The Curmudgeons will spend a little extra time at our local Frys Supermarket this week. Their parent company, Kroger, was faced with a “demand” from the Mike Bloomberg funded group, Moms Demand Action, to ban firearms in their stores. Kroger executives thought long and hard about the “demand,” here’s the story from KOIN – CBS Portland.
In other words “moms,” go pound sand.
Let’s first note that the MDA feline who talks through her nose sounds like an entitled bitch. Her comment, “What’s a mom to do? How can she tell her children whether someone carrying a gun is a good guy or someone who is out to do harm?” It’s and easy answer dummy. If the person walking down the aisle of your supermarket with a gun on his or her hip isn’t pointing it at a clerk or a store manager demanding money, they’re a good guy.
We also need to clear up a misnomer, nah, an outright lie from Moms Demand Action. Target, Chipolte, and Starbucks have NOT banned firearms in their stores. They each issued a statement that said, to the effect, while we’d prefer our customers left their firearms outside our stores, we will follow state and local laws. In other words, you can carry openly or concealed in any of those stores.
The “Moms” are on a solid losing streak. So far they’ve gone after Facebook and Staples, and Facebook refused to change their longstanding policy while the good folks at Staples kicked them off their property. Adding in Kroger, they’re now zero for six.
We think that the willingness of big corporations to stand up to raving lunatics like the “Moms” is a very positive thing for our culture. We can remember a time when any group of “Moms” who demanded anything got positive front page and TV stories on a running basis and companies would bow to their wishes in a heartbeat.
The times they are a changing, and on this issue at least, they’re changing for the better.