The open carry freaks are at it again. This time, the ammosexuals are taking their struggle to the supermarket chain, Kroger.
You may be familiar with the chain. It’s the largest supermarket chain in the country, according to the Huffington Post report. It’s also the new battle ground between Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the Open Carry lunatics.
Moms Demand Action kicked off a campaign today that will try to pressure the grocery giant to ban the open carry of firearms in the nearly 2,500 stores across the nation, following open carry demonstrations in Ohio and Texas Kroger stores. Moms Demand Action spokeswoman, Erika Soto Lamb, said on Monday that “Kroger employees shouldn’t have to determine whether the person holding a gun in the frozen aisle is someone dangerous or someone making a political statement.”
Open carry folks have been trying to force broader acceptance of guns in public, and disciples of the movement wear guns while shopping or dining out. Reportedly, higher level acolytes and priests even wear their guns to bed and in the shower.
This tendency has resulted in an escalation of tensions in several states, most notably Texas, where openly carrying handguns is banned but for some reason, openly carrying rifles is not. Some members of Open Carry may assert that their movement has been successful, and I concur: it’s accomplished what liberals such as myself could only dream of before. Multiple places, including Chipotle, Starbucks, Target, Sonic, Chili’s, Jack in the Box, and others, all enacted no-gun policies following a visit from the friendly neighborhood ammosexual brigade.
Kroger, however, doesn’t appear like it’ll be changing it’s existing policy. Keith Dailey, the spokesman for the chain, issued a statement on Friday saying that:
Millions of customers are present in our busy grocery stores every day and we don’t want to put our associates in a position of having to confront a customer who is legally carrying a gun. We know that our customers are passionate on both sides of this issue and we trust them to be responsible in our stores.
Moms Demand Action founder, Shannon Watts, pointed out in a letter sent to Kroger CEO Michael Ellis last week that those existing laws often aren’t sufficient enough to keep customers safe.
In most states, gun laws are exceedingly lax, especially when it comes to the open carry of firearms. In many states, virtually anyone can openly carry a loaded gun without going through any licensing, permitting or training.
In June of 2013, a 2-year-old girl was shot in a Kroger parking lot in Stone Mountain, Georgia, after a customer intervened in an attempted mugging. In February, a 42-year-old Georgia man shot and wounded two Kroger customers at a store in Lawrenceville, east of Atlanta. And Moms Demand Action has complied dozens of these events.
If only there were “good guys” with guns, to stop all the senseless shooting carried out by “good guys” with guns. Anybody know what aisle we can find them in?