Danger: Sprouts Farmers Markets Are Now Gun Free Kill Zones - Shop ElsewhereSubmitted by 2ndamenduser on Sat, 12/28/2013 - 02:18
The corporate board of directors of Sprouts Farmers Market has apparently decided to put all their customers at risk by designating all their stores as gunfree zones, adding them to the list of targets for madmen intent on taking their rage out on defensless mothers and children (and a few men).
One would have to be blind to not see that there is a multi-faceted attack on our right to keep and bear arms. While politicians work to regulate, ban, then confiscate our arms, there are other ploys being out into action by local governments to decrease the places where armed citizenry can frequent while carrying arms.
This is done by "encouraging" businesses, especially large corporations and major chain business corporations to provide a "safe" environment for their shoppers. If successful, we will all be in situations like Susan Gratia Hupp was (see video below) without the need for state laws.
Why should we wait for the corporate strangle hold to get stronger?
Let's mount a massive campaign to let every Sprouts store in the country know that we in the patriot community who may well be the anchor for the market of healthy farm foods will not put up with this flagrant denial of our rights given the history of mass shootings in "gun free zones".
Please go to the following website:
and find the store(s) near you and go in person and protest this decision. Find an alternative source for farm foods and commit to not shopping at Sprouts until they reverse their decision and the signs come down!
They are headquartered in Scottdale, Arizona. Here is the number to the corporate office: 480-814-8016
You know what to do.
It would be good for some of you to organize people in your state to make a thorough boycott of this corporation. Make them feel a loss of FRN's they'll never forget.
It would be nice to make a list of things you normally buy and show it to the manager as you say, until the sign comes down and SProuts changes its policy, I/we will not be shopping here and here's how much business you will be losing.
Let's do this people!
For those interested, here's my story:
I have shopped at Sprouts for years, and I always carry (usually openly) my defense tools/arms. But a few weeks ago, I noticed a No Weapons Allowed sign on the front window of a different Sprouts store than where I normally shop.
I asked to speak to the manager and informed him that I would no longer shop at Sprouts if they discriminated against people like me who like to be responsible for our own safety rather than relying on police who always show up too late.
He said he believed it was the policy corporate-wide. I informed it the store I normally shop at did not have the sign. He gave me the Sprouts corporate office phone number, and said I would need to speak with them.
I called the next day and spoke to the receptionists. She was very sympathetic, and indicated that she was in agreement with all the points I had made supporting the right of people to carry arms in public places like stores, even though they are privately owned.
She said she would get back to me after getting the official scoop from her bosses. I never heard from her again.
Two weeks later, my wife wanted to go to the Sprouts store where we normally shop. I said no at first, then because I hadn't heard back, I thought, why not, after all it would provide another opportunity to spread the word and confirm whether it this store still had no gun ban sign.
Alas, when we walked up to it, there it was - a brand new sign. I was angry.
I put my gun in my car (after moving it so no one would notice I had a gun and now didn't and break into my car and steal my gun while we were in the store), and went in. After getting the supplies we needed and checking out, I said to the cashier, "We are very sad. This is our last time to shop here." She said, "Oh really, why? Are you all moving?" I said, "No. We just can't support a store that leaves us vulnerable to a cruel, senseless death." "What do you mean?" she asked. I explained to her that because guns are not allowed in Sprouts stores anymore, they have become a potential target for crazy, madmen who want to take their anger out on the world and we will not shop where we are not allowed to protect ourselves from such random violence. She said she understood and was not aware of that decision. I suggested that she look for a safer environment to work, where people like me were welcome and madmen wouldn't likely consider as a target for their rage.
I then went to the other store, where I normally do not shop and told the manager that they for sure had lost my business.
Now I write this, hoping the DP community will rise to the occasion and make this go viral.
Any other ideas that would lead to causing Sprouts more financial loss until they change their policy would be appreciated, or for that matter any ideas that would get them to change their mind without financial loss. That would be preferred as I would like an otherwise good store to be successful.