Please Sign Our Petition: Target Create Gun Sense Policies In Your Stores.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Please Sign This Petition:

 

 

Target: Create Gun Sense Policies in Your Stores

 

TO: John Mulligan, Interim CEO, Target

 

Please issue gun sense policies to keep your customers and employees safe from the risk of gun violence by protecting against people carrying weapons in your stores.

 

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Gun extremists armed with semiautomatic rifles have walked into Target locations around the country, weapons out and loaded, making sure customers saw their guns.

 

It’s often legal to do this, because many states have weak laws that allow people to openly carry around loaded weapons without any permits, training, or background checks. That means it’s up to companies themselves to protect their customers when the law won’t. Yet according to the Wall Street Journal, Target doesn’t have any policies to stop people from carrying weapons in its stores:

 

Target, which boasts on its website that between 80% and 90% of its customers are women, has no restrictions on customers carrying guns in its stores.

 

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Chipotle, Starbucks, Chili’s, Sonic Drive-In, and Jack in the Box have already responded to petitions from moms and other gun sense supporters asking the stores not to allow guns. Now it’s up to Target to protect families who shop in its stores.

 

Sign the petition pleaset to automatically send a message to Target’s CEO asking him to create gun sense policies to protect customers in its stores.

 

Target: Create Gun Sense Policies in Your Stores

 

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From Mother Jones:

 

Target Gets Drawn Into Gun Rights Battle

 

Executives at Target probably never thought much about their red-and-white bull’s-eye logo becoming so fraught, but the mammoth discount retailer now faces the challenge of being the latest corporation pulled into the fight over open-carry gun rights. On Wednesday, the social-media-savvy Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America began sharing images of men carrying semi-automatic rifles inside Target stores, including in Texas, where the group Open Carry Texas held a recent demonstration to point up the right under state law to display such guns in public.

 

Over the last few months Moms Demand Action has pressured more than a half-dozen corporate food and beverage chains into rejecting the open carrying of firearms at their locations, including Starbucks,Chipotle, and Jack in the Box, and most recently Sonic and Chili’s. Large retailers have become the latest front in the battle, including Home Depot last weekend, and now Target.

 

In March, Open Carry Texas posted images to Facebook of its armed members inside a Dallas-Fort Worth area store, noting that “Target is very 2A friendly.”

 

“We like baby toys!” one open carry supporter chimed in on Facebook.

 

“Hell, yeah,” said another.

 

“Hey Mom’s Demand Action! Suck on this!” said another.

 

Open Carry Texas hasn’t hesitated to get ugly with opponents: As I reported in mid May, the group’s leader has referred to the women of Moms Demand Action as “ignorant, retarded people” and “thugs with jugs,” and its members have harassed and degraded women in disturbing ways.

 

“We expect to be safe and secure when we wheel our kids around in Target’s red shopping carts,” Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action said on Wednesday. “We support the Second Amendment, but people walking through the aisles flaunting their loaded weapons is unacceptable. We’re asking one of our country’s largest retailers, a store that American moms flock to, to follow the lead of Chipotle and Starbucks and make a clear statement that open carry of firearms is not welcome in their stores.”

 

Target appears to have no specific policy regarding guns being brought into its stores. “The safety and security of our guests and team members is our highest priority,” a company spokeswoman told the Wall Street Journal late Tuesday. She further noted that Target does not sell firearms or ammunition, and that the company “is committed to following all state and federal laws.”

 

Although no state is a greater champion of gun rights than Texas, by late last week it appeared that the National Rifle Association could no longer abide by the antics of Open Carry Texas and its allies. In an extraordinary move first reported by Mother Jones, the NRA issued a lengthy statement denouncing the open carry demonstrations as “foolishness” and “downright weird.” But less than 24 hours later—after the Texas activists pushed back hard and began telling their supporters to abandon the NRA—the gun lobby relented, apologizing for and essentially retracting the whole thing, suggesting it had been the handiwork of a rogue employee.

