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Moms Deliver 12,000+ Signatures Asking Staples to Ban Guns in Stores

March 3, 2014

Massachusetts Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America visits Framingham headquarters to call for gun sense from Staples.

staples_gun_free1Members of the Massachusetts chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will bring a petition with more than 12,000 signatures to Staples headquarters on Tuesday, Mar. 4 to ask the retailer to listen to moms across the country and stop allowing guns in their stores. The visit is the culmination of a national campaign pressuring Staples to enact a nationwide policy to prohibit firearms in its stores.

“The presence of firearms creates an inherent and unnecessary risk for Staples shoppers,” said Ann Krantz, Communications Lead for Moms Demand Action Massachusetts, “Just last August, a customer negligently fired her gun in a North Carolina Staples. It is sheer luck that no one other than the gun owner was injured. But what about next time? It’s time for Staples to put the safety of its customers first and keep guns out of its stores.”

Moms Demand Action has succeeded previously in convincing national brands to shun firearms in their establishments. In September, Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz announced that guns were not welcome in the company’s stores and cafes after pressure from Moms Demand Action.

“Moms make the majority of purchasing decisions for their families,” Krantz said. “We intend to support businesses who take measures to keep our children and families safe.”

WHAT: Delivery of 12,000+ signatures calling on Staples to ban guns from stores
WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Mar. 4
WHERE: 500 Staples Drive, Framingham, MA 01702

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