Jo-Ann Stores is a specialty retailer of crafts and fabrics with over 750 locations. They stand by their decision to ban firearms in their stores. They explain that this is for the “comfort” of their customers. Bad guys will also feel “comfortable” there, knowing the store will be filled with defenseless sheep.
Here is the statement we received from them:
Thank you for contacting us about the prohibition against concealed weapons and the sign posted at our Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store. After thoughtful consideration, Jo-Ann decided to post the signs to create a comfortable shopping environment and experience for our customers. Jo-Ann recognizes that there are strong feelings on this issue, and that permit-holders are exercising their state right. Jo-Ann also is exercising its right under state law to post the sign. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Here is one account we found online:
There are other places to buy what they sell. Michael’s does not discriminate against the rights of gun owners, and we suggest you shop there instead. Oh, and don’t forget to let Jo-Ann’s know why you’ll be taking your business elsewhere; you’re not “comfortable” being disarmed.
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores(R)
5555 Darrow Road
Hudson, Ohio 44236