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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Shannon Watts, Everytown For Gun Safety: Tell Chipotle Restaurants, Burritos Not Bullets.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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A group of gun extremists flocked into a Dallas-area Chipotle over the weekend with semiautomatic rifles strapped to their backs, alarming customers and raising serious questions about public safety at the restaurant chain’s 1,600 locations.

 

The laws in Texas — like the laws in most states — say pretty much anyone can openly carry loaded guns in public with no background check, training, permitting, or age requirement. Making matters worse, most Chipotle locations serve alcohol, a potentially dangerous mix with guns.

 

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Chipotle has no policy on guns in its stores, which means they’re putting their customers — including our children and families — at risk.

 

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Click here to automatically send a message to Chipotle’s CEO, and urge him to keep guns out of their stores.

 

We support the Second Amendment, but any privately owned business has the right to prohibit guns where they don’t belong.

 

As a mom, I want to know my family isn’t at risk of gun violence when we go for lunch at Chipotle or pick up burritos on our way home. Earlier this year, a gun owner accidentally discharged his weapon at a Chipotle in Utah. Thankfully, no one was injured, but Chipotle can’t afford to wait until there’s a tragic outcome.

 

We know Chipotle cares about being a good corporate citizen. Their “Food With Integrity” pledge is their commitment to sustainable food practices. But will they take a stand when it comes to the safety of their customers and employees?

 

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Plain and simple, I don’t want my kids looking up from their burritos to see AR-15s in the hands of other patrons.

 

Supporters like you have already helped win campaigns asking Starbucks and Jack in the Box to issue nationwide policies prohibiting guns inside their stores, and we should call on Chipotle to do the same thing.

 

Sign the petition now and share it with your friends:

http://act.everytown.org/sign/Chipotle-Petition/

Members of our Colorado Moms Demand Action chapter will deliver your petition signature directly to Chipotle headquarters.

Thanks for signing on,

Shannon Watts
Founder
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

 

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Please TELL WALMART: STOP SELLING CRICKET GUNS FOR/TO YOUNG CHILDREN


 

By Jueseppi B.

THIS should scare the fuck out of you.

THIS should scare the fuck out of you.

 

Walmart, the American multinational retail giant, currently sells Crickett Firearms, a line of rifles that are marketed to very young children under the tagline “My First Rifle.” These weapons often look like toys, coming in colors like pink and orange.

 

A new study shows that 20 children and teens are hospitalized every day for gun injuries in the United States. Nearly 2,700 children and teens died from gun-related injuries in 2010. U.S. children and teens are 17 times more likely to die from a gun than their peers in 25 other high-income countries combined.

 

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has made it clear that “the safest home for children is one without a gun.” According to a past president of the AAP, “Firearm injuries are often fatal—there are few second chances. Young children are curious, and are often unable to remember or follow safety rules. Older children and teens naturally tend to be moody and impulsive. When you combine these traits with access to guns, the consequences can be tragic and permanent.”

 

As the second largest public corporation in the world, Walmart says “we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished so far on our journey to become a more…responsible business.” But responsible businesses do not market weapons to young children, particularly in a country where children suffer such a high rate of gun death.

 

Tell Walmart: Stop selling Crickett Firearms at your stores immediately.

 

TELL WALMART:

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The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence seeks to secure freedom from gun violence through research, strategic engagement and effective policy advocacy.

 

  1. Walmart online catalog of Crickett Firearms
  2. Crickett Firearms website
  3. Study: 20 Young People a Day Hospitalized for Gun Injuries,” USA Today, January 27, 2014
  4. Protect Children, Not Guns,” Children’s Defense Fund, 2013
  5. How Pediatricians Can Advocate for Children’s Safety in their Communities,” American Academy of Pediatrics website
  6. American Academy of Pediatrics Renews Commitment to Preventing Gun Injuries in Children,” Press Release, October 18, 2012
  7. Walmart Global Responsibility Report, 2013

 

 

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Moms Demand Action Objects To Proposed Amendment To Remove Federal Ban On Guns In Post Offices.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Excuse me but what type of idiot needs a gun on his/her person to mail a muthafuckin letter, buy stamps or send off that Christmas package to Grandma? A Coward, Punk Ass, Scared man/woman ,is what type.

