Target has asked all customers to leave their guns at home, according to a report from our media affiliate CBS46. Interim CEO John Mulligan said that guns in stores create “an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create.” Target, which has nearly 2,000 stores, does not sell firearms or ammunition. The request applies to stores located in communities where people can legally carry firearms openly, Mulligan said. Georgia’s new open carry gun law went into effect on July 1.

Louis Sullivan, chairman of Public Broadcasting Atlanta’s board of directors, published an open letter on the WABE website today blasting Georgia State University’s deal to turn over the daytime airwaves of student-run WRAS-FM/Album 88 to Georgia Public Broadcasting. Sullivan called the deal “bad public policy—fiscally, substantively, and procedurally.  This transaction should be revisited by the parties and it should be significantly modified or rescinded.” GPB, which began broadcasting on Album 88 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. this past Sunday, is airing shows like Morning Edition and All Things Considered, which can already be heard on WABE 90.1. Sullivan called it “an unwarranted duplication of service” and  “a waste of Georgia’s tax dollars that could be better allocated elsewhere.”  You can read Sullivan’s full letter at this link.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.