Following the petition, Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder wrote in an email, "The safety and security of our guests and team members is our highest priority. Target does not sell firearms or ammunition and is committed to following all state and federal laws. However, I don't have any specific information to share regarding this organization."
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Shannon Watts, the gun reform group's founder, called the Target demonstrations "unacceptable."
"Target is a central part of the lives of American moms—we expect to be safe and secure when we wheel our kids around in the store's red shopping carts. And we support the Second Amendment but people walking through the aisles flaunting their loaded weapons—as these extremist gun groups have been doing—is unacceptable," she said in a statement.