Target: No More Guns in Stores Please

After photos of gun activists carrying assault weapons in the baby-clothes section of a Target store in Texas surfaced, and a loaded handgun was found in the toy section in a South Carolina location, the company officially asked customers Wednesday not to bring guns into the stores. “Bringing firearms to Target creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create,” said interim CEO John Mulligan. Mulligan said Target is also asking customers to keep guns at home “even in communities where it is permitted by law.” Open Carry Texas responded said it would "continue to honor our months long policy of not taking long arms into Target stores or any other business." That doesn't mean they're happy: "Time and time again, businesses that have asked guests not to bring legally possessed, self defense firearms into their establishments have seen their employees and customers victimized by criminals preying on the openly defenseless."