 

The NRA’s top lobbyist Chris Cox called the post “a mistake” and said that it had been written by “a staffer”—whose identity Cox did not disclose—who’d “expressed his personal opinion.” Cox emphasized that the NRA officially supports open carry and he apologized for “any confusion” the post had caused.

 

Thank you Mother Jones & MARK FOLLMAN

 

 

 

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EVERYTOWN For Gun Safety.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Save The Babies. Save The Children. It’s Time For Gun Sense In America.

 

Published on May 29, 2014

Common sense gun reforms and responsible gun control laws are needed now. Whose child will be next? How many more have to die? Does your second amendment rights trump my U.S. Constitutional rights to life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shannon Watts, Everytown For Gun Safety: Fight Gun Violence With Your VOTE.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Mayors Against Illegal Guns/Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America.

 

If our elected officials won’t change our gun laws, it’s time to change our elected officials.

I was in the Senate gallery one year ago today when a minority of U.S. Senators blocked a bill to expand criminal background checks. They caved under pressure from the Washington gun lobby instead of standing up for more than 90% of the American people who supported the bill. They made the wrong choice.

That’s why I’m proud to announce the launch of Gun Sense Voter, an unprecedented initiative to mobilize Americans in all 50 states to fight gun violence with their votes.

I’m writing to ask you to pledge to vote for candidates in local, state and federal elections who support common-sense laws to reduce gun violence. And, at the same time, help us show others the door.

Will you take the pledge to become a Gun Sense Voter today?

Are you a Gun Sense Voter? Here’s how you’ll know:

 

  • You believe that felons and domestic abusers shouldn’t have access to guns.
  • You think guns don’t belong in places like churches, schools and playgrounds.
  • You think our elected officials should be as passionate about the safety of our communities as they are about the right to bear arms.
  • You understand that each and every vote matters when it comes to reducing gun violence — and you’re not afraid to use yours to create change.

 

If you’re a mom, a mayor, a survivor, a police officer, or a concerned citizen who thinks that our elected officials must do more to stop gun violence, then you’re a Gun Sense Voter.

 

Make it official and take the Gun Sense Voter pledge right now:

 

http://www.GunSenseVoter.org/

 

I’ve taken the pledge, and I hope you will too.

 

It’s the most important thing you can do to make sure we finally get the common-sense gun laws that will keep our fellow Americans safe from gun violence.

 

Thank you,

 

Shannon Watts
Founder
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America

P.S. — When you take the pledge, please make sure you check the box if you can volunteer in your community. The Gun Sense Voter team will be reaching out to some volunteers all across the country to organize trainings in the weeks ahead, and we hope to see you there!

Everytown for Gun Safety is a movement of Americans fighting for common-sense gun policies. We are moms, mayors, survivors, and concerned citizens. 



We depend on contributions from supporters like you to fund our important work to reduce gun violence.

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WHAT IS GUN SENSE?

 

Gun Sense is the simple idea that we can do more to keep our families and communities safe from gun violence. It’s the belief that we, as Americans don’t have to tolerate 31,000 deaths from gun violence every year.

If you believe that felons and domestic abusers shouldn’t have access to guns; if you think guns don’t belong in places like churches, schools and playgrounds; If you think our elected officials should be as passionate about the safety of our communities as they are about the right to bear arms: You have Gun Sense.

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Michael Bloomberg Announces $50 Million Project to Fight Gun Violence

 

Published on Apr 16, 2014

Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend at least $50 million this year to combat gun violence in the United States through a new lobbying group, Everytown for Gun Safety.
Bloomberg said in a New York Times article published Tuesday evening that he plans to spend the $50 million — at least — through Everytown’s advocacy work as well as “personal expenditures.”

 

“I put $50 million this year, last year into coal, $53 million into oceans,” he told the Times about the causes he supports. “Certainly a number like that, $50 million. Let’s see what happens.”

