Activists Force Goal to Preserve Rifles Out of Its Shops



Gun-control activists are lobbying Target to prevent people from openly carrying semi-automatic weapons in its stores, turning the company into the latest battleground of the evolving debate over gun rights in America.

Target has become the fight’s epicenter after a series of open-carry demonstrations across the U.S., but mainly Texas, have caused companies from Chipotle to Chili’s to ban people from toting semi-automatic weapons in their establishments

See also: NRA: Assault Rifle Demonstrators Are ‘Downright Scary’

Texas law allows people to carry these rifles in public, though only in a manner that doesn’t cause concern, according to USA Today. Open-carry activists, especially some members affiliated with a group called Open Carry Texas, say bringing these weapons into public places will make citizens more comfortable with rifles, while gun-control group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America says the displays are designed to intimidate Read more…

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