Target Bans Guns In Stores, Advocacy Groups Weigh In
Target requests that customers not bring firearms into stores, even in regions where laws permit it.By Katie Greathouse | July 2, 2014
Target is taking aim at gun-toters. Interim CEO John Mulligan sent Target employees a notice that was later posted publicly on the company's blog. The letter outlined a new gun ban requesting that customers not bring firearms into Target stores, even if it is permitted in their region. (Via Flickr / Jay Reed)
Mulligan writes: "This is a complicated issue, but it boils down to a simple belief: Bringing firearms to Target creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create."
Target has been under pressure from gun control advocates for weeks now.