We have had lots of dorm room shopping to do this summer, but first I had to have a little talk with Target, which was carrying most of the items for which we were looking. See, the Open Carry nuts have visited Target several times, including the local Target in Corpus Christi. At first, Target did not respond to these scary visits with a ban on carrying guns openly in its stores and I was not going to be hanging around in any place where that was allowed, especially not with children, who should not have their emotional development damaged by exposure to symbols of violence.
I spoke with a manager at the Target in Corpus Christi about my concerns and, fortunately, they had already handled it. The company has now "respectfully requested" that people leave their guns at home. This may not be totally enforced in some stores, but in ones that sell alcohol in Texas, it will be. Thank you, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.