Trying to get Open Carry out of Kroger Grocery

Lansing, Michigan: Group calls for open-carry ban at Frandor Kroger

Eight women, including East Lansing resident Linda Brundage, asked shoppers to shop elsewhere until Kroger prohibits customers from openly carrying guns. Protesters were members of the nationwide Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America. Brundage heads the group’s mid-Michigan chapter.

Kroger’s 124 stores and 64 gas stations in Michigan will continue following state law, which does not prohibit open-carry of guns, said Ken McCLure, spokesman for Kroger’s Michigan division. McClure said lawmakers, not retailers, should decide the issue.

Kroger is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

While looking around, Murdoc noticed this rant from someone named Elisabeth Parker: Kroger Open Carry Gun Nuts Fail To Prevent Yet Another Shooting

Once again, Kroger’s merry band of open carry gun nuts failed to prevent a shooting, this time on Friday at a Kroger in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

Gun nuts argue it takes a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun. But where are all those open carry heroes when Kroger needs them?

Do we think Ms. Parker really believes that open carry proponents are somehow responsible to prevent criminals from committing crimes? If only there were a government agency that was tasked with controlling and preventing crime. We could give them badges and guns and very liberal leeway to fight crime.

If Ms. Parker wants a successful criminal shooting to mean the end of open carry in Kroger’s, she also needs it to mean the end of the police. You know, the ones who are actually supposed to prevent crime and protect the citizenry.

But we know she doesn’t mean that.

UPDATE: Also see Grocery Shopping on GunProPlus.


700K Ecstasy tabs seized, Customs agent arrested

Prosecutors in Georgia say they have seized 700,000 tabs of Ecstasy and have charged a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent along with 13 others in what they say was a large-scale drug trafficking scheme…

Customs agent Devon Samuels is charged with laundering drug money, smuggling cash and attempting to bring weapons onto an aircraft.

Step 1: Get book. Step 2: Throw.

Glock Sponsors USPSA Area 6 Pistol Championship

US Practical Shooting Association:

The 2010 pistol shooting championship season kicks off with the U.S. Practical Shooting Association’s (USPSA) Area 6 Pistol Championship and once again Georgia-based firearms maker Glock has been named the overall match sponsor. The Area 6 region includes the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

This marks the 4th year that Glock, whose pistols are popular with many competing in the Production and Limited-10 divisions, will be the main sponsor of the match.

It runs April 16 through 18 at the South River Gun Club in Covington, Georgia. Around 325 shooter are expected to compete in six divisions.

Read the full release for more details.

Q-Ship Pizza Guys

Here’s another bit on the Pizza Guy issue:

Southside precinct officers go undercover to prevent robberies

Savannah cops posing as delivery drivers in hopes of catching criminals in the act. Or at least making them think twice before robbing someone.

Navies have used “Q-ships,” vessels that look like merchant ships but are well-armed with concealed weaponry, to lure enemy submarines into attacking. Then the guns come out and the predator becomes the prey. Though the actual results of Q-ships in action weren’t stellar, the principle is sound and it’s a solid tactic in deterring attack.

The same thing can be said for defense of cops working to deceive would-be pizza delivery robbers. They’ll no doubt make robbers take the time to be sure of their target, which can help legit targets get out of the danger zone before things go bad. And maybe the cops will even nab a robber or two. That’s great, for what it’s worth.

But overall, the results are likely to be minor. Worth the effort, but not a solution.

23 State Attorneys General To Attorney General Holder: “No Semi-Auto Ban”

Via the NRA-ILA:

On June 11, the top law enforcement officials of nearly half the states signed a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, expressing their opposition to reinstatement of the federal ban on semi-automatic firearms.

“We share the Obama Administration’s commitment to reducing illegal drugs and violent crime within the United States. We also share your deep concern about drug cartel violence in Mexico. However, we do not believe that restricting law-abiding Americans’ access to certain semi-automatic firearms will resolve any of these problems,” the letter said.

The letter notes congressional opposition to bringing back the ban, and calls for increasing enforcement of existing laws.

We encourage NRA members to let these state officials know we appreciate them standing up to the incessant clamor for gun control that is currently coming from anti-gun groups and their media allies.

The 23 state Attorneys General, in alphabetical order, by state, are:
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There is no literacy requirement for stupid


Some people built houses near the range and are surprised that ranges are noisy (note: if sound suppressors weren’t so heavily regulated, this wouldn’t be a problem). So, they try to shut it down. They lose. They do the logical thing and vandalize and destroy property.

Message left by vandals for Creekside Firing Range near Atlanta
Message left by vandals for Creekside Firing Range near Atlanta

“U Will Loose”

What I find amusing is that if a bunch of us were to go and create fake/photoshopped images of vandalism and protesters, we’d make them look a lot more intelligent than they really are. It’s probably hard to effectively imitate this sort of thing.

Apparently the home of the range owner was spray-painted as well.

Background and many more photos at