Outrage After JOANN Fabrics Says They Prefer No Guns But Still Allow Them

Anti-gun people are upset after JOANN Fabric & Craft tweeted that they allow guns in their stores.

by Tom Gantert and Christopher Berg

Hudson, OH– People are expressing outrage on social media after a craft store tweeted that it allows customers to carry firearms.

In a Dept. 7 tweet, JOANN Fabric & Craft said, "Hi! JOANN prefers that guns are not brought into our stores, to help foster a comfortable shopping environment. However, if a customer lawfully brings a gun in, and is not disrupting other customers or is not perceived as a threat, then we generally will allow it. -Rachel."

The tweet appears to simply be explaining existing policy, but it comes after Walmart announced it would no long allow open carry of firearms in their stores.

The announcement was followed up by similar announcements from Kroger, Walgreens, Wegmans, and CVS.

The craft store's different response did not go over well.

The Washington Post reported that California, Florida, Illinois and Washington, D.C. “generally bar people” from open carrying guns in public. The rest of the states do allow some form of open carrying, the Washington Post reported.

The standards for what licenses and the type of guns allowed to be carried openly in public can vary state to state, according to the Washington Post.

None of the companies made mention of prohibiting concealed carry, but it remains to be seen of the companies will have signs prohibiting firearms.

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JBo
JBo

I wish anti-gun people would get as pissed at the criminals as they do the law abiding people.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

🤣🤣🤣 Wasn't there just a comment section of cry babies last week about Walmart et. al. banning open carry?

What other comparison do you need that there are cry babies on both sides?

Anomie88
Anomie88

Typical liberal response to people exercising their rights: bully, hate and expose. Cowards.

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

I usually experience “a comfortable shopping environment” when the staff are prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable, and the the price doesn’t resemble a prostrate exam by an epileptic doctor. The person with the lawful firearm has my thanks if he eliminates the POS who enters the store to demonstrate his criminal sense of entitlement - because the POS is the one who compromises my shopping comfort. A nice bottle of single malt to the any of you who lawfully takes out the nasty insect who is ruining my consumer experience.

Trashman67
Trashman67

Apparently, someone doesn't know that "snowflakes" are Liberals.

javaguy746
javaguy746

To ALL THE ANTI GUN FOLKS, I believe in gun control in a different way. We have laws and they need to be followed. If you are carrying a gun within all legal limits there is not a problem. BUT if you are a felon and carrying a gun and get caught, for whatever reason, you should be punished to the fullest extent of the laws. If you are found guilty of breaking a law using a gun, you should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. I would also be in favor of changing the law on felon carry to life without parole, period. Seems like all the criminals are already felons, and the judges just release em, and then the judge should be charged with accessory and held to the same laws as the felon. Lets change the laws the right way. By the way, did you know that automobiles kill more people than guns do? Why aren't we outlawing cars???? Chew on that for a while........

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

How dare they follow the law and allow firearms in their store!!!!

4thaBlue
4thaBlue

They’re just mad because at first they were “yay, another store banning guns!” Then they found out that the store is going to let their customers lawfully carry after all. And that it was more of a “suggestion”. News Flash: it’s their policy, they can do whatever they want to in their store.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

open/conceal carry was a non-issue for many of these retails. Then they had to pipe up...

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

I still carry concealed in any store I want, always have, always will. Why not? The bad guys do and don't read those signs any better than I do.

Barbjax23
Barbjax23

Well as one of "libtards" y'all hate so damn bad, I have no issues with folks who carry guns legally and with respect (bolstered, safety on, etc.). If I'm in Joanns and Karen with her let me talk to your manager haircut is strolling down the yarn aisle with her gun strapped to her waist minding her own business I don't rightly care. Not all liberals are crybaby assholes just like all republicans aren't douchebag assholes.