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  • majormadmax

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    Boycott Sprouts Farmers Market!

    While I understand any business has the right to post a 30:06 sign, but the fact that Sprout uses false justification for doing so is reason to boycott the business. Here is their claim...

    Boycott Sprouts Farmers Market | Second Amendment Check

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about our decision to prohibit firearms in our stores. Please understand that we recognize and respect our customers’ rights under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a right that prohibits the government (but not private retailers) from infringing on citizens’ right to bear arms. That right, however, must be balanced with our need as a retailer to provide a safe and comfortable environment for our customers and team members. That’s why, after careful and thoughtful analysis, we have decided to prohibit our customers and our team members from bringing firearms onto our store premises. While this decision may disappoint some of our valued customers, such as yourself, we stand by our decision and have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our communities about it.

    We hope that you will continue to be a part of the Sprouts family notwithstanding our decision on this issue. We value your patronage and hope to see you again soon.

    Sincerely,

    Stephanie
    Sprouts Farmers Market
    Customer Relations Specialist

    Despite their claim of "overwhelmingly positive feedback," most of the comments on their Facebook page is against the policy with most saying they will shop elsewhere in lieu of this decision. I recommend others doing so as well...

    https://www.facebook.com/SproutsFarmersMarket

    I am sure Central Market, Whole Foods and Trader Joe's will all appreciate the business being sent their way because of Sprout's ignorance in this matter!
     

    txinvestigator

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    A boycott is usually designed to coerce a business to change whatever the boycott people do not like.

    I understand and support your position and decision to not shop there, but why would you try to coerce them to act the way YOU want?
     

    majormadmax

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    A boycott is usually designed to coerce a business to change whatever the boycott people do not like.

    I understand and support your position and decision to not shop there, but why would you try to coerce them to act the way YOU want?

    It's not just me, the vast majority of people posting on their Facebook page are in agreement that this policy does not create the claimed "safe and comfortable environment" and in fact, it's the opposite.

    The boycott is a way to show them the error of their decision and to show it is costing them money. Not a difficult concept to grasp. And it's not just "me" but many other CHL holders.

    No one is saying they have to change it, the boycott is just demonstrating the consequences of such a decision...
     

    majormadmax

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    A boycott is usually designed to coerce a business to change whatever the boycott people do not like.

    I understand and support your position and decision to not shop there, but why would you try to coerce them to act the way YOU want?

    It's not just me, the vast majority of people posting on their Facebook page are in agreement that this policy does not create the claimed "safe and comfortable environment" and in fact, it's the opposite.

    The boycott is a way to show them the error of their decision and to show it is costing them money.

    No one is saying they have to change it, the boycott is just demonstrating the consequences if they don't. I think the preference is that they do...
     

    Hoji

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    If you want to have an impact, scan copies of your receipts from Central Market or Whole Foods or other organic grocers to them. Show them in $ what they are giving to their competition.
     

    Renegade

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    The boycott is a way to show them the error of their decision and to show it is costing them money. Not a difficult concept to grasp. And it's not just "me" but many other CHL holders.

    No one is saying they have to change it, the boycott is just demonstrating the consequences of such a decision...

    Exactly. I do not care if they change it. In fact, I hope they don't and lose money and go out of business.
     

    London

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    Farmers Markets are usually epicenters for hippies, new-agers, "the govt. is poisoning our food" organic freaks, liberals, and other flaky weirdos, so it's no surprise at all they've got kudos for turning their property into a magnet for psychotic gunmen.

    Eff them. At this point it should be self-evident to even non-gun-owners what these policies accomplish for safety (by destroying it). This goes beyond a mere political difference; it's now become an issue of simply not wanting to give money to morons.

    Thanks for the heads-up. :shades:
     

    London

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    Don't sound like any farmer's market I've ever been to.

    How long's it been since you've been to an FM? They're the hot trendy thing right now for snobs, hipsters and flakes of all colors. I know there are a few old-school ones left but they're getting rarer and rarer.
     
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