After the terrorist attack at Ohio State University Americans are more nervous and anxious than ever. People are upset that these so called gun free zones are doing nothing to help us or protect us. In a foolhearty attempt to make people feel better, CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. penned amn open letter to all gun owners. He had one request for them all. It will piss many people off.
Levi’s co-CEO Bergh did something really stupid and asked that all firearms owners, despite being law abiding, leave their guns at home when going outnshopping at the store. He admitted he thinks getting rid of concealed carry permits makes people safer. Perhaps his opinion would change if it were him who was being attacked and he needed instant protection.
On the internet Bergh wrote,
“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.”
Ironically, he has stores in Paris, Nice, Orlando and Brussels. All cities that have been the target of recent terrorist attacked where unarmed civilians were hurt by radicalized ISIS jihadists. Bergh continued,
“It boils down to this, you shouldn’t have to be concerned about your safety while shopping for clothes or trying on a pair of jeans. Simply put, firearms don’t belong in either of those settings. In the end, I believe we have an obligation to our employees and customers to ensure a safe environment and keeping firearms out of our stores and offices will get us one step closer to achieving that reality.”
Bergh instead he wasn’t worried about boycotts as they rarely happen and even if they do they blow over rather quickly. His comments are woefully out of touch and ignore the constant danger we are in by jihadists.
We have the second amendment to protect us. Without it, what would we do individually to ensure our safety? Our administration surely isn’t helping. Clearly this stance comes from ignorance of the unknown.