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Thread: Should Target take action to keep rifles out of their stores?[W:37]

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    How do you know they are unnecessary? Do you know if you'll be in a car accident before it happens? And if loaded guns are strapped to their hips or slung over shoulders, it seems they are properly secured....like you described. So what's your problem again?
    He fears guns in the hands of others.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    But at what point is it OK for them to restrict things. Maybe my barefeet are a political statement, and I'm exercising my First Amendment rights. Why does the Second override the First?
    which means you can protest outside any government owned building in your barefeet that you want to and they can do little about it.

    a private company on the other hand is under no such restriction. just like this messageboard. they can lock and censor any post/thread they want to and there is no consitutional violation.

    a private company has the right to restrict guns in their store.
    target doesn't sell guns as far as i know. i have yet to be in a targets that sells sporting goods, and if they do it is a very small aisle with little on it.

    if you want something like that go to walmart they have everything in there or another sports store.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    If the law of the state is open carry, open carry it is.
    No sorry........

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    Re: Should Target take action to keep rifles out of their stores?[W:37]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Just because you can legally do something diesnt mean you should.

    A bunch of guys walking into Target with rifles may be legal and Target may allow it, but scaring the crap out if a bunch of soccer moms is stupid beyond words. Those idiots simply confirmed every negative stereotype that the general public may have about gun owners. Morons.
    it's true that just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.. absolutely.

    then again, i'm not sure we need only to entertain the irrational fears of people to determine what we can or should do.

    while i would not carry a rifle as a matter of practicality, we might want to look into whether these fears that folks so ardently express are valid.

    now of course we all see the stories of mass killings, etc..but what is never emphasized is that your odds of this happening are extraordinarily rare... yet some believe that every gun they see is one that will shortly be used against them.
    but, meh, it's to be expected when you have a decades long active fear campaign working towards that end.

    that's not to say that vigilance should be abandoned... one absolutely should be vigilant... I fully expect for people to eyeball me if they find out i'm carrying.. i appreciate their vigilance, in fact.
    it's just as irrational to completely ignore these guys as it is to be automatically be fearful of them.

    of course, i can say this because i remember a day when these fears were not ever-present... when guns were carried without the masses going absolutely nuts over it.
    hell, I can remember as a child of 11 or 12 walking into Mcdonalds with my rifle slung over my shoulder to get an ice cream cone after an afternoon of shooting cans.. and nobody batting an eye... no national media attention... nothin'
    seeing a person openly carrying a handgun was fairly common.. it was simply no big deal.


    but i do agree that in todays environment, it wasn't the smartest political stunt to pull... as evident by folks losing their everloving minds over this, including people who were not there.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    agreed.... i find myself supporting this type of "blowback" for the reason you have stated... admitedly, it's not the most mature way to rationalize, but since when has maturity ever entered into this issue?

    in addition, i have no problem with Target banning firearms from their store ( in contrast to "their property"..that's a no-go.).. I most likely will not respect their policy, and in all likelihood, I'll ignore it without them ever knowing while I continue to carry concealed.... but i do believe they have the authority to set those types of policies.

    I do find it interesting that folks automatically assume these guys are terrorists or up to no good though.... it's an interesting and far fetched assumption.... it's kinda like assuming every lottery ticket you buy is the big winner.. both assumptions ignore the numbers.
    one would be infinitely more likely to be correct if they assumed these guys were simply carrying the rifles with no intention of ill will or harm.
    Exactly, what we have found is innocent citizens, law abiding citizens are the ones hurt most by all these gun laws. Criminal don't care about the laws.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Should Target take action to keep rifles out of their stores?[W:37]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Just because you can legally do something diesnt mean you should.

    A bunch of guys walking into Target with rifles may be legal and Target may allow it, but scaring the crap out if a bunch of soccer moms is stupid beyond words. Those idiots simply confirmed every negative stereotype that the general public may have about gun owners. Morons.
    The 2A trumps scaredy cat soccer moms.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    If the law of the state is open carry, open carry it is.
    I still prefer to carry concealed.
    I'll forgo an openly expressed deterrent in favor of a tactical advantage.... and i do this while keeping in mind that the odds that someone is there to do harm is extraordinarily low....
    while other people feelings are a factor in my decision, they are not a paramount concern... I learned long ago that i have no control over a persons feelings.

    that said, in some cases I have carried open.. primarily because carrying concealed in the hot summer months can be a pain in the ass.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by votemout View Post
    Answer me this one question please.

    Had Trayvon saw a gun on zimmermans person, Do you think trayvon still attacks the creepy *** cracka?
    If Trevon excercised his 2nd amendment right and stood his ground the outcome would have been different.


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    Re: Should Target take action to keep rifles out of their stores?[W:37]

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    The 2A trumps scaredy cat soccer moms.
    their overall point is that scared soccer moms vote.. and they feel this is an idiotic stunt because it can be reasonably argued that such a stunt might cause those soccer moms to start to oppose the right to keep and bear arms.

    I don't ,however, buy into the argument that this stuff will sway the fencesitters.. in my experience on this particular issue, there are no fencesitters.
    those whom lose their minds are not fencesitters, their positions have been previously established.

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    Re: Should Target take action to keep rifles out of their stores?[W:37]

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    I have problems with both so Target will have to weigh those of us who would feel mighty uncomfortable shopping around gun nuts carrying rifles and their supporters.

    Suspect I'm part of a very large majority of shoppers.
    Carrying a rifle doesn't make you a nut.

    Shooting up a mall or theatre makes you a nut.

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