Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bakers supermarket owners bully radio stations into pulling gun control ads

From Shannon Watts' piece in today's Huffington Post, entitled The Message Kroger Doesn't Want You To Hear. Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America:
     This week, Kroger executives and investors met in Cincinnati and I was there, along with dozens of Moms Demand Action volunteers from neighboring states, to make it as easy as possible for Kroger leadership to meet with us on an issue that women and mothers care about more than anything: the safety of our families. Rather than agree to a meeting, Kroger bullied radio stations into pulling our ads highlighting the absurdity of their gun policy (you can listen to the ads here and here). And this week, Kroger bussed its investors out of the hotel where they were planning to meet and to an alternate location — probably to avoid the rally of mothers and customers we had organized to spark a conversation with them.
     Evidently Kroger is growing uncomfortable with their gun policy, and frankly, they should be. Kroger is siding with gun extremists, rather than mothers, gun violence survivors, and the majority of Kroger shoppers, who support ending open carry in Kroger stores.

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