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List of safe Big Box companies that don’t let armed people through the door

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Courtesy: Moms Demand Action

I’m not much for supporting Big Box companies. I also don’t shop for a hobby – or even window shop, and I can count on my fingers the number of times in a decade that I set foot in a mall. But I do occasionally shop in a grocery store or watch a movie, so this list is useful even for me. Because I’d rather support a business any day that’s serious about keeping patrons safe, than one that enables “armed creeps”. Wouldn’t you?

Charlie Self, who composed the list, says:

Here’s the extracted list of Big Box companies that don’t allow armed creeps in the door. I think it’s great. My feeling is that if you want to shop fully armed, move to Somalia. These are the good guys.

These business DO NOT ALLOW armed civilians into their establishments:
A & P
AMC Theatres
BB&T Bank
Bloomin’ Brands (Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill and others)
Brinker International (Chili’s and Maggiano’s)
Buffalo Wild Wings
California Pizza Kitchen
Carmike Cinemas
CBL & Associates Properties (Shopping Malls)
CBS
Chuck E. Cheese’s
Cinemark Theatres
CNN/Time Warner
Comcast/NBC Universal
Costco
Forest City Enterprises (Shopping Malls)
General Growth Properties (Shopping Malls)
Goodyear
Groupon
hhgregg
Hooters
Howard Hughes Corporation (Shopping Malls)
IKEA
Jack in the Box / Qdoba Mexican Grill
Jo-Ann Stores
Macerich (Shopping Malls)
Modell’s Sporting Goods
Paragon Theaters
Peet’s Coffee and Tea
Regal Cinemas
Simon (Shopping Malls)
Southern Theatres
Sprouts Farmers Market
Square
Sterling Jewelers (Kay, Jared, Shaw & others)
T.G.I. Friday’s (and all Carlson Companies)
The New York Times Company
Toy’s R Us / Babies R Us
US Bank
Value City Furniture
Waffle House
Walgreens
Whole Foods

Hat tip to Han Broekman for sharing Charlie Self‘s list