Here’s an email blast from Moms Demand Action (For Gun Sense in America):
Dear Robert —
Last week, a woman shopping in a North Carolina Staples store accidentally shot herself when shopping with her two-year-old son.
In this instance, no one was seriously injured. But it’s not hard to imagine that the bullet might have been fired a little to the left or a little to the right and and we would have been reading about yet another tragedy resulting from guns being allowed where they don’t belong.
Here’s the good news about Staples: they’re often willing to do the right thing. Many Staples stores around the country put their customers’ safety first and prohibit guns . . .
Banning guns in stores should be a national policy for Staples, rather than a decision made by each individual store. The safety of our families shouldn’t depend on whether we happen to walk into the right Staples location.
Together, we can thank Staples for when they’ve been responsible, and urge them to make that responsible stand nationwide.
I’m hoping you’ll join me in doing something simple: the next time you shop at Staples, deliver this letter to the manager. [ED: full text after the jump.]
That’s all. I’m not asking you to boycott Staples – as loyal customers, our voices are particularly important. We just need to make our voices heard.
So, please download the Staples letter here. Sign it and bring it with you next time you go shopping at Staples.
And please to let me know how it goes! You can hit reply to this email or post a quick comment on Facebook.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
PS: As our kids head back to school, we’re giving moms lots of easy ways to kick off the year with gun sense. Check out all the ways you can go Back to School with Gun Sense.
An Open Message to Staples:
Each year, my children and I start the school year with a trip to Staples to stock up on backto-school supplies. We return frequently throughout the year to pick up items for the classroom, school projects and more.
As a loyal customer, I am asking Staples to make a simple but important change to its corporate policies.
Please ban guns from all your stores nationwide.
I know many individual Staples stores have already made the decision to prohibit customers from carrying guns. It only makes sense to extend this policy to all of your stores.
In many states across the country, gun laws are so lax that an individual can legally purchase and carry a firearm with no background check and little or no training. I don’t feel safe in stores where my children and I could be standing next to someone with a gun while we stock up for the school year.
Staples has the opportunity to show American moms that it puts the safety of its customers first. Please do the right thing and keep guns out of Staples.