 

The group will have kick-off events in several cities across the country on Wednesday to spread the word and launch the “Gun Sense Voter” campaign that aims to mobilize 1 million voters to support officials and laws that tout gun safety.

 

 

 

 

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Shannon Watts, Mayors Against Illegal Guns: VICTORY, Facebook heard you!


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Thanks to hundreds of thousands of supporters like you, Facebook and Instagram just announced new policies to crack down on illegal gun sales!

 

These are real, common-sense policies — and they’re going to make Facebook and Instagram safer for all users.1 As a mom and a Facebook user, I’m thrilled to share this news.

 

Join me by spreading the word about this amazing victory with your friends and family on Facebook and on Twitter! If you don’t use Facebook or Twitter, please forward this email.

 

 

These new Facebook and Instagram policies include several measures that will drastically reduce the chances of illegal gun sales on its platform, such as letting users report suspicious gun posts, deleting posts that offer to buy and sell guns without background checks, requiring Facebook gun page owners to post a notice that says users must comply with all applicable laws, and warning Instagram users about the law when they search for gun offers.

 

What’s more, all individual gun offers and pages dedicated to gun sales will be blocked for users under 18 — a critical measure for keeping our kids safe online.

 

This victory marks a huge milestone in the history of our movement — and it all took shape in less than a month, thanks to you!

 

Moms Demand Action got its start on Facebook, a place I knew I could turn to find other like-minded moms and make our voices heard in the aftermath of the shooting in Newtown. Facebook and Instagram have taken a major step forward to prevent gun sales, and we will hold them accountable to these promises going forward.

 

But there’s still so much more that can be done — by corporations, by Congress, by state and local political leaders — to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.

 

We’re all working together to change the culture on gun laws, one step at a time. This is just the first page in an exciting new chapter in the fight for common-sense gun laws, and I hope you will continue to be there every step of the way.

 

Please share the news with your friends and family on Facebookand on Twitter today, and let them know about the momentum for common-sense gun laws that you’ve helped us build.

 

We aren’t going away until all Americans can live free from fear of gun violence — Facebook and Instagram heard our message, and now we need to take it even further.

 

Thanks for being a part of this historic moment,

 

Shannon Watts
Founder, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

 

 

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Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America: Sign The Petition. Tell Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg…No Gun Sales To Children On Facebook.


 

By Jueseppi B

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Kentucky teen illegally bought 9mm handgun on @Facebook. Help #EndFacebookGunShows now:

 

Thanks! Now spread the word.

 

 

Would you want your child — or a classmate — to be able to buy a gun on Facebook?

 

That’s exactly what happened in Kentucky. A teenager bought a 9mm handgun from a stranger on Facebook and brought it to his Greenup County High School homecoming game.

 

Thankfully, no one was hurt and the seller is facing criminal charges this month.

 

But Facebook continues to let strangers buy and trade guns with no oversight, allowing guns to fall into the wrong hands.

 

This Thursday, Moms Demand Action volunteers plan to deliver more than 100,000 petition signatures calling on Facebook to prohibit all gun sales. Add your name now to make your signature part of the delivery.

 

Click here to automatically add your name to the petition to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

 

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As a mother of five, my heart aches at the thought that any one of my kids can easily log into Facebook and find someone willing to illegally sell them a gun.

 

Facebook can prevent this nightmare from coming true again. Other companies, including Craigslist, Google+ and eBay, already prohibit gun sales. That’s what we’ve been telling them in our recent meetings, and that’s what we’ll remind them when we deliver our petition with your signature.

 

We’re delivering the petitions in just three days. And we need as many signatures as possible to show Facebook that we mean business. Your name will make a difference.

 

Sign the petition automatically by clicking here:

 

http://act.demandaction.org/sign/Facebook-Gun

 

I’ll keep you up to date on our negotiations with Facebook. Our hope is they do the right thing and end this social media gun show for good. But until then, we need to keep the pressure on.

 

Thanks for speaking out,

 

Shannon Watts
Founder, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

 

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