Target Corp. issued a request earlier today asking its customers to no longer carry guns in stores even if the store is in a region which deems it legal. The large retailer stated that it was respectfully requesting that customers refrain from carrying guns in their stores. Target officials stated that bringing firearms into their stores creates an environment that is not conducive to family friendly shopping. Target's anti-gun stance has come after gun rights groups had posted images of individuals carrying rifles through the Dallas Target. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America responded to the photographs by launching a campaign to pressure stores to ban guns from their stores. Shannon Watts, the group's founder led a massive on-line social campaign to boycott the retailer. The National Rifle Association first scolded the Texas gun rights members for carrying their rifles in the stores and stated that it was "not neighborly." Later, NRA recanted the statement and apologized.