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Wednesday August 24th, 2016 10:41PM

Target asks customers to leave firearms at home

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) -- Target is asking its customers to not bring firearms into its stores, even where it is allowed by law.<br /> <br /> In a statement on the retailer's corporate blog, interim CEO John Mulligan said that Target wants a "safe and inviting" atmosphere for its shoppers and employees.<br /> <br /> "Bringing firearms to Target creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create," he said.<br /> <br /> Target Corp. made the announcement after questions arose in recent weeks about its policy on the "open carry" of firearms in its stores.<br /> <br /> The Minneapolis company's stock added 53 cents to $58.90 in Wednesday morning trading.
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