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A&P, also known as “The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company” – Bans all firearms (and other weapons) in all stores for everybody.  This is the most comprehensive and complete “zero tolerance” weapons ban we have seen yet.  They do not even describe an exception for law enforcement.

Here is what their corporate office wrote in response to our inquiry:

A&P Policy Statement:
“POLICY ON WORKPLACE THREATS AND VIOLENCE

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (“A&P”) and its family of companies (collectively “the Company”) has a zero tolerance for threats, threatening behavior, or acts of violence against employees, visitors, guests, or other individuals by anyone on Company premises.

No weapons of any type, including without limitation, hand guns and rifles, knives (unless such a knife is a regular tool on the job), crossbows, bow and arrows, air-pistols, air-rifles, darts, explosives, toxic agents or any other destructive devices designed to inflict injury or cause physical damage (e.g., brass-knuckles, nun-chaku, etc.) are allowed on company premises; this includes Company vehicles and parking areas owned or operated by the company.

Any person who makes substantial threats, exhibits threatening behavior, or engages in violent acts on Company property shall be removed from the premises as quickly as safety permits, and shall remain off Company premises pending the outcome of an investigation. Should an investigation substantiate that violations of this policy have occurred, the Company will initiate a decisive and appropriate response.”

Second Amendment Check follow-up:
“Thanks for sharing that Jennifer, but I am confused.  Is this only applicable to employees?  Or is this policy also intended to prohibit customers from carrying their firearms in your stores? (Even if it is within the law to do so.)
Please clarify.”

A&P Response to follow-up:
“Please know that our Policy prohibits anyone (employees and customers) from carrying firearms within any of our stores.”

 

They have several companies that operate under their corporation.  See for yourself on their website, or on wikipedia.

Their current family of companies includes (from Wikipedia):

We urge you to BOYCOTT them all.  Of course, we suggest you politely let them know WHY you will be boycotting them as well.

Contact them:

http://aptea.com/contact

A&P Corporate Customer Service:

(866) 443-7374

22 Comments

  1. Bill Pfaffenhauser

    It’s a sad thing when people can’t think past the propaganda of their government. Study your history people. Oh that’s right, they don’t teach that part anymore. That’s the first step in controlling the masses, keep them ignorant which sadly seems to be working. I pray to God all you sheep sleep soundly with your false sense of security until the wolf comes for you.

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  2. I am currently in the market for my first real Firearm. I have been looking for a site that would tell me what stores I will no longer be shopping or eating at. Sorry waffle house your food was delicious though. The Job wasn’t bad either except when the Police all piled in their at one time. That was the most uncomfortable 45 min- 1hour that I have ever had cooking for someone.

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  3. Never shopped there and never would, can’t stand being around people determined to violate the constitution, and be victims.

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  4. thank you for providing us the list of companies to support.

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  5. A&P went out of business last month and all companies listed above have either been closed or ha ve been taken over by other companies, so this company can be removed from the list.
    For what it’s worth, I totally supported their policy as stated above.

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  6. These companies have MY support!

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  7. Thanks! Totally spending my money at these sane establishments. Happily leaving my gun at home.

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  8. Thanks for the heads up. I just contacted A&P and thanked them for their sane gun policy.

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  9. Yes, super “tees” at Walmart. Some great examples. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A614k3Zs4-I

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  10. Thank God someone is doing something to piss off these nut job. Lets take back America from the NRA!

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    • I’m a 30-year+ military veteran, father of four (two step children), faithfully married for 27 years, owner of many firearms and a staunch supporter of the 2nd amendment.

      Thanks for calling me a “nut job”.

      Just for the record, *I* have never “SWAT’ed” a someone in legal possession of a fire arm.

      …and remember that, when a government starts taking away your rights, the right to self defence is usually the first.

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  11. I will support each of the companies on you boycott list to the fullest. Thank you for showing us a list of businesses that care for the well being and safety of customers!

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    • HOW DO YOU GET THAT THEY ARE CARING ABOUT YOUR WELL BEING. THE CRIMINALS ARE ALWAYS GOING TO HAVE WEAPONS OF SOME KIND. EVERY EVENT WHERE MASS KILLINGS HAVE TAKEN PLACE INVOLVING GUNS, WERE ALL AT “GUN FREE ZONES”, MALL, SCHOOL, MOVIE THEATER. I WOULD MUCH RATHER HAVE LEGAL CARRYING CITIZENS WALKING AROUND TO MAYBE PROTECT ME FROM A CRAZED PERSON WITH A GUN THAN TAKE A CHANCE ON MISSING ONE OF THEIR BULLETS. BUT BEYOND THAT YOU ARE TAKING AWAY MY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO PROTECT MYSELF. NO MATTER I HAVE A CONCEAL CARRY AND MY GUN GOES WHERE EVER I GO. YOU WILL NEVER KNOW WHO IS CARRYING AND WHO IS NOT. I WILL PROTECT MYSELF, FAMILY AND OTHER HUMANS IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.THAT IS WHAT DECENT HUMAN BEINGS DO, THEY TRY TO PROTECT EACH OTHER. THIS IS JUST ONE MORE RIGHT YOU ARE ALLOWING THE GOVERNMENT TO TAKE AWAY FROM US. READ YOUR HISTORY, THIS IS A VERY BAD IDEA.

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  12. they’ve got my business!

    NRA = COWARDS

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  13. Please keep any and all gun rules and regulations that support responsible gun ownership, including not supplying any guns or ammunition. Support legislators that understand not everyone can be responsible and we must have stronger laws for licensing and longer waiting periods for background checks to be completed properly.

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  14. Thanks for the list. Now I know who to support!

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  15. I understand and agree with your point, but keep in mind, this is a grocery store. If you see someone with a gun in a supermarket, they probably aren’t just exercising their rights.

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    • Why do you think they want to take your guns away? Read the details. Guns aren’t allowed in their store. That doesn’t mean they are trying to take your guns away. Don’t put words in other people’s mouths

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  17. I feel they are for once looking out for their employees and trying to keep their stores safer. If you look where the stores are located their is really no need to carry a gun or knife into the store with you!

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  18. these political correct stores are not getting my business ever again

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  19. That’s why I buy my tea at Wal-Mart.

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