either..


38 posted on 07/02/2014 8:43:51 AM PDT by Salgak
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To: thackney

[ 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.


39 posted on 07/02/2014 8:45:02 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: Leaning Right

” 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


40 posted on 07/02/2014 8:46:50 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: GraceG

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”.


41 posted on 07/02/2014 8:47:43 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: TurboZamboni
I don't go there either. While it is legal for me in my state to carry a rifle pretty much any where I go, or a pistol for that matter. I don't think it's the best way to make a point. I have a concealed carry permit for a reason. Now at home I can walk around with an arsenal if I want, generally don't :).

Scaring scaredy cats is not going to change their minds. IMHO.

42 posted on 07/02/2014 8:53:43 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: Leaning Right

Antifreedom nutters would set themselves on fire if they can blame a permit holder or tea party person for arson.


43 posted on 07/02/2014 8:53:46 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
Name your store Target and then tell people not to come in armed. Seems a little odd don’t it.

Target is a good name for a gun-free zone.

44 posted on 07/02/2014 8:54:46 AM PDT by Spirochete (GOP: Give Obama Power)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


45 posted on 07/02/2014 8:58:26 AM PDT by blu
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To: TurboZamboni

There is Walmart.


46 posted on 07/02/2014 8:58:31 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: blu

These open carry folks could very well be forcing a major fed court battle down the road.


47 posted on 07/02/2014 9:00:39 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: TurboZamboni

I think target is a French store and doesn’t understand American values!


48 posted on 07/02/2014 9:01:11 AM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: Blennos

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.


49 posted on 07/02/2014 9:06:12 AM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


50 posted on 07/02/2014 9:06:32 AM PDT by pabianice (LINE)
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