Target asks customers to leave firearms at home

Target store | AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File
Target store | AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File

Target is joining other businesses in asking customers to not bring guns with them when they shop. According to the Chicago Sun-Times:

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.

“Bringing firearms to Target creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create,” he said.

In many states, carrying unconcealed guns in public is legal.

Molly Snyder, a Target spokeswoman, said Target’s move is a “request and not a prohibition.”

[Read the full story at the Chicago Sun-Times]

1 Comment

  • william strattford

    fine with me ... Target funds LGBT so i avoid it at all cost. There's nothing that Target has that some other retailer doesn't have at a better price anyway

    2014-07-07 09:19:58 | Reply


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