Bloomberg anti-gun extremists are at it again, this time claiming that Target “banned” guns in response to its online bullying campaign. Here is Target’s statement:
The leadership team has been weighing a complex issue, and I want to be sure everyone understands our thoughts and ultimate decision.
As you’ve likely seen in the media, there has been a debate about whether guests in communities that permit “open carry” should be allowed to bring firearms into Target stores. Our approach has always been to follow local laws, and of course, we will continue to do so. But starting today we will also respectfully request that guests not bring firearms to Target – even in communities where it is permitted by law.
We’ve listened carefully to the nuances of this debate and respect the protected rights of everyone involved. In return, we are asking for help in fulfilling our goal to create an atmosphere that is safe and inviting for our guests and team members.
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.
No where in this statement does Target “ban” guns or even tell people to “leave their guns at home.” It’s a meh response just to shut up Bloomberg’s anti-gun lobbyists who are targeting retail stores since they have failed legislatively. Don’t give them a victory where they haven’t earned one.
Exit question: If this 2A mom legally conceal carries in their stores, how will they know?
Past on this:
Molly Snyder, a Target spokeswoman, said the retailer will not post signs at its stores asking people not to bring guns inside. “It is not a ban,” she said. “There is no prohibition.”