Only one retailer bans guns in their stores. While a number don’t allow open carrying of guns, that is not the most important type of carrying of guns (see a piece we wrote earlier on open versus concealed carry).
Retailers with no gun restrictions
No. 16 TJX Companies ($29.59 billion)
John Lott’s piece in the Austin (Texas) Statesman’s is as follows:
With well over 700,000 concealed handgun permit holders in Texas, there is a good chance that someone next you in a grocery store or restaurant is carrying a concealed handgun. But some are only satisfied if others actually know that they are carrying.
John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:
The NRA’s strong statement reprimanding a few people for carrying long guns into restaurants was bound to get media attention. Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action and much of the media quickly jumped in and described various restaurants as “asking customers to leave their guns at home.” But their assertions couldn’t be more misleading.