 

Moms Demand Action Objects to Proposed Amendment to Remove Federal Ban on Guns in Post Offices.

 

by Moms Demand Action

 

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America vehemently objects to any attempt to amend existing federal law and lift the ban on guns in post offices, as proposed by Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. Sen. Paul’s amendment to the Senate postal reform bill would allow licensed gun owners to carry weapons inside post offices. Guns are currently banned in all American federal buildings, including post offices.

 

Image: A view shows U.S. postal service mail boxes at a post office in Encinitas

 

 

Sen. Paul is attempting to have the amendment included in a postal reform bill being debated by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Prior to the current ban on guns inside federal buildings, mass shootings at U.S. Post Offices were so frequent that the phrase “going postal” became a popular way to describe workplace violence in America.

 

“As mass shootings continue to trend upward in America, it is unthinkable that Sen. Paul would attempt to remove a ban on guns in a workplace where mass shootings have occurred,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “Moms will not sit idly by while our lawmakers pick apart existing common-sense gun laws. We will fight tooth-and-nail to help protect our children and families from senseless gun violence.”

 

“There is simply no reason why post offices should be exempt from the ban on guns in federal buildings, especially given the history of shootings inside post offices,” said Watts.

 

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Moms Demand Action: Chicago I-55 Expressway Gun Billboard. As American as Apple Pie?


 

By Jueseppi B.

This Is What The NRA Supports. Murder Of American School Children As Being As American As Baseball & Apple Pie.

This Is What The NRA Supports. Murder Of American School Children As Being As American As Baseball & Apple Pie.

 

 

I-55 Gun Billboard: As American as Apple Pie?

 

By Meredith Rodriguez, Chicago Tribune & Moms Demand Action

 

What’s as American as apple pie and baseball? Rifles, according to a new billboard beside a busy Chicago freeway.

 

The sign on outbound I-55 near Central Avenue features photos of a baseball mitt, an apple pie and a large, black rifle above the words “Pure American.”

 

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“As a mom, I’m shocked and offended that I would be replaced in an idiom with an assault rifle,” said Nicole Chen, president of the Illinois chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grass-roots group that advocates for what it calls “common-sense gun reforms.”

 

Chen came across the advertisement, for Texas-based rifle-parts company Slide Fire Solutions, about a week ago.

 

Since then the Illinois chapter has spoken out on its Facebook page and has asked the billboard company displaying the ad — Lamar Advertising — to remove the sign.

 

“Lamar is posting this ad on billboards across the country, but it’s particularly upsetting that children in Chicago, a city that has struggled horribly with gun violence, are being exposed to such a harmful message,” the group said in a news release.

 

Lamar Advertising would not post anything that was factually inaccurate, fraudulent or deceptive, according to Hal Kilshaw, vice president of governmental relations for the company. A question of taste is different.

 

“We try not to run copy that’s offensive, but the standard can’t mean it can’t offend anyone,” Kilshaw said. “(Otherwise), we wouldn’t be able to run a McDonald’s ad because some people think McDonald’s products are unhealthy.”

 

Before the billboard was put up Jan. 13, the Baton Rouge-based advertising company discussed whether to accept it, Kilshaw said. While Lamar has rejected proposals and removed offensive ads in the past, Kilshaw said, in this case the company concluded that the benefits of running the copy outweighed the risks.

 

“We feel like it’s a legal product, and the advertiser has a First Amendment right to try to sell this product,” Kilshaw said. “If a group wanted to run a billboard that says, ‘We think semiautomatic rifles should be banned,’ we would run that.”

 

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