Skip to comments.Target asks customers to leave firearms at home
Posted on 07/02/2014 8:50:01 AM PDT by PoloSecEdited on 07/02/2014 10:50:20 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
NEW YORK (AP) — Target is asking its customers to not bring firearms into its stores, even where it is allowed by law.
In a statement posted Wednesday on the retailer's corporate blog, interim CEO John Mulligan said that Target wants a "safe and inviting" atmosphere for its shoppers and employees.
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Target making themselves a target.
Hey bad guys...no security at Target!
Well there is Walmart.
Making themselves A REAL TARGET for certain.
Have to see about getting my prescriptions elsewhere.
Target can ask but can’t bar where the law permits. Any other action opens them to a lawsuit.
I guess my credit cards are no longer the only things that are not secure at Target!
related earlier thread from a different source:
Well, then ... If Target’s corporate management doesn’t want me in their stores, I guess I won’t go. I’ll take my money elsewhere. I hope that makes them happy.
What I will leave at home is myself and my wallet. Our Constitutional Rights do not stop at your door!
Until you affirm you stand for the US Constitution you can KMA and will not get another dollar from me.
Folks - while I truly despise when a company pulls this garbage, giving in to the Leftists who apparently like crime...
But lets be honest - this came about, not because of responsible gun owners carrying in their store in a relatively low-key manner (handgun strapped to their belt or concealed carry)... This came as a knee-jerk reaction to a group in Texas who decided to play a card out of the Homosexual playbook - and ram it down people’s throats by carrying long guns into the store - even to the point of acting a bit confrontational.
Just because something is legal does not make it expedient or wise. Had logical folks kept cool heads and simply carried in a manner consistent with reason - this likely would have never been an issue.
So I point a finger not just at Target, but at those goobers who thought it a good idea to carry long guns for the sake of “making a point”...
What are they doing here?
Are they telling us how to dress when they tell us to leave some of the things we carry and wear, “at home”, or are they telling us that they want their parking lot full of cars which the bad guys know have pistols sitting in them under the seats and in the glove compartments, as the drivers remove their pistols to go shopping?
And another criminal magnet reveals itself.
ATTENTION TARGET CUSTOMERS: Please avoid our establishments after dark. Our prohibition on firearms means that you will certainly be unarmed coming from and returning to your vehicular conveyance. That makes our parking lots a prime location for local thugs to relieve you or your belongings and perhaps your vehicle and, possibly, YOUR LIFE!
Have a wonderful day!
I’ll carry anyway.
And shop elsewhere.
That’s OK. Like Burger King and Starbucks, a little bird advised me a while ago to stop shopping the red bullseye.
My Magic 8-ball: “I see JC Penney”.