Moms Demand Action plans a rally outside Kroger’s corporate headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio on Wednesday, October 29. The gun safety advocates plan to protest an investors meeting, but open carry groups have taken it upon themselves, as always, to harass the ‘Moms’ group.
Ohio Carry is organizing a counter-protest in an effort to intimidate the Moms’ group.
So far, 37 people say they are going to attend the counter-protest — and they will be armed to the teeth. However, the group is changing its tactics, and is asking attendees not to bring long guns to their counter-rally. Instead, they are asked to pack pistols and to concealed carry.
On Wednesday, October 29th, Moms Demand Action and the whole Bloomberg gang of gun control extremists will be at Kroger headquarters to “protest” the private businesses stance on the legal carry of firearms, which we all know is code for bully and harass! We are SURE they are expecting us to be there in full force and want to use us to get more media attention. We are changing our tactics and will NOT be doing that! Here is why:
MDA’s protest will (as usual) not garner much attention. But if we show up, we create that conflict piece that the news sucks up and loves to spread. They would use that perceived conflict to make this nationwide news and KEEP Kroger in the news even though they do not want to be. We DO NOT want to do that to Kroger, and will NOT give MDA the extra recognition here. We are not too proud to admit that we need to change tactics. We also will not give them or the news the chance to try to spin this against us and say that we are the ones bullying them. They are bullying Kroger, and the whole country can see that.
So what ARE we going to do you ask? We will be asking people nationwide to support Kroger on Wednesday, October 29th! But once again, we are learning from our mistakes. We are asking that people either conceal or keep it to handguns only! We don’t want this to even be about guns; we want to show Kroger support for standing by their beliefs and not backing down to bullies, and we want to do that in a way that causes them no PR harm as well. Starbucks was a learning point, and we would be remiss not to learn from the past.
We have a downloadable flyer available on the homepage of our website (www.ohiocarry.org). It is a thank you note to Kroger. We are asking everyone to go support Kroger on Wednesday, print this flyer off, and give it to the manager of the store you are supporting. There may be a few mad moms protesting outside of corporate, but we can show that there are many more loyal supporters in their store spending money.
We are also asking that you save all of your receipts, take pictures of them and upload them to the Kroger page and to Ohio Carry’s page! We will keep a running tally of how much money was spent!
Just to reiterate; PLEASE do not bring long guns into a Kroger store. It is not in line with Ohio Carry policies, and we will be making it clear that we have suggested against this! Also to clear things up, any group who is there on Wednesday at Kroger Corporate and is countering MDA is NOT Ohio Carry, and is no way associated with Ohio Carry. Thank you all for your support and for helping us have the largest positive impact on the firearm rights movement.
Just in case these extremists are tempted to act like…themselves…the group added a disclaimer requesting that all who attend are in legal possession of their weapons.
Disclaimer: While we would love to see as many people carrying as possible, please take it upon yourself to make sure that you are obeying all laws (local, state, and federal) and procedures, that you can legally be in possession of a firearm and are not under any disability or otherwise barred from owning or possessing a firearm, and that any interactions with law enforcement or the public are respectful and courteous.
Ohio Carry does not condone violence, disrespect, or anything that could be misconstrued as disorderly conduct. You are going to this event as an individual and Ohio Carry is not responsible and cannot be held accountable for any action you commit, or any action taken against you legally or civilly. While we encourage you to flex your rights, please use your own best discretion as to what to do and not to do
Interestingly, the group had to be told not to be violent toward the women who would be rallying peacefully to protest Kroger’s policies. Wonder why?