Open Carry Group Hatches Plan: Armed Gun Humpers To Pour Into All Kroger Locations Nationwide
Our Open Carry pals have a plan and boy is it a good one this time. Instead of the planned counter protest against Moms Demands Action when they gather at Kroger headquarters, a gun rights group is calling on fearless patriots to go to all Kroger stores nationwide with their guns.
[su_center_ad]That image and the new plan was posted on Ohio Carry’s Facebook page, then circulated by Open Carry Texas.
I can’t imagine what could go wrong.
We will be having a Kroger Support Day. Here is what we just updated our event with:
On Wednesday, October 29th, Moms Demand Action and the whole Bloomberg gang of gun control extremists will be at Kroger headquarters to “protest” the private businesses stance on the legal carry of firearms, which we all know is code for bully and harass! We are SURE they are expecting us to be there in full force and want to use us to get more media attention. We are changing our tactics and will NOT be doing that!
You see how protest is in quotes? When Open Carriers protest with guns slung across their backs in family friendly restaurants, it’s a protest. When Moms protest, it’s code word for “bully and harass.”
Here is why:
MDA’s protest will (as usual) not garner much attention. But if we show up, we create that conflict piece that the news sucks up and loves to spread. They would use that perceived conflict to make this nationwide news and KEEP Kroger in the news even though they do not want to be. We DO NOT want to do that to Kroger, and will NOT give MDA the extra recognition here. We are not too proud to admit that we need to change tactics. We also will not give them or the news the chance to try to spin this against us and say that we are the ones bullying them. They are bullying Kroger, and the whole country can see that.
So what ARE we going to do you ask?
Yes, what ARE you going to do?
We will be asking people nationwide to support Kroger on Wednesday, October 29th!
(All Republican exclamation marks are theirs, not mine!!!!!!)
But once again, we are learning from our mistakes. We are asking that people either conceal or keep it to handguns only! We don’t want this to even be about guns; we want to show Kroger support for standing by their beliefs and not backing down to bullies, and we want to do that in a way that causes them no PR harm as well. Starbucks was a learning point, and we would be remiss not to learn from the past.
We have a downloadable flyer available on the homepage of our website (www.ohiocarry.org). It is a thank you note to Kroger. We are asking everyone to go support Kroger on Wednesday, print this flyer off, and give it to the manager of the store you are supporting. There may be a few mad moms protesting outside of corporate, but we can show that there are many more loyal supporters in their store spending money.
We are also asking that you save all of your receipts, take pictures of them and upload them to the Kroger page and to Ohio Carry’s page! We will keep a running tally of how much money was spent!
Just to reiterate; PLEASE do not bring long guns into a Kroger store. It is not in line with Ohio Carry policies, and we will be making it clear that we have suggested against this! Also to clear things up, any group who is there on Wednesday at Kroger Corporate and is countering MDA is NOT Ohio Carry, and is no way associated with Ohio Carry. Thank you all for your support and for helping us have the largest positive impact on the firearm rights movement.
Suzy Applegarth asks Ohio Carry, “If you don’t get photos of you with openly carried guns, how will people know you are true patriotic americans and not just stupid moms?”
That’s right, Suzy, those stupid ol’ Moms are so stupid trying to exercise their First Amendment rights. Every smart patriot knows you’re supposed to totally skip over the First Amendment to get to the Second.
Please obey the laws, because otherwise, it’s totally not the group’s fault.
Concealed-carry and open carry laws vary greatly from state to state. Encouraging people to carry guns into Kroger may be illegal for those ignorant of their own state law. But whatevs, it’s the Moms who are “stupid.”
Kroger, we need to have a talk.
H/T: My pal @ActUpSpeakOut with thanks, as always. [su_csky_ad]