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Open Carry Texas, a gun activist group based near Austin, Texas, took to a local Target's store aisles recently to promote enthusiasm for private gun ownership in America. Texas law allows for "open carry," but not everyone is on board with the idea. The activist group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America posted pictures of the Open Carry Texas group shopping for baby toys in Target with rifles slung over their shoulders and the resulting deluge of outrage quickly spread across the nation.
Chili's, Sonic, Starbucks, Wendy's, Jack in the Box, Applebees, and Chipotle have all released statements asking patrons not to bring their weapons on company property, and the Moms Demand Action group is now calling for Target to do the same. The stunt also inspired a hashtag, #OffTarget, calling for a boycott of Target until the company responds to the action.
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