Fresh Market asks customers not to bring guns into stores

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April 3, 2016

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The Fresh Market this week joined a handful of other grocers in asking its customers not to bring guns or other weapons into its stores.

The Greesnboro, North Carolina-based chain issued a statement saying it wants to “ensure a welcoming environment where our customers and employees feel safe, and treat one another with kindness and respect while shopping and working,” The Associated Press reported.

The grocer said it had engaged in discussions about the policy with a group of activists called Moms Demand Action, who gathered nearly 4,000 signatures across North Carolina to support the “gun sense policy.”

“This was not a decision that was taken lightly nor in response to pressure from any outside group,” a spokeswoman told the Charlotte Observer.

  • BillB

    I will certainly avoid shopping there as I would not feel safe when unarmed in a “Gun Free Zone”! Glad there are plenty of other grocers, etc.

  • Sir David Haddon

    THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT WILL BE BRINGING IN GUNS WILL BE CRIMINALS AND TERRORIST.

  • Ken says

    If I suspected it was a gun free zone the last thing I would part with is my protection. The thugs are probably staking them out as a safe hit.

  • clem

    Another store with a PLEASE ROB ME sign out front. Smooth move ex-lax.

  • Webb

    Moms Demand Action, who gathered nearly 4,000 signatures across North Carolina to support the “gun sense policy.”
    Bloomberg support of $50 million Dollars for Moms. And now we must shop somewhere else for those fresh vegetables, so we can feel Safe!

    • Sir David Haddon

      MOMS AGAINST ACTION,,? WHY AM I PERMANENTLY DISABLED AND LIVING IN POVERTY BECAUSE MY ONCE GREAT GOVERNMENT HAS ALLOWED OUR BORDERS TO BE WIDE OPEN AND OUR PRESIDENT HAS GIVEN ORDERS NOT TO DETAIN ILLEGALS CROSSING INTO AMERICA BECAUSE IT CAUSES A BACK LOG IN OUR COURTS, WE HAVE NATIONAL GUARD IN EVERY STATE ALONG THE BORDER USE THEM FOR OUR PROTECTION AND GIVE THEN ORDERS TO SHOOT TO KILL AND MAYBE THESE CRIMINALS WILL STOP INVADING AMERICA AND LIVING OFF OF THE AMERICAN TAX PAYER……

  • Steve Gifford

    I feel so much safer in your store now that I know the good guys won’t have guns in your store. Oh don’t worry I will abide by your stupid rule by not coming to your store ever again. They actually said their decision was not taken lightly. That must mean management in that company are stupid.

  • Big Wes

    “ensure a welcoming environment where our customers and employees feel
    safe, and treat one another with kindness and respect while shopping and
    working,”

    Sure…that’s what making your place a “gun-free zone” will do for you. Criminals always avoid those places, as they don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.

    • Luke

      LOL, these people are just stupid.. I love it when the anti-gun people put a “gun free zone” sign in front of their place, most don’t have the guts, especially the liberal..

  • Rodney Steward

    Mom demand action is a bunch of Bloomberg backed fools that I get E=Mail from all the time! You can read some of their mail and almost all of it is lies! But I hope this little store knows that it has just opened the doors to thugs! Gun free zones are magnets for most of everything that’s wrong in this country! Be careful what you wish for!!!!

    • Sir David Haddon

      SO TRUE…

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