When you’ve failed to make a dent in the 2nd Amendment as many times as Mike Bloomberg and his paid lackeys have, you need to take your victories where you can find them. No matter how pathetic they are.
From Target’s blog, A Bullseye View — which you didn’t even know existed until today, unless you write for it — here’s interim Target CEO John Mulligan:
The leadership team has been weighing a complex issue, and I want to be sure everyone understands our thoughts and ultimate decision.
As you’ve likely seen in the media, there has 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 also 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.
Of course, mass shooters tend to gravitate toward No Gun Zones, while ignoring such requests. Guess which symbol Target just placed on all of their customers’ backs?
Fortunately for citizens of states where it’s still legal to exercise your 2nd Amendment rights, this is not a ban. It’s barely even a scolding. It’s merely: “Don’t put us in the middle of this, you guys. We just wanna sell flip-flops and toilet paper.”
But the anti-American creeps behind these pressure campaigns, like Shannon Watts of Moms Demand [Fill in the Blank], are declaring victory anyway. Because what else have they got to do all day?
— Everytown (@Everytown) July 2, 2014
And those customers are under absolutely no obligation to do so, as long as they’re not breaking state law! Yay!!
Okay, dummies, you’ve had your Target practice. Now, come up with a good hashtag or two and call it a day. You’ve earned it.