I decided to visit the Brady Campaign's website. Turns out they have a hard on for Starbucks because they have the audacity to allow people to carry firearms into the store. I KNOW I KNOW how dare they.
So I call on all Gun Owners to show Starbucks our appreciation and do business with them. I don't drink coffee but I might just have to go in and buy a gift card for my wife. The Brady Peeps wouldn't like her either since she is packing as well. If you do go in, try and find a way to tell them that you appreciate them allowing you to protect yourself inside there store.
From the Brady Campaign website:
Tell Starbucks: Espresso Shots, Not Gunshots
Click on arrow to learn more! Over the past few months, more and more gun owners have been gathering at restaurants and coffee shops like Starbucks with guns strapped to their hips, intimidating fellow patrons.
So far, Peet's Coffee & Tea and California Pizza Kitchen have heeded customer concerns and barred the open carrying of guns. But Starbucks is refusing to prohibit the open carrying of firearms in its stores.
It's everyone's right to sit in a restaurant or coffee shop with their families without intimidation or fear of guns, either concealed or openly carried.
Under the law, Starbucks has the right to adopt a gun-free policy, with an exception for uniformed police officers. Such a policy can easily be implemented in most cases by putting up signs at store entrances.
The practice of packing heat in places like Starbucks is intimidating and could be potentially dangