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Update: Cub Foods Bans Guns (those with permit to carry)

posted Jan 3, 2013, 7:29 AM by Ronnie V   [ updated Nov 10, 2014, 11:34 AM ]

UPDATE: Jan. 25, 2013

Excellent news!

Our voices have been heard.

If you recall, I posted in December about Cub Foods’ “unposted” policy that banned guns in their corporate stores (I found out about that policy when I was shopping while carrying a holstered firearm and was asked to leave by the manager).

Based in large part on our calls and emails over the last month, Cub Foods has reviewed their policy and has decided to recognize the laws of the state of Minnesota which pertain to the lawful carrying of firearms, and has reversed their policy accordingly, effective immediately. Those who carry with a valid permit to carry recognized by the state of Minnesota are welcome in their corporate stores.

Please show your appreciation for their careful consideration of their policy by returning as a customer and supporting their business with your shopping dollars. Support businesses that support us and which recognize and uphold the laws of the state in regard to lawful carry.

Cub Foods is not looking for a pat on the back or any recognition for this policy change. You can show your appreciation by returning as a customer.

Thank you to Cub Foods for doing the right thing.

Small victories. 

(Check with your local Cub Foods store to find out whether they are a corporate store or a franchise store. If they are a franchise store, ask what their policy is on lawful carry (do they ban guns?). Please email us and let us know what you find out about your local Cub Foods franchise stores. We’re compiling a lists of 2A friendly Cub Foods franchise stores. Email 

UPDATE on the Cub Foods situation. As you may recall, I posted on Dec. 20, 2012, that I was asked to leave Cub Foods, St. Anthony Village, while grocery shopping with an open-carry, securely holstered firearm. And I was told by the manager that ALL Cub Foods have a “no guns” policy (I have a permit to carry and MN does not require concealment.) The store was not posted with a sign. 

(This isn't a debate about open carry vs. concealed, it's about the fact that Cub Foods bans guns, period).

My opinions, as an individual and founder of Minnesotans for the Right to Keep & Bear Arms and TCGOCF

My opinions, as an individual and founder of Minnesotans for the Right to Keep & Bear Arms and TCGOCF:

--I believe we’re at a critical juncture of the future of 2A rights locally and nationally. I believe that if we don’t make our voices heard, we acquiesce to being marginalized and we acquiesce to the death of our rights by a thousand paper cuts.

--Short of an official boycott and as we pursue a calling and email campaign, I will not be spending any of my grocery budget at Cub Foods until they inform us of their decision following their “re-examination” period (assuming by end of January 2013), and I will contact them to let them know that’s my position. 

--Their desire to “ride the fence” by not posting their policy on the door is an insult to me and it’s disingenuous. The money I spend on groceries is a substantial part of my budget, and I would prefer to give my hard earned money to companies that value and support law abiding citizens and Constitutional rights. It’s akin to being in 7th grade and having one of the cool kids tell you that you can be friends, and then he plays with all your cool stuff (your money), but when his other friends show up, he pretends not to know you. I call B.S.

--Their “gun ban” policy caters to hysteria and puts citizens in danger by creating a disarmed public and fosters a “free crime zone” mentality for criminals (How many armed robberies or assaults have take place inside Cub or at banks inside local Cub Foods?).

--I can find no reference on Cub’s corporate website that states their “gun ban” policy.

--Short of calling a boycott at this time, it’s my opinion that each of you who feel strongly about the issue contact them during their “re-evaluation” period, and/or make your opinions known through your dollars, to let them know the value of our contingent, as well as any thoughts you have about their “gun ban” policy which leaves us potentially unable to defend ourselves.

To contact Cub:
(You can also look up your local Cub’s info and contact the manager,

Cub Foods on Facebook:

Cub Foods online contact form:

Cub Foods corporate:
By Phone

Cub Foods by Mail
Attn: Customer Service
157 S. Howard St.
Spokane, WA 99201 

Super Valu HQ contact form:
SUPERVALU Corporate Headquarters
East View Innovation Center 
7075 Flying Cloud Drive 
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Wayne C. Sales, president/CEO/Chairman:
Kevin Holt, president Supervalu Retail:


One of our followers told us that he contacted Rainbow Foods about their gun policy. He said that he was told they do not ban guns. We have not verified this info ourselves.