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Local consumers sound off on Target saying keep guns away

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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Target joins a list of other places asking customers to leave their weapons at home.

Local consumers have been weighing in on our Facebook page every since the announcement.

Some are saying they support Target and don't want to see people carrying guns in the store. 

Others think the guns make the store more safe secure.

Target recently came under fire by anti-gun lobbying groups like 'Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense' for allowing the customers to openly carry weapons in a Texas store.

Now the company is asking customers not to bring firearms to its stores, even in communities where it's permitted by law.

Target officials say bringing firearms "creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping."

One Evansville mother tells 14 News she understands both sides of the controversial move.

"As a mom it makes me feel safer knowing at least if I come here I might not have to worry about that," said Jessica Williams. "I've even read articles of other places that do the gun control and they say, 'Well what if something happens? If we had our guns, and we knew how to use them, we could protect more people.' Which is a valid argument."

Other companies that have a no-gun policy include Starbucks, Chipotle, Sonic, and Chili's.

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