By AWR Hawkins
Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- A July 16th 2014 column describing the gun-banning efforts of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America reveals that a Moms Demand chapter was kicked out of San Antonio’s Park North Target when they tried to hold a “Stroller Jam” in the store.
Store management kicked the gun control group out for “wielding signs and petitions in a ‘distraction-free’ shopping environment.”
According to the Rivard Report, it was just “days later” that “Target asked its customers to no longer bring weapons into its stores.”
The Rivard Report did not mention that on the very same day, Target PR group manager, Molly Snyder, said the request to leave weapons home was not a “prohibition” and that Target had no “plans to pro-actively communicate with guests” about the matter.
In other words, the request Moms Demand secured from Target was just like the one they secured from Starbucks, where CEO Howard Schultz asked customers not to be so flamboyant in openly carrying guns, but stopped short of refusing service to those who are.
Target is now the second department store chain that has kicked a group of Moms Demand members either out of a store or off its property.
Breitbart News reported that the group went to Staples’ headquarters on March 4 to deliver a petition to CEO Ronald Sargent, but was kicked off the property before the petition was delivered.
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