“The Fresh Market is asking customers not to carry guns into its stores,” journalnow.com reports. “The grocer said it had engaged in discussions with a group of activists called Moms Demand Action, who gathered nearly 4,000 signatures across North Carolina to support what they call a ‘gun sense policy.'” But don’t get to thinking that the grocery chain caved to MDA. “This was not a decision that was taken lightly nor in response to pressure from any outside group,” FM’s spokeswoman said. Anyway, let’s Google “Fresh Market armed robbery” and see what we find . . .
Robbery suspect takes officer’s gun, shoots self in leg during struggle – “At approximately 7 p.m., Unified police detectives responded to the Fresh Market, 3900 S. 2300 East, after receiving a tip that a man and a partner were planning to rob the store. Officers spotted the suspect during a stake out at the market and moved to arrest him, said Lt. Justin Hoyal, spokesman for Unified police. The suspect allegedly fought the officer just outside the front door of the business. During the struggle, Hoyal said, the suspect was able to pull the officer’s gun from its holster.”
Man Shot In College Hill; Oakley Market Robbery – The law enforcement officers from the Cincinnati Division of Police were dispatched to the Fresh Market on Madison Road following a report of two men who robbed the market at gunpoint. When the Cincinnati officers arrived at the scene, the store employee said that the two suspects entered the market brandishing a weapon. Employees told the officers that the two were armed with a pistol.
It’s not clear if Fresh Market will post legally required signs banning concealed or open carry from their stores. If not, like Starbucks and many others, their “request” doesn’t carry the force of law. Which means their “ban” is just touchy-feely PC security theater designed “to ensure a welcoming environment where our customers and employees feel safe, and treat one another with kindness and respect while shopping and working.” And allow Shannon and her hoplophobic harridans to claim another “victory” for gun sense. How great is that?