Target “Respectfully” Asks to Become Next Target of Armed Robbery

Following a string of food establishments’ “respectfully” asking their customers to relinquish their 2nd Amendment rights to bear arms when on their premises, Target thought they might join the fold as well. Target’s interim CEO John Mulligan released this statement on the business’s website:

“As you’ve likely seen in the media, there’s been a debate about whether guests in communities that permit ‘open-carry’ should be allowed to bring firearms into Target stores. Our approach has always been to follow local laws, and of course, we will continue to do so. But starting today we will respectfully request that guests not bring firearms to Target–even in communities where it is permitted by law.

We’ve listened carefully to the nuances of this debate and respect the protected rights of everyone involved. In return, we are asking for help in fulfilling our goal to create an atmosphere that is safe and inviting for our guests and team members.

This is a complicated issue, but it boils down to a simple belief: Bringing firearms to Target creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create.”

And I’m sure criminals would understand as well.

Target must have some sort of death wish. What kind of idiot do you have to be to publicly announce to the world that you won’t allow any gun-owners to frequent your business, knowing that armed criminals target gun-free zones because of the plethora of defenseless and helpless people?

A businessman who has a vested interest in making sure his company locations are safe from armed robberies and shootings should have enough common sense to know that you don’t announce something like that or put stupid “gun-free zone” signs up at the entrances. All you’re doing is asking for trouble.

These same business people wouldn’t dare put anything like that at their own house, would they? Of course not, because they don’t want to invite armed break-ins. They wouldn’t want to advertise that they have no way to defend themselves. That would be really foolish. But for some reason, they’d make such policies for their business.



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  • Eagle2758

    No Target for me.

  • jhforsythe

    What fools! Stay away from Target. You may get shot since they support armed robbers.

    • woonsocket

      …and we’ll be glad not to see you there as well.

  • woonsocket

    Owning a gun is not a right, Mr. Hodges. We can take pride that firearms is not a centerpiece of the shopping experience. It’s sickening how people carry guns all over the place. Firearms in churches and stores is not welcome to those of us who value our safety. Carrying weapons has been shown to be a form of intimidation from the far right.

    • MediaMike

      Keeping and bearing a gun IS a right, woonsocket. Perhaps you should revisit the Bill Of Rights. After carefully reflecting on the 1st Amendment, be sure to peruse the 2nd.

    • Thug4Life

      Who’s going to keep your ass safe from people like me? I’m not a right wing nut or a left wing commie, I gave up my right to vote in the political process long ago. I do not buy guns, that just cuts into my profits, but I use them in my business. I don’t care how you control them or if you take them all away from the gun nuts, I’ll still have them.

  • ort

    I hope every Target gets robbed—often. They are asking to be robbed, so they should get what they ask for.

  • ort

    Woonsocket is a disgusting libtard troll. Don’t feed the troll.

  • isnamthere

    Just like a bunch of redneck gun nuts, “If we ain’t allowed in there wit our guns then we’ll have to break in and steal your shit just to teach ya’ll a lesson.”

    • Liberal Homie

      I’m not a “redneck gun nut” but I’m not giving up my G-lock . I do like gun control nuts like you I refer to you as “victim”

  • MediaMike

    Now, I’ll add Target to my list of companies that I don’t spend money at.

  • James

    “Target “Respectfully” Asks to Become Next Target of Armed Robbery”

    Ermmm! No they did not. It is a lie.

  • Liberal Homie

    I like gun free places, wish all the anti-gunners would put up signs on their lawns and in their stores, it makes my job so much safer and easier…..

  • W0X0F

    If a business has the right to prevent legal carry because that is the “wishes” of the owner, then the owner has the right to discriminate based on anything they choose.

  • abinico

    Just would like to point out that back in the good ole days of the wild west, it was not uncommon that you would have to check your firearm prior to entering a saloon – they understood that drunks and guns aren’t a real good combination.

  • Whitaker Chambers

    I fully respect the rights of left wing due cha bags to give up guns and expose themselves to their totalitarian leaders.