targetWashington – Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Wednesday rewarded Target for adopting a new no-guns policy that bars bringing any firearms into its stores by giving the giant retailer some business.

“Bringing firearms to Target creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create,” Target’s interim CEO John Mulligan said in a statement.

So Blumenthal tweeted several photos of himself wandering the store’s aisles, eating a huge sandwich and purchasing a bag of caramel candy.

“I’m shopping today because they are doing the right thing on guns,” Blumenthal tweeted.

Target is the latest company to ban guns from its stores, following Chipotle, Chili’s and Sonic.

Ana has written about politics and policy in Washington, D.C.. for Gannett, Thompson Reuters and UPI. She was a special correspondent for the Miami Herald, and a regular contributor to The New York TImes, Advertising Age and several other publications. She has also worked in broadcast journalism, for CNN and several local NPR stations. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Journalism.

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