The body language says it all.  A Kroger store manager in Ohio refuses to be an unwilling participant in  Moms Demand's latest public relations stunt.
The body language says it all. A Kroger store manager in Ohio (right) refuses to be an unwilling participant in Moms Demand’s latest bullying public relations stunt.

Moms Demand Action has adopted the tactic of attempting to isolate and bully individual companies into accepting their prohibitionist gun control philosophy. Their goal is to accomplish through bullying what they cannot establish through legislation: reducing the number of places that law-abiding citizens can exercise their basic human right to self-defense.

The republic’s largest supermarket chain is the latest target of Michael Bloomberg’s fake grassroots gun prohibitionist organization, and the chain has stood tall in defense of the common sense position that private companies best serve their customers by abiding by local, state and federal laws, not writing their own.

This has led Moms Demand to shift tactics from their normal social media bullying tactics, to sending paid staffers to deliver a photocopied stack of petition signatures to individual cameras as part of a photo-op campaign. Yes, they’re attempting to deliver the same photocopied stack of signatures to stores around the nation.

A Kroger manager refused to play that game yesterday, causing Moms Demand founder Shannon Watts to Tweet the following from her suburban mansion in ultra-white, ultra wealthy Zionsville, Indiana. (h/t Twitchy)

If she was looking for support and sympathy, she largely failed.


I was also happy to let Shannon know my opinion on the matter.

On their Facebook page, Moms Demand confirms that this Ohio store manager was not alone in rejecting their bullying, grandstanding tactics. Other Kroger store managers have refused to play their game, which is nothing more or less than a public relations campaign by a small number of paid activists and a social media campaign designed to make it look like their campaign has the popular support that it so clearly lacks.

It’s incredibly gratifying to see a nationwide chain like the Kroger family of stores stand up to bullying from extreme activist groups. Hopefully they will inspire other store chains to act in a similar regard.