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The group “Guns Down”, which advocates for “safer communities with fewer guns” is out with a report card on America’s retailers and their policies on carrying firearms in their stores. Gun owners will be happy to know that most of the companies surveyed received a failing grade from the anti-gun organization because they don’t ban lawfully carried firearms from their stores. From CNN:
Just three companies — Kroger, Old Navy, and Walmart — received As. Sixteen of them received Fs.The project is meant to push retailers to “lean into gun reform,” said Igor Volsky, founder and executive director of advocacy group Guns Down America, which headed the project. The group also wanted to give retailers a clear path to improving their “grade” and getting involved in the movement.
Some companies such as Kohl’s and 7-Eleven failed the test for not having any in-store gun policies and for not publicly demanding action on gun reform. However, both companies received marks for not donating money to any major Congressional recipients of NRA dollars.
While companies such as McDonald’s and Chick-Fil-A were marked up for following local laws with regards to carrying guns in store, neither have called for a change in gun laws and McDonald’s were found to have donated $64,000 to congressman who have also received money from the NRA.
Two companies received the lowest mark possible, having scored zero in all three categories. Lowe’s received an F grade for not only having no in-store gun policy and for not calling for gun reform, but also for giving $163,000 in political donations to NRA recipients in Congress.
Home Depot also has no store policy, not demanded gun reform and has donated $469,500 to Congressional recipients of NRA dollars.