Target and Concealed Carry

Just heard on KARN this morning that Target nationwide is now restricting the carry of concealed weapons in their stores. I've not been a big fan of Target, especially with the loss of data that just occured recently, but now I'll not set foot in their stores anymore at all.  I don't always carry but when I want to carry I want to carry.  I know that federal and state buildings are off limits to me when I carry and so are bars and many other places. I take my right to carry a weapon seriously and want to keep doing so. 

Target, you just lost me..  Any thoughts on this from anybody out there?  I'm thinking the whole CCW poplulation should boycott stores that restrict carrying. 

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ArkansasTraveler
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ArkansasTraveler 07/03/14 - 08:52 am
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Another thought..

I meant to add this but forgot..

I believe that the majority of CCW permit holders want to stay within the law and are not going to "go crazy" and start killing people. CCW holders have to pass FBI background checks and receive training in how to respond to emergency situations. Many are either active or retired military or have served in some public service capacity. Why then would a business not want someone like that in place if an emergency situation should arise? One trained individual with a weapon could stop a mass killing before the number of victims grows. An unarmed population is defenseless..

ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 07/03/14 - 09:46 am
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Hmm

You mean like that retired police officer in Florida who shot a man and his wife, killing the man, during a verbal argument at a movie theater?

conwaygerl
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conwaygerl 07/03/14 - 09:00 am
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Flip the coin

Right to bear arms is a second amendment right.

We have seen the fury unleashed at Hobby Lobby for not paying for abortion pills, calling it an infringement on rights.

Not a peep about Target infringing on a constitutional right.

I just hope the bad guys get the message about Target.

CCW is not about armed people defending others, its about putting awareness in a criminal's mind that the person or persons they attempt their crimes on might be carrying a lethal weapon, and maybe just maybe, give them pause before committing said crime.

It's not the weapon, it's the deterrent.
Remember, we've only had to use atomic weapons TWICE in history.

ARVoiceofLogic
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ARVoiceofLogic 07/03/14 - 09:47 am
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Trolling continues

"We have seen the fury unleashed at Hobby Lobby for not paying for abortion pills, calling it an infringement on rights"
-A. They aren't abortion pills, so you lose credibility right there.
-B. They still pay for Viagra and vasectomies. It's called a double standard.
-C. What happens when a closely held religious belief of some nut says his religion views women as inferior, so he pays them less or doesn't hire them at all?

"Remember, we've only had to use atomic weapons TWICE in history."
-And both were absolute tragedies we hope to never see again. They also were seen in a theater of war, not the baby formula aisle of Target.

conwaygerl
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conwaygerl 07/03/14 - 09:55 am
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more ignorance

"A. They aren't abortion pills, so you lose credibility right there."

They terminate a fertilized egg, so there is a pregnancy already.

"B. They still pay for Viagra and vasectomies. It's called a double standard."

Viagra is for a dysfunction. Vasectomy is pregnancy PREVENTION, not pregnancy TERMINATION.

The Department of Education is really doing a fabulous job teaching society about conception (see A and B as evidence)

"C. What happens when a closely held religious belief of some nut says his religion views women as inferior, so he pays them less or doesn't hire them at all?"

I don't know, ask the man in charge

"And both were absolute tragedies we hope to never see again. They also were seen in a theater of war, not the baby formula aisle of Target."

Someone really missed the point here. So much so, that I couldn't even begin to get you close to understanding the concept of DETERRENCE.

ARVoiceofLogic
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ARVoiceofLogic 07/03/14 - 10:06 am
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Let's try again

Not allowing an egg to implant itself and allowing the typical menstrual cycle continue... and you are making the leap of assuming the egg has been fertilized. It is what is, emergency contraception. A one celled egg, is not a human. Where are your posts criticizing Tom Cotton for voting to cut food stamps. This harms already born children.

"Viagra is for a dysfunction."
-Which gives men the freedom to continue to impregnate women AFTER evolution has told them their breeding cycle is over. Then Hobby Lobby denies women the ability to utilize all means to prevent said impregnation. Again, double standard. I find it humorous that a women is defending an anti-women policy. You've been brainwashed well.

"concept of DETERRENCE."
-No. It's the concept of a threat of violence. In the grocery store. Where children are present.

conwaygerl
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conwaygerl 07/03/14 - 10:52 am
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sigh

" and you are making the leap of assuming the egg has been fertilized."

No more of a leap than assuming it's not. Do we as a society try to err on the side of caution, or don't we? Innocent until proven guilty? Or do we just arbitrarily assume the "best case" and d*mn the consequences?

"-No. It's the concept of a threat of violence. In the grocery store. Where children are present."

It's a matter of who is violent. If armed robbers are robbing a bank and take hostages and SWAT shoots the robbers, are the SWAT members violent?

You have to understand the differential between a good person with a gun for self-defense or protecting others (i.e. law enforcement, military, civilian using justifiable force) and a criminal (robber, rapist, lunatic).

If you can't delineate between the two, then what's the point of even debating gun control?

Oh, and Viagra ain't just for old people, certain medications cause ED.

Keep trying.

ARVoiceofLogic
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ARVoiceofLogic 07/03/14 - 11:24 am
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You're also assuming

"Or do we just arbitrarily assume the "best case" and d*mn the consequences?"
-what are the consequences? A woman who isn't ready/doesn't want to be pregnant stays not pregnant? Millions of our living cells die everyday.

"You have to understand the differential between a good person with a gun for self-defense or protecting others (i.e. law enforcement, military, civilian using justifiable force) and a criminal (robber, rapist, lunatic)."
-Those good cowboys never miss and cause collateral damage. I'd rather let a swat team do it's job than ol' Uncle Jimmy with his trusty colt.

conwaygerl
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conwaygerl 07/03/14 - 12:19 pm
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ye haw

-what are the consequences? A woman who isn't ready/doesn't want to be pregnant stays not pregnant? Millions of our living cells die everyday.

But, none of those cells form a new life.

-Those good cowboys never miss and cause collateral damage. I'd rather let a swat team do it's job than ol' Uncle Jimmy with his trusty colt.

So, if you're in a store and suffer a severe wound, you'd just rather wait for a EMT to put pressure on that artery, right?

You're grouping the long-gun idiots in Chipotle with the "normal" CCW people, some of who work in dangerous areas and own businesses and make nightly deposits.

And, if there is someone/a child being attacked, by all means, do not help, just wait for police.

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InsGuru 07/15/14 - 02:43 pm
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....

"-Which gives men the freedom to continue to impregnate women AFTER evolution has told them their breeding cycle is over."

So a soldier who takes PTSD medicine that can't get a stiffy (apparently the scientific word is filter??? seriously??) as a side affect of the PTSD medicine shouldn't be allowed procreate?

We can all play devils advocate here, but the fact of the matter is, unless Target has a sign visbale from 20ft away from all entrances to their store, you can legally carry inside them....

If you're doing it right, no one would know anyways.

"I'rather let a swat team do it's job than ol' Uncle Jimmy with his trusty colt."

Oh you mean when Conway PD shot 10+ rounds through an apartment complex and hit their target with <15%ish of their shots?

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