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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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To: ealgeone

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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To: PoloSec
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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To: PoloSec

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.


21 posted on 07/02/2014 9:00:34 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: PoloSec
Such positive safety changes made by some of our country's leading retailers are proof of the influence of women and mothers," said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Shut up Shannon and make me a sammich.

22 posted on 07/02/2014 9:00:50 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (1 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. Psalm 50 v 10)
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To: PoloSec

Do not shop target and never will.


23 posted on 07/02/2014 9:00:58 AM PDT by formosa
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To: AU72

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.


24 posted on 07/02/2014 9:03:33 AM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: PoloSec

A company whose logo is a bulls-eye.... classic Target.


25 posted on 07/02/2014 9:04:38 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: TheBattman

I do think that the “open carry” folks are simply trying to “force” a major fed court fight down the road, IMHO.


26 posted on 07/02/2014 9:04:38 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: PoloSec

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.


27 posted on 07/02/2014 9:06:40 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: TheBattman

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.


28 posted on 07/02/2014 9:06:44 AM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: PoloSec

A group called Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America gathered nearly 400,000 signatures..

Really 400,000?
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......


29 posted on 07/02/2014 9:07:05 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: NorthMountain

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.


30 posted on 07/02/2014 9:07:42 AM PDT by Walrus (I love the America that used to be ---I hate the America that now IS!)
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To: Dick Bachert
Target wants a "safe and inviting" atmosphere for its shoppers and employees.

Instead, Target will get a "safe and inviting" atmosphere for whack jobs looking for soft targets.

31 posted on 07/02/2014 9:08:38 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: PoloSec

“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.


32 posted on 07/02/2014 9:08:43 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Bye bye, Target. I’ll take my money to your competitors.


33 posted on 07/02/2014 9:08:45 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: PoloSec

Don’t shop at Target — your life may be at stake.

It has become a soft Target (no pun intended) for nuts and terrorists.


34 posted on 07/02/2014 9:11:10 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: VanShuyten

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.


35 posted on 07/02/2014 9:11:34 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: 353FMG

reverse that.

do shop and IGNORE the request.

just be law abiding.


36 posted on 07/02/2014 9:12:23 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

I think I’ll hgo to Target tonight with my concealed Glock 30...

Of course, I won’t buy anything there....


37 posted on 07/02/2014 9:13:11 AM PDT by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: NorthMountain
Thanks for posting the logical and mature way to handle this issue with Target:

"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."

38 posted on 07/02/2014 9:15:17 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo, the Sunni Won-Doer, will not divert $'s from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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To: AU72

I won’t be shopping there.


39 posted on 07/02/2014 9:15:55 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men d)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.

CC


40 posted on 07/02/2014 9:16:28 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: tumblindice

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.


41 posted on 07/02/2014 9:18:18 AM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

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.


42 posted on 07/02/2014 9:18:22 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Kozy
Target can ask but can’t bar where the law permits. Any other action opens them to a lawsuit.

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).

43 posted on 07/02/2014 9:20:09 AM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Biggirl

I can Amazon most things. Beats going to a store.


44 posted on 07/02/2014 9:24:46 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.q)
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To: CarmichaelPatriot

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.


45 posted on 07/02/2014 9:27:51 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: PoloSec

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.


46 posted on 07/02/2014 9:28:43 AM PDT by RedWhiteBlue (Mama tried)
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To: PoloSec

Target practice?


47 posted on 07/02/2014 9:31:14 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: YourAdHere

http://www.target.com/p/maya-group-blaster-pro-auto-fire-e5000/-/A-14257972#prodSlot=medium_1_22&term=bb+gun


48 posted on 07/02/2014 9:34:35 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: PoloSec
Target wants a "safe and inviting" atmosphere for its shoppers and employees criminals.
49 posted on 07/02/2014 9:40:34 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: longtermmemmory

The seeds for a second American revolution are being planted right now.


50 posted on 07/02/2014 9:49:57 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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