The holidays are a great time to go to the mall and shop for loved ones.
But beware- one company is saying to hell with safety.
And you could be on the receiving end of their dangerous new policy.
It’s nuts really… If you have customers who use your products often, the last thing you want to do is tick them off.
But that’s exactly what Levi Strauss Blue Jeans is doing. In a recent statement, the CEO is asking law-abiding citizens to refrain from exercising their 2nd amendment rights.
That’s right… CEO chip Bergh is requesting people to stay out of his stores if they’re carrying.
Providing a safe environment to work and shop is a top priority for us at Levi Strauss & Co. That imperative is quickly challenged, however, when a weapon is carried into one of our stores. Recently, we had an incident in one of our stores where a gun inadvertently went off, injuring the customer who was carrying it.
So, while we understand the heartfelt and strongly-held opinions on both sides of the gun debate, it is with the safety and security of our employees and customers in mind that we respectfully ask people not to bring firearms into our stores, offices or facilities, even in states where it’s permitted by law. Of course, authorized members of law enforcement are an exception.
His logic doesn’t make any sense. He says for safety of his employees and customers, please refrain from carrying a gun.
But has no one told him about mass killings that have happened at malls?
There were shootings over Black Friday sales.
There was a killing spree in a Nashville mall.
A man attacked multiple people with a knife in Minnesota.
Another guy went on a rampage in a Houston mall.
Bergh is adamant, “You don’t need a gun to try on a pair of jeans”
And most people would agree with that. But that’s not why we’re carrying. People carry concealed, so that in the event of some crazy nut case going postal, we’re prepared to defend ourselves and our families.
Most striking is the idea that people who carry concealed will adhere to this request anyways.
That’s why we conceal our guns. So we’re not a target, other people aren’t nervous around us, and we’re still protecting ourselves and our loved one.
Bergh means well. He doesn’t try and force it down your throat. It’s not a mandate. It’s a request. But at the end of the day, he’s asking the customer to make themselves less prepared. That’s probably not going to happen.
Men and women all over the country will continue to carry concealed and enter his stores and his employees will actually be safer for it. They’re just not going to announce it when they enter.
Or they’re not to going so shop at Levi at all.
If you shopped at Levi, would you comply with this? Would you stop shopping there? Or would you just continue to conceal-carry? Let us know in the comments below.