Is Target's Gun Policy #OffTarget?

The Minneapolis-based retailer is being asked to ban open carry of guns in its stores after photos were posted showing people carrying them inside Texas locations.

After photos were posted online showing people carrying guns in Target stores in Texas, the Minneapolis-based retailer is caught between gun rights advocates and a gun control group.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, gun control group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is asking Target to prohibit openly carried firearms in its stores. They are using the hashtag #OffTarget to promote the campaign on Twitter.
Target will stick with its policy and won't ban open carry everywhere, according to the Star Tribune. Minnesota is among other states that allow legal gun owners to openly carry guns in public, but the laws vary by state. 

Read the full story from the Star Tribune

TELL US: Do you support this local retailer's response to the situation, or should Target react differently? 
David F June 07, 2014 at 12:29 PM
There is legitimate academic discussion about what the bill of rights says regarding weapons and the intent of the founders. We have legal restrictions on everything we do in life from driving a car to fishing as well as weapons. Government is in every facet of our life including law enforcement.
David F June 08, 2014 at 12:13 AM
Interesting they went after Target and not Wal-mart who is the largest civilian gun dealer in the US.
Nate, G June 09, 2014 at 12:41 AM
I have a question or two for the people worrying about stuff just to feel As if your being productive.. Q1, how many times have you heard of someone with a conceal and carry permit carrying a gun in a target etc and hmmmm get beat down knocked out and then someone taking there gun and start shooting. Q2. Yo mommy what if a person with a gun grabbed you and held it to your head at cub because he just stole all the lobster and wanted to get away. Would you be thinking good thing citizens can't carry guns anymore. Or gee I wish someone just some one put a bullet into this guy. It's all stupid. Stop wasting time and your life. Think about it the kind of person who would shoot and kill someone will do.it reguardless. License or not they will always be able to get a gun. Ut. Tt tt tt. Tt. Stop I already know what your thinking. Here is my response to shut you out. If you take everyoned gun basically out law them. Your just going to lessen then chances of the average joe from legally helping put a stop to the criminal who just bought a gun from an illegal gun runner. Outlaw guns and you will only put the guns into the wrong hands.
Carole Rydberg June 11, 2014 at 12:02 PM
Funny how people think that a gun will provide them with "protection". My granddaughter lost her Grandpa on the other side of the family when he (and his employee) were shot and killed in his gun shop. He knew how to use guns, probably had some loaded ones under counters, etc. in case of a robbery but his skill with a gun and that entire room full of guns did NOT protect him. In fact, the guns lured the killers to his shop and guns were used to kill him. The Second amendment permits gun ownership for a "well regulated militia". Our forefathers would roll over in their graves if they knew that guns are being used on an average of once a week to shoot up school kids. WAKE up ... the next school may be the one YOUR child goes to.
David F June 11, 2014 at 09:08 PM
The shooters who killed 2 Vegas policemen went into a Wal-mart and were confronted by a person who had a conceal carry permit, he was shot dead by the assailants. There have been 74 shooting incidents at schools since Sandy Hook 1.5 years ago. How much carnage at schools is going to make a change in gun laws?


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