This is the kind of irrational thinking we are up against. After a masked man robbed a bank at a Kroger the anti-gun group Moms Demand Action actually thinks that an open carry gun ban would prevent crimes like this. What they fail to realize is that an open carrying gun citizen could have stopped a crime like this.
Cincinnati.com reported on what happened in this bank robbery:
Cincinnati Police are searching for a suspect who robbed the Fifth Third Bank inside the Westwood Kroger store.
The incident occurred around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the branch location at 2310 Ferguson Road.
Police say a man wearing a grey skeleton mask carrying an open umbrella brandished a semi-automatic handgun at the teller and demanded cash.
After receiving an undetermined amount of cash, the suspect placed the money in a black nylon bag with white letters and fled the bank.
Police say the man is believed to have fled toward the rear of the adjacent Wal-Mart store, using a trail towards the Four Towers Apartments on Erlene Drive.
Never wanting to waste an opportunity to showcase their ignorance, Moms Demand Action sprung into action with this Facebook post:
ANOTHER ARMED ROBBERY AT KROGER: This man robbed a bank inside a Cincinnati-area Kroger yesterday. Police say he wore a grey skeleton mask and demanded cash while brandishing a semi-automatic handgun at a teller. The robbery comes only two days after a man at another Cincinnati Kroger was robbed at gunpoint in the restroom: http://cin.ci/1w8GXnq
These crimes at two Kroger stores in one week should serve as a wake up call to Kroger’s leadership to prohibit the open carry of firearms in its stores. Kroger customers should not be responsible for determining if someone in the store holding a gun is a criminal or making a political statement.
Do I even need to reiterate how ridiculous their argument is? I will leave that for our readers but not before saying, “Criminals don’t follow gun bans!”