Moms were outside of a Target in San Antonio TX over this past weekend to try and solicit signatures for a petition that asks Target to change their policy on open carry in their stores.
However, the group was asked to leave by store management before they even got started.
Sandy Phillips, a mom whose daughter was a mass shooting victim, was present at the event. Phillips has grown to be a gun control activist following the death of her daughter, who was killed in the Aurora, Colorado theater massacre.
“Obviously, I support any time we’re trying to get gun policy changed,” she said. “When I first saw the Open Carry Texas people carrying their loaded guns in a Target store, where my daughter used to love to shop, it was personally offensive.”
Moms Demand Action started this protest after they said gun extremists protested outside a Dallas-area Target store carrying loaded rifles.
These moms were hoping to ask Target customers to sign a petition demanding change, but the store manager asked the group to leave.
We know that in the end, Moms feel a victory was achieved when Target respectfully asked their customers to leave their firearms at home. However, Target just had their backs against the wall and felt the need to make a public statement. And no, they didn’t ban firearms. They could have posted signs, yet they chose not to.