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Target asks customers to leave firearms at home
Town Hall ^ | July 2 2014 | Town Hall

Posted on 07/02/2014 8:50:01 AM PDT by PoloSec

Edited 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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1 posted on 07/02/2014 8:50:01 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Target making themselves a target.


2 posted on 07/02/2014 8:51:28 AM PDT by AU72
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To: PoloSec
I guess Target is now going to become a "target"...aka gun free zone.

Hey bad guys...no security at Target!

3 posted on 07/02/2014 8:51:33 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: PoloSec

Well there is Walmart.


4 posted on 07/02/2014 8:52:13 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: PoloSec

Making themselves A REAL TARGET for certain.


5 posted on 07/02/2014 8:52:52 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: PoloSec
Target's toy gun department
6 posted on 07/02/2014 8:52:58 AM PDT by YourAdHere (I flip off all Obama bumper stickers.)
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To: ealgeone

Have to see about getting my prescriptions elsewhere.


7 posted on 07/02/2014 8:53:02 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: PoloSec
Nitwits ask the criminals to leave their guns home. When your ars hat store is shot up and casualties could have been cut short you will beg for protection that legal carry could have stopped.
8 posted on 07/02/2014 8:53:31 AM PDT by Logical me
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Target can ask but can’t bar where the law permits. Any other action opens them to a lawsuit.


9 posted on 07/02/2014 8:53:43 AM PDT by Kozy
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To: PoloSec

I guess my credit cards are no longer the only things that are not secure at Target!


10 posted on 07/02/2014 8:53:44 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: PoloSec

related earlier thread from a different source:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3175040/posts


11 posted on 07/02/2014 8:53:45 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: PoloSec
Are they objecting to open, or concealed, or both?
12 posted on 07/02/2014 8:54:04 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: PoloSec

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.


13 posted on 07/02/2014 8:55:02 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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I won't bring any guns to Target.
I won't bring myself or any business to Target either.

14 posted on 07/02/2014 8:57:35 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: PoloSec

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.


15 posted on 07/02/2014 8:57:41 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: PoloSec

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”...


16 posted on 07/02/2014 8:58:58 AM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: PoloSec

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?


17 posted on 07/02/2014 8:58:59 AM PDT by ansel12 (( Rand Paul---What a tragedy if America wouldn't have gotten to see Barack Obama as a leader.)
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To: PoloSec

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!


18 posted on 07/02/2014 8:59:13 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: PoloSec

I’ll carry anyway.

And shop elsewhere.


19 posted on 07/02/2014 8:59:20 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: PoloSec

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”.


20 posted on 07/02/2014 9:00:04 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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