Meijer and ALDI Aren't Leaders, They're Cowards
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"Banning your way to a safer shopping experience!! That's the Meijer and ALDI guarantee!"
What a load of horsecrap.
Meijer and ALDI are the latest companies to ban customers from openly carrying firearms in their stores.
Meijer made the announcement on Twitter:
The safety of our customers and team members is our top priority, so we respectfully request that our customers do not open carry firearms at Meijer. We’ve made this decision because open carry can create an environment that makes our customers and team members feel unsafe.— Meijer (@meijer) September 9, 2019
Clearly concerned about being expelled from the hip and trendy "Liberal Snowflake Association of America," ALDI quickly issued their own announcement on Twitter as well:
At ALDI, the safety of our employees, customers and the community is our highest priority. Alongside many other businesses, we are asking that our customers refrain from openly displaying firearms in any of our stores, except for authorized law enforcement personnel.— ALDI USA (@AldiUSA) September 9, 2019
WIBC host Tony Katz offered a response to Meijer and ALDI's "follow the crowd" change in store policy.
"Only firearms in America are treated in a way to make people afraid and act in a manner that is totally irrational. You see a gun, you're supposed to immediately lose your mind, fall to the ground screaming, and wet yourself.
None of these are good for us. But if a company wants to make a decision about openly carrying firearms in their store, fine. But that decision shouldn't be based on fear, it should be made on merit.
Meijer and ALDI are making this decision because they are afraid of 'Moms Demand Action,' the Democrats running for President, and Dianne Feinstein. You're not a leader; you're a follower. You're more afraid of Shannon Watts than you are of the 9mm on my hip."
Click the link below to hear Tony's full commentary.