Moms Demand Action bullied retailer Target into issuing a public relations statement asking customers to leave their guns at home earlier this summer.
Moms Demand Action declared victory… as have criminals, who now believe that the chain is a great place to commit crime.
A drug deal that turned violent in Sandy Springs, Georgia last night is just the most recent incident suggesting that “gun free zones” invite crime.
Sandy Springs Police have made an arrest after a man was shot in both the back and the arm outside a Target store Sunday night.
The shooting took place just after 6 p.m. in the parking lot outside the store at The Prado shopping center in the 5600 block of Roswell Road.
Monday morning, police identified the victim as 27-year-old Mario Ross.
Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose said Ross and a suspect, 28-year-old Larry J. Walls, were part of a drug deal in the parking lot. They were sitting in a car when additional suspects opened fire on them, hitting Ross.
Ross was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he is in stable condition Monday after surgery. Walls, of Milwaukee, Wis., was taken into custody.
Witnesses said they heard a loud argument among several people in the parking lot across from the store, then heard a series of gunshots. One witness said the victim stumbled to the front entrance of the store, leaving a trail of blood behind him.
This is at least the third significant incident of gun crime at a Georgia Target since the company chose to “compromise” with the gun prohibitionist group.