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”.
Actually, none of the stores named in the article ban firearms even though they could do so with just a sticker on the door.
This is just management trying to pacify anti-gun loons.
Shut up Shannon and make me a sammich.
Do not shop target and never will.
Target is already a target of distrust by millions of shoppers whose credit cards were compromised there and the company didn’t tell them for months.
A company whose logo is a bulls-eye.... classic Target.
I do think that the “open carry” folks are simply trying to “force” a major fed court fight down the road, IMHO.
Probably the best bet is to go visit a Target, ask to speak with a manager, and tell them, “I wish I could shop here, but with your anti-gun policy, I just don’t feel safe here. Goodbye.”
Happening just once, it would be an oddity that would be ignored. But if it happened at several different stores, it would eventually get the ear of their district managers. They are ambitious types, and want to get noticed by upper management, so are very interested in public feedback.
Few are more pro 2nd amendment than me, but I think your comments are spot on. Lots of things may be “legal”, but not all legal things are wise.
A group called Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America gathered nearly 400,000 signatures..
310 million — Total number of nonmilitary firearms in the United States as of 2009. Aprox. half of every home in America has at least one gun.
You are on the wrong side of this Target......
Exactly how it should work.
As a private business, Target has an absolute right to ban guns from their property.
As a private citizen, you have absolute right stop giving them your money.
Instead, Target will get a "safe and inviting" atmosphere for whack jobs looking for soft targets.
“asking” but not requiring.
this is a scam done by these anti-civil rights left wingers.
The stores still have to comply with the law. Just wait for the law suits.
Bye bye, Target. I’ll take my money to your competitors.
Don’t shop at Target — your life may be at stake.
It has become a soft Target (no pun intended) for nuts and terrorists.
It is all about revoking the civil rights in the constitution.
first the second.
we see the third via the illegal aliens happening now.
we are losing the 4th and 5th.
they tried to do the first.
do shop and IGNORE the request.
just be law abiding.
I think I’ll hgo to Target tonight with my concealed Glock 30...
Of course, I won’t buy anything there....
"If Targets corporate management doesnt want me in their stores, I guess I wont go. Ill take my money elsewhere. I hope that makes them happy."
I won’t be shopping there.
How can they object to concealed carry if we don’t tell them? The worst that can happen so long as it is legal to carry in your state is that if they find out you’re packin’ they can ask you to leave the store. That’s it. Of course the last time I entered a target store was when I worked for them 20 years ago. I quit beause a manager decided it was his job to make my life hell. So I’m still a little “bitter”. Screw target. I look forward to their chapter 13 announcement.
Oh yes - the magical, pixie-dust farting JC Peenney - who directly supports homosexuals and the “gay marriage” agenda... who has promoted homosexuality directly in their advertising... sigh
It is getting harder and harder to find a retailer that I can do business with without offending my own views.
People did that at JCP and many got an earful back from angry managers, who defended their gay advertisements.
I won’t go to Target. I cannot believe any sane person would think a ‘gun free zone’ sign isn’t an aphrodisiac to armed criminals and basically invites them to attack their unarmed customers.
If I was a Target customer and got held up my a gun toting criminal, I would sue for the entire value of Target. And after winning, I would change the logo to a bullet and all employees would wear sidearms.
Not necessarily - some state laws specifically state that a business can post a sign of a certain size and wording and they can legally bar you from entering with a firearm (and can have you arrested for trespass if you do).
I can Amazon most things. Beats going to a store.
I wanted an 30s but couldn’t find one, so went with the Springfield XDs .45. It fits in my right front jeans pocket.
With a De Santis sticky holster it looks like a wallet.
And that reminds me, I finally found a 3/32 punch pin so I need to compare grip panels.
Have you ever seen a commie shopping at Target? Well, have you? Of course you do. They’re everywhere there, polluting their precious bodily fluids with ...
While you’re there, CarmichaelPatriot, the last thing in the world I would suggest that you do is go into their electronics department and set their alarm clocks to all go off at once. Because that would be wrong.
Take care, bear.
Since they had their major data breach, I have avoided them like the plague. They lost a lot of business over that.
The only way that I would even consider buying anything there is if there was absolutely no other alternative (of which there are many), and then I would bring cash. It is likely that they are doing a higher percentage of cash sales now. This new announcement makes their customers ripe for the picking, no thanks I do not like putting myself in the position of a sitting duck.
The seeds for a second American revolution are being planted right now.