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    Re: Should Target take action to keep rifles out of their stores?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
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    So there's pressure on Target to restrict gun carrying. Now my own opinion is that open carry like this is more harmful to gun rights. If guns are OK, what else should openly allowed? Should we openly allow gay sex in the frozen foods aisle? You have that right too, right? It's my right to go barefoot, but they won't let me do that.
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    Re: Should Target take action to keep rifles out of their stores?

    I don't know why anyone would want to lug a rifle around in a Target store, when they could just have a pistol on their belt.



    Unless they expect to be ambushed between Target and home, and that's kind of a different issue of something being wrong...



    About the only reason to do so is as a political statement, or else sheer attention-whoring... and it is often hard to tell the two apart.



    Don't get me wrong; I am about as pro-gun as it gets, and I favor open carry in general... but I can't see lugging a rifle around in Target while shopping (unless I believed I was under serious and imminent threat, and if I was under serious/imminent threat WTF am I shopping for??)


    Walking down the road or street with a rifle, that's one thing, there are a number of legitimate reasons to do that... wandering around Target or the mall or entering a restaurant with one is odd even to me. Addendum: if it was in a case or gun bag that would be far more reasonable than carrying it around at low-ready.

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    Re: Should Target take action to keep rifles out of their stores?

    Maybe they were getting help purchasing the correct "clip" for their riffle.
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    Re: Should Target take action to keep rifles out of their stores?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    If guns are OK, what else should openly allowed? Should we openly allow gay sex in the frozen foods aisle? You have that right too, right? It's my right to go barefoot, but they won't let me do that.
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    Re: Should Target take action to keep rifles out of their stores?

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    Re: Should Target take action to keep rifles out of their stores?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I think carrying rifles into a store is a bit asinine. But when people want to take away ones constitutional right, those in favor of retaining their rights will push back. I would never carry my rifle or shotgun into targets or any other store, but if I was wearing my .38 I would give it a second thought. But actions like this, carrying rifles in a Target store is what happens when some people want to trample on other people’s rights. Both sides go to the extremes.
    These types of protests should never have come to this fruition...

    Progressives have done everything legally possible to repeal the Second Amendment and since that didn't "pan out" those who support the Second Amendment are proud that their constitutional rights have been Upheld - and rightly so IMO.

    Municipalities such as Chicago/Crook County are next...

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    Re: Should Target take action to keep rifles out of their stores?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    People have the right to keep and bear arms - that is in the Second Amendment. Now gay sex in the frozen food aisle is NOT a civil liberty (no matter how many progressives would love it to be).

    I have absolutely no problem with concealed or open carry.

    IMO, gun owners are more sane, knowledgeable and intelligent than your typical US citizen or illegal squatter.

    I've never understood this whole "guns are bad" or "guns are scary" hysteria - and that's all it is - hysteria.

    Besides, those who open carry do so not because they feel threatened but do so to make a political statement, and you better believe those guns are safely secured and are no danger to anyone.
    Why would any sane person "believe" such a thing. They're strangers. Why would I assume they both care to and HAVE properly 'secured' their weapons and don't pose any danger?

    If you're an experienced gun owner, the first thing you'd do if one of them handed you their weapon is check it, to see that it IS unloaded, or if loaded the safety properly set. So you wouldn't assume, or shouldn't, that anyone that person HAD properly 'secured' his weapon. Similarly, when walking next to some yahoo with a rifle slung over his shoulder, I can promise you I'll assume he's an idiot and that thing is one unfortunate bump from discharging, putting me in danger.

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    Re: Should Target take action to keep rifles out of their stores?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    These types of protests should never have come to this fruition...

    Progressives have done everything legally possible to repeal the Second Amendment and since that didn't "pan out" those who support the Second Amendment are proud that their constitutional rights have been Upheld - and rightly so IMO.

    Municipalities such as Chicago/Crook County are next...
    I agree, it should have never came to that. I have always been of the opinion the government or anyone else for that matter has no right to know what guns I own or have.
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    Re: Should Target take action to keep rifles out of their stores?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post
    Target absolutely has a right to say what you can or cannot do on their property. If they don't want people bringing guns in their doors, that is their prerogative. That said, I don't personally favor such a ban. Some one carrying a rifle slung on their shoulder doesn't bother me, as long as its done in a safe manner.

    I don't get the freak out reaction on both sides. Some people are all like "Oh my God, a gun! Run for the hills!" and others act as if Target or Chipolte is somehow infringing upon their rights to own a gun. To me both sides need to just calm down and chill a little.
    There's a good reason to fear random strangers coming heavily armed into a place of business where carrying a gun isn't necessary.

    I really don't understand the right wing on this topic. Just as an example, I've shot a fair amount of skeet/trap/sporting clays, but when I have the rule is your gun stays unloaded until you're up and it's your turn to shoot. THEN you load your gun, and when done, unload, or check to make sure. Similar rules were in force when I've shot at gun ranges - only load when you're up, keep the gun pointed at all time downrange, and when done unload, and let everyone see it's unloaded with a locked slide or whatever.

    Now I'm supposed to believe that it's childish to worry about strangers in crowded public spaces with loaded guns strapped to their hips or slung over their shoulder. It goes against everything I've ever been taught about safely handling firearms.

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    Re: Should Target take action to keep rifles out of their stores?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I don't know why anyone would want to lug a rifle around in a Target store, when they could just have a pistol on their belt.



    Unless they expect to be ambushed between Target and home, and that's kind of a different issue of something being wrong...



    About the only reason to do so is as a political statement, or else sheer attention-whoring... and it is often hard to tell the two apart.



    Don't get me wrong; I am about as pro-gun as it gets, and I favor open carry in general... but I can't see lugging a rifle around in Target while shopping (unless I believed I was under serious and imminent threat, and if I was under serious/imminent threat WTF am I shopping for??)


    Walking down the road or street with a rifle, that's one thing, there are a number of legitimate reasons to do that... wandering around Target or the mall or entering a restaurant with one is odd even to me. Addendum: if it was in a case or gun bag that would be far more reasonable than carrying it around at low-ready.
    This is pretty much my sentiments exactly. I get why they're doing it, its pretty much a protest agains those that say they open carry should be illegal. Think they're being counter productive here. They can easily get the same message across by simply open carrying a holstered pistol, which is much more practical for day to day protection.

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