National Grocery Chain Demands Concealed Carriers Leave Guns Outside

What we’ve always found puzzling about stories like this is why they’d want to advertise to potential criminals and terrorists that their customers might be easy targets. But we see it all the time

From the Conservative Tribune:

In typical knee-jerk liberal thinking, several anti-gun groups have managed to persuade stores in recent years to ask customers not to bring guns into their stores, as if that would somehow stop crime.

The Charlotte Observer reported that The Fresh Market has become the latest chain to disallow guns on its premises, claiming that this will create a safer environment.

The group “Moms Demand Action” submitted a petition to the store with nearly 4,000 signatures, and rather than stand up for the Constitution, the store simply swept the Second Amendment under the rug because 4,000 people asked them to.

“We respectfully request that our customers refrain from bringing firearms and other weapons into our stores,” said a spokeswoman. This is “to ensure a welcoming environment where our customers and employees feel safe, and treat one another with kindness and respect while shopping and working.”

If you’re carrying concealed, of course, nobody at Fresh Market will know about it – so enforcing this rule is impossible. But it’s one more example of symbolism triumphing over substance.

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