Any sensible combatant attempting to hold territory against an enemy has a fall back positon. A place where to which they can retreat, regroup and renew their defense. Castles have ’em. So do gun control advocates. Now that gun rights groups have successfully liberalized (ironic word choice eh?) the concealed carrying permitting process in state after state, city after city, their opposition is trying to ban CCWs from as many specific locations as possible. Like . . . busses. It’s not a bad strategy; private landowners (i.e. employers and businesses) are free to do so without legal repercussions. Whether or not Toys R Us bans concealed carry out of misguided corporate conviction or political correctness is an open question. But their ban on open carry at their stores is not open to question. Well it kinda is and and kinda isn’t, as this email to a CCW holder over at usacarry.com reveals . . .
Recently you requested personal assistance from our on-line support
center. Below is a summary of your request and our response.
FW: Cranberry Twp Store 16066
Response – 02/15/2011 07:10 PM
Dear Robert Bondi,
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We value all your feedback, positive and negative, as it helps us to understand how our guests feel and gives us an opportunity to evaluate any possible issues.
At Toys “R” Us, Inc., the safety and security of our customers and our employees is, and always has been, our highest priority. As a retailer that welcomes millions of kids and families into our stores across the country each year, we take our responsibility to create only the safest shopping environment very seriously. While we respect citizens’ rights to carry firearms in public areas according to certain state laws, our company policy prohibits customers from doing so in any of our stores out of an abundance of caution for the safety and protection of the children and families shopping with us.
“R” Us Guest Relations