October 26, 2014 4:47 pm -

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.

This is all terribly exciting. The group even changed Kroger’s logo with this freedom image and I’m sure the chain store is going to love it.

[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 ( 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]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

53 responses to Open Carry Group Hatches Plan: Armed Gun Humpers To Pour Into All Kroger Locations Nationwide

  1. Jimmy Smith October 26th, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    “Every smart patriot knows you’re supposed to totally skip over the First Amendment and the first half of the Second to get to the right to bear arms part”
    There, fixed it for you

    • Well Done October 26th, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      The first half of the second doesn’t negate the “right to bear arms” part, but it’s fun to see gun-haters pretend “militia” means something other than it meant when the 2cd was written. It means “people with guns”, not any sort of organized gov’t entity. You idiots.

    • Tori Skidori October 27th, 2014 at 1:38 am

      Especially be sure to skip the “well-regulated” part. Somehow they’ve confused “well-regulated” with “unregulated”.

  2. M D Reese October 26th, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Good. I hope that Krogers enjoys a day free of families with children filling their carts with groceries and supplies in exchange for a day full of heavily armed assholes roaming the aisles begging for a fight and munching on a bag of Cheetos. Are Krogers employees being trained in how to tell the good guys with guns from the bad guys with guns and how to duck and cover when all hell breaks loose?

  3. Roctuna October 26th, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Gun-babies of the NRA

  4. William October 26th, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    It still cracks me up, that even gun manufacturers allude to and use as advertisement “you’re not a man without your gun”.

    • ExPFCWintergreen October 26th, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      Just ask the man who owns one!

    • Larry Schmitt October 26th, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      I think I can be a bushmaster without this kind of gun. If ya know what I mean.

      • Saint_Augustine October 27th, 2014 at 6:42 am

        Going into the bush without a gun sounds so, … so tasty!

  5. Tommy6860 October 26th, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    I wonder if there’s prophylaxis for small penis disorder. The way Kroger is handling this, it certainly wouldn’t be in their pharmacies.

    • StoneyCurtisll October 26th, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      “I wonder if there’s prophylaxis for small penis disorder”


      it’s called a gun case…:)
      stand really close and shut the lid hard~!
      (if ya get my drift)..:)

      • William October 26th, 2014 at 10:53 pm

        “I wonder if there’s prophylaxis for small penis disorder”

      • Candide Thirtythree October 27th, 2014 at 3:57 am

        Hahahaha brilliant!

  6. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker October 26th, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Thanks Kroger.
    I now know where I will never spend a dime.
    And my family will be safer for it.

  7. mea_mark October 26th, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Moms Demand Action should go shopping at Kroger competitors on the 29th and upload their receipts to Krogers page. You know, just for fun, so Krogers can see how much money was not spent compared to the gun nuts spending.

    • StoneyCurtisll October 26th, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      Moms Demand Action…(MDA)..
      I remember a different MDA way back in the late 70’s..
      (Methylenedioxyamphetamine)…(what a trip)…

      I am here and happy to say I survived the 70’s (born on1960) the 80’s the 90’s 00’s and nearly halfway through the 20-teens…
      What a long strange trip it’s been..

      • m2old4bs October 26th, 2014 at 11:41 pm

        Thank you. Love that song!

    • m2old4bs October 26th, 2014 at 11:46 pm

      I agree but think it should be done for an entire month. Nationwide.

      • RK Johnston October 27th, 2014 at 12:46 am

        They will have to do it at Ralph’s and Food-4-Less here in So-Cal, since Kroger owns both!

      • fahvel October 27th, 2014 at 4:59 am


    • Tori Skidori October 27th, 2014 at 1:34 am

      Even better, they should upload their receipts from Kroger’s competitors on the 29th. Show them what they’re missing.

    • Niki King October 27th, 2014 at 3:42 am

      They have been, Kroger’s is a tougher nut to crack than most. I’ve been following the Moms FB page for awhile now.

  8. ExPFCWintergreen October 26th, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Because nothing says “non-intimidation” like a bunch of right-wing fanatics with weapons

  9. Larry Schmitt October 26th, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    That’s rich, gun fondlers calling people who don’t want rifles shoved in their faces when they’re trying to buy dinner, bullies.

    • Tori Skidori October 27th, 2014 at 1:33 am

      You mean calling moms who don’t want rifles in their and their children’s faces bullies for wanting to deny those poor “men” who need to have their security guns with them to venture out into the big, scary Krogers among all those women and children.

      • Candide Thirtythree October 27th, 2014 at 3:56 am

        Now that is a very vivid and accurate picture of severe insecurity.

  10. ExPFCWintergreen October 26th, 2014 at 6:03 pm


  11. tiredoftea October 26th, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    “…a gun rights group is calling on fearless patriots to go to all Kroger stores nationwide with their guns.”, cool! So, that pretty much winds up to one of those idiots for every fifty or so Kroger’s?? These guys really underestimate their unimportance, don’t they?

    • havok88 October 26th, 2014 at 8:37 pm

      There are over 100 million gun owners in this country, over 12 million people with carry permits, 5 million current paying NRA members, and over 70k were able to pay their own way from all over the nation to attend the NRA annual meeting last year. You guys can barely get 200k people that are committed enough to like your facebook page, and struggle to get a couple dozen to show up for any formal protest.

      • Obewon October 26th, 2014 at 9:06 pm

        Lol their aren’t even 2 M active NRA members today. They leave the dead ones online because most NRA don’t know Reagan et al died.

      • tiredoftea October 26th, 2014 at 9:08 pm

        There’s a point to your post?

      • Tammy Minton Haley October 27th, 2014 at 2:41 am

        you are a big, fat liar…your numbers are incredibly inflated…

        you’re so worried about spewing the “NRA Line”, you don’t even know they count dead people as current members…idiot…

      • Tammy Minton Haley October 27th, 2014 at 2:48 am

        …oh, and, uh…i know what “88” means on the internet…if you don’t, i’d suggest you find out…

        and if you do–go back to stormfront…

      • fahvel October 27th, 2014 at 4:57 am

        and out of the 100 mil, 76.44% can brag a sixth grade education.

  12. madame48 October 26th, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Ah yes, the Teenieweeniepeenie parade again

    • Candide Thirtythree October 27th, 2014 at 3:52 am

      hahahahah! ok, I really LOLed that time.

  13. Linda1961 October 26th, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Dang it! There is no Kroger here in town for me to boycott.

  14. Obewon October 26th, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    So ya mean all the people of color are now free to Open Carry at Kroger too! BOOM! Oops

  15. searambler October 26th, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Way to go, Open Carry Ohio. Y’all picked a fight with moms. Such manly men you are, going after mothers. What’s next? Octogenarians? Toddlers? The Swiss?

    • RK Johnston October 27th, 2014 at 12:44 am

      Think twice about picking a fight with the Swiss.
      Many nations did not…and they paid in blood for their decision.

      • Candide Thirtythree October 27th, 2014 at 3:51 am

        I love the Swiss!! But not as much as I love the Scottish but as much as I love Egyptians…Nah, on second thought I love them all.

        • rg9rts October 27th, 2014 at 5:19 am

          Scotch beats the snot out of chocolate ……usually

          • Candide Thirtythree October 27th, 2014 at 5:22 am

            They are good together IMHO

    • cestmoi October 28th, 2014 at 8:09 am

      Well, don’t forget, they went after diapers at Target. I don’t think they understood that only used diapers were foul and heinous. Perhaps they were striking preemptively, like Dumbya Bush had us do.

  16. PavePusher October 26th, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Ah, that “liberal tolerance” we used to be so proud of…..


  17. fancypants October 26th, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    so the gop has decided this is the best way to demonstrate their rights while people are trying to shop for groceries

  18. rg9rts October 27th, 2014 at 5:18 am

    Right into the paddy wagon in NYC lol

  19. SmarterThanGlennBeck October 27th, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Telling the open carry community to not bring your long guns it essentially supporting gun control. Good job Ohio Carry for helping out MDA!

  20. VALERIE MARTIN October 27th, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Who thinks like this?
    Have to go Grocery Shopping.
    Grocery list= check
    Money= check
    Keys= check
    AK-47= check
    REALLY? Why does one need a
    gun to go to the grocery store anyway?
    I don’t get it…………

    • cestmoi October 28th, 2014 at 8:05 am

      Well, you must not be in the habit of practicing dumbassery or being brave in a most chicken shitted way.

  21. BDRogers22 October 27th, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Willing to take bets that exactly nothing happens at the end of that day.

  22. Guest October 28th, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Well, two things noted. I’ve never heard of mass shootings at gun shows. That’s odd because it’s always claimed where a bunch of gun owners gather, tragedy happens.
    Second, I’ve never heard of any NRA member being involved in a mass shooting.
    I’m seeing a pattern here with mass shootings.

  23. Guest October 28th, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I notice that no NRA member has been involved in a mass shooting. Almost every mass shooting has been carried out by a Democrat (or in the case of Columbine, the kid’s parents were liberals)
    I see a pattern here.