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Target: We Didn't Ban Open Carry, We're Just Asking Politely

Don't be so quick to applaud Target's decision to ask open carry advocates to stay away.
Target: We Didn't Ban Open Carry, We're Just Asking Politely
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I am sure the nation's crazy nuts who insist on wearing their AR-15s into Target stores will certainly comply with the nice corporate "request" for them to stop, aren't you?

Via Americans Against The Tea Party:

If you were celebrating Target’s announcement that it will be asking customers to leave their Second Amendment sticks at home, you might want to hold off on that for a while.

On Wednesday, Target said on its blog, it will be asking customers to leave their boomsticks at home, as the presence of loaded assault rifles “creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create.”

Target interim CEO John Mulligan explained via a blog post, “ 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.”

“This isn’t a policy change, this is a position,” said Molly Snyder, a member of Target’s public relations team, in a phone interview with The Wire. “We are requesting that people do not carry any firearms in our stores, including concealed carry. We will continue to follow local laws, however, concealed weapons are included in our position.”

“Because this is a request and not a prohibition, we do not plan to communicate with our customers at this time,” she told The Wire.

Oh, how polite of them. Wouldn't want to upset the wingnuts with the assault weapons, now would we?

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