With all the successful protests and parking lot gun training sessions Open Carry Texas has been having at Target stores, Moms Demand Action decided to hold a “stroller jam” tally at a Richmond, VA location to protest the company’s lack of responsibility with regard to patron safety.
Around 30 people showed up to support MDA’s effort to convince Target — the store with a bulls-eye logo — to stop allowing people to carry loaded assault rifles in the stores.
This may seem a simple request, but the manager of the store made it very apparent that while Target may embrace Open Carry groups, its support of mothers who are concerned with the safety of Target’s customers is lackluster.
The manager said that she was unaware of any coming revisions to Target’s gun policies, but one thing is for certain–she wanted MDA off her lawn! While Open Carry “activists” are allowed to parade through the store for their demonstrations, the Target manager ordered the Moms group “all the way down that way.”
She initially said that the moms could not stand where they were at–well away from the doors–because they had a petition. However, when the manager was confronted with whether or not the group could stand there without the petition, she revised her stance: They still needed to be well away from the doors.
“It’s odd to me that as a mother, I’m not allowed to protest at a Target, but I’m allowed to carry a loaded weapon into Target. That doesn’t make sense to me,” said SandyPhillips, who lost her daughter Jessica in the Colorado theater shooting.
Let’s get this straight: a group led by someone who can’t conceal carry because of his criminal status — a group that threatens women because they dare oppose their strong pro-stupidity stance–a group that posts personal information of those who dare challenge them on YouTube — may parade around the store with AK-47s and conduct “safety lessons” in a parking lot…but these moms aren’t allowed to fight for a change in policy 30 feet to the side of the door?
Yeah, that makes total sense.
Like one of the moms told the Target manager,
“We’re just armed with children and signs.”
And don’t forget, here at AATTP, we are #OffTarget!
Watch the exchange below: