Sunday 24th Jan, 2010
Belleville, NJ –– One of our members wrote to us recently about trying to get firearms photos printed at a Walgreens Pharmacy in Belleville, NJ.
The NJCSD member and his brother are both gun collectors and active members of the community as a whole.
The brother recently took photos of his collection for insurance purposes, and emailed them to Walgreens to have them printed.
When the brother’s wife went to pick up the prints, she was told by the cashier that Walgreens did not print them because they were deemed “offensive”.
Our member’s brother returned to the store and spoke to the manager, who told him that he personally found the pictures offensive, and so did his staff. When the brother asked if it was Walgreens’ policy not to print pictures of guns, he refused to give a straight answer.
The member’s brother contacted Walgreens Main Office on Tuesday December 29th regarding the issue. We’ll be following the story.
NJCSD – Defending Your Right to Defend Yourself Visit: www.njcsd.org
AmmoLand Comments: Please write Walgreens Corporation and tell them how offensive this is. Sample letter provided.
Sample Letter ——————–
Re: Wallgreens Anti-Gun Photo Policy
I find your policy of refusing to print photos of firearms offensive and insulting.
As a believer in the Bill Of Rights I find your censorship of a persons photos, by employees, to be discrimination against gun owners is an attack on my first amendment right to free speech.
I demand that you change your policy and educate your employees of our right to keep and bear arms and issue a public apology or I will be forced to take my business somewhere else.
You can contact Walgreens Coprorate here at: http://www.walgreens.com/marketing/contactus/forms.jsp?storenumber=2121