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article imageTarget publishes letter asking customers to not shop with guns

By Walter McDaniel     Jul 2, 2014 in Business
Executives at Target have decided that new laws on carrying guns do not fit with the image of their store. A short letter recently laid out their stance and mildly asked shoppers to refrain from bringing guns into their stores.
The new announcement and suggestion towards customers comes from the highest executive level. Interim CEO, John Mulligan recently published a letter on one of their blogs stating that "Bringing firearms to Target creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create." This has garnered a strong reaction from shoppers that you can read about in the comments of the page above. A statement from those running such a large business shows just how important the gun control debate has become.
Mulligan also pointed out that Target's approach has always been to follow local laws and that is not going to change. Shoppers will be allowed to carry guns but are advised not to. It would likely be useless for them to restrict shoppers in the first place due to the large number of areas that guns are now allowed in.
This also comes out during the introduction of new gun rights laws in the United States. More policy changes are likely on the horizon as rights expand in certain states. This has of course not gone without a backlash from the public.
Americans either absolutely love or completely hate guns. There is no real middle ground and both media debates as well as personal discourse often turn to the topic. With separate laws for states, federal guidelines and pending legislation this is going to be a topic of discussion around the country and world for quite a few years.
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