Target asks customers to stop bringing guns to its stores

July 2, 2014
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Target asks customers to stop bringing guns to its stores

Retail supergiant Target decided this week that firearms were getting in the way of the store’s family-friendly shopping experience, and kindly asked customers to refrain from bringing their guns to their fluorescent isles. The decision stemmed from a growing trend where open carry activists take their weapons along for the ride to Chili’s, Starbucks, Sonic,...
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Pointe by Point

July 1, 2014
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A handful of Grosse Pointers this week are passionate about specific issues — whether for or against — regarding the sanctity of the town. Though Metro Times being made a behind-the-counter commodity at local libraries is a talking point of its own, residents are also discussing a barn being installed at the Grosse Pointe Park...
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Men’s rights activist group relocates conference, but opposition follows

June 19, 2014
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Following plenty of ruckus, men’s rights activist group A Voice for Men announced their first international conference would be moved from its initial location to a venue about 14 miles away at The Veterans of Foreign Wars outpost in St. Clair Shores. The event was originally scheduled for the Hilton Doubletree Guest Suites at Fort Shelby downtown....
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A Voice for Men raises $29k to pay for additional security following threats

June 4, 2014
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You might remember our blog post on the First International Conference on Men’s Issues, organized by MRA group A Voice For Men, last week — and the ample stir it caused in the comment section. On June 7, those opposed to the Detroit conference are gathering in Grand Circus park at 10 a.m. to protest the event scheduled for June...
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Deadly Viper Assassination Squad

June 4, 2014
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There’s no denying that chick musicians can be an anomaly. It’s not that they’re not out there – they just might not be as out there. But that isn’t really why Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, or DVAS, has been busy for the past few months – busier than most bands that have only been...
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Detroit “Men’s Rights” conference, protests planned in wake of Santa Barbara

May 28, 2014
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Men’s rights group A Voice for Men has chosen Detroit for their first international conference, to be held at The DoubleTree Hotel on 525 W. Lafayette Blvd. June 26 to 28. Declaring the city an “iconic testament for masculinity” on their website, the group believes that most of the nation is turning a blind eye to Detroit, just like...
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