Moms Demand’s Victory Claim FAILS – #‎GroceriesNotGuns‬

By AWR Hawkins

#GroceriesNotGuns FAIL
#GroceriesNotGuns FAIL
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Washington DC – -( Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is claiming victory in Texas because H-E-B Grocery stores have made it clear they will only allow hidden handguns in their stores.

Moms Demand used the same tactic after Starbucks refused to ban guns in its stores, choosing instead to dissuade open carry while placing no restrictions on concealed–or hidden–carry. It is the same tactic they used after Jack in the Box said it would “prefer” guests not carry guns into its stores, but stopped short of an actual ban on firearms.

H-E-B is putting up signs to bar the open carry of handguns ahead of the effective date of Texas open carry handgun law, which is January 1 2016.

The signs posted by H-E-B say, “Pursuant to Section 30.07, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with an openly carried handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with a handgun that is carried openly.”

H-E-B spokeswoman Dya Campos told the San Antonio Express-News that the ban on openly carrying handguns does not bar concealed carry license holders from legally carrying concealed–or hidden–handguns into H-E-B stores.

In fact, Campos said, “Only concealed, licensed handguns are allowed on our property.”

Yet Mom’s Demand is cheering like their team just won the Super Bowl and posting Facebook memes that claim their assault on citizens’ right to carry a gun for self-defense is “working.” But there is no gun ban here, there is only a ban on way guns in the store can be carried. It’s just Starbucks and Jack in the Box all over again.

It is like the time Moms Demand claimed a pro-gun billboard in Chicago was taken down because of the group’s opposition to it. In reality, The Washington Times reported that the pro-gun advertisement came down because the company paying for it had only rented the billboard for two months…?

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,,,I believe you need to reread the HEB stance. They WILL continue to allow concealed carry but not open carry. Maybe your eyes are getting old like mine.

Si vis pacem, para bellum
If you want peace, prepare for war.


My wife just retired from HEB after 33 years and we have been loyal customers since even earlier. They have never before banned an form of licensed carry, and we are quite disappointed in their stupid decision to ban open carry. They seem to have forgotten their TX roots and clientele. There is also some false data being put out that the TX Alcohol Board (they sell beer and wine too) prohibits open carry there. In fact, it merely prohibits “unlicensed carry” and open carrying requires a concealed handgun license (now renamed a pistol license). In fact, their decision to… Read more »


These bloomberg girls need to stay home and use a battery powered pleasure
device instead of bothering law abiding citizens


Shannon Watts and the rest of the gungrabbing scum lie so much that they start believing it themselves. These parasites are desperate and realize that their agenda has failed miserably and they have to create victories. I see real victory after victory arond the country daily. But of course they don’t and that’s fine with everyone. They seem to follow Obama’s lead on everything. When Obama informs us all of his illegal,unenforceable executive orders to screw lawabidding firearms owners they will celebrate that as a victory. Individual states will tell the federal government to stay out of their business and… Read more »


This stupid grocery chain doesn’t seem to realize a few things about Texas and weapons carrying. Concealed carry is just that, CONCEALED. Defined as hidden, not seen, covered. How will the management and employees know who is carrying concealed. Now the state of Texas has OPEN CARRY on the books and the store has the right to refuse entry to those customers who open carry. H.E.B. Grocery will most likely be shooting itself in the foot with a weapon they do not allow in their stores over this stupid decision. There are far more grocery stores in the state of… Read more »


You are so right. Take for instance the major news networks.

Jesse Scott

They need to put a stupid message out for the truly stupid that beleive them; otherwise no donations


This is also the same group that said swatting gun owners is the right thing to do, well are we going to listen to a bunch of harpies that should be out taking care of the family instead of trying to tell other people how to live. This shannon Watts person really needs to get a life, she has never had a gun aimed at her, but the way she is acting you would think that she has been robbed so many times. This mommies demand needs to go back into the closet from which they crawled out of, they… Read more »


This is a victory for them. If they can keep us from open carrying no one sees the guns. Then they claim that no one is carrying. It helps them with their propaganda.


Moms demand? should be Moms be dammed! Go back to shilling for Monsanto, Shanon.

Native Son

Empty propaganda is not really a victory.

Don in LA

If you tell a lie often enough and loud enough it sounds like the truth.