Moms Demand Action has its crosshairs on another target. After its victories at Target, Sonic, and Chipotle, they are targeting Kroger to get the supermarket chain to prohibit guns in the stores.
Moms Demand Action points to 12 shootings in or around a Kroger since 2012, The Huffington Post reports, as the main reason for the prohibition.
In the meantime, Kroger spokesman Keith Dailey says the company does not intend to change its policy.
From the Huffington Post:
“Millions of customers are present in our busy grocery stores every day and we don’t want to put our associates in a position of having to confront a customer who is legally carrying a gun,” Daily said.
“We know that our customers are passionate on both sides of this issue and we trust them to be responsible in our stores.”
Let us not forget what happened right after Target changed its policy. Three men in Gainesville, Florida swarmed on a Target shopper in the parking lot in an attempt to rob him at gunpoint.
Open carry activists insist that a sign merely saying “guns aren’t welcome” will not affect criminals in the slightest–but only force law-abiding, legally-carrying citizens to leave their guns at home.
Unless criminals all of a sudden gain a fondness for rules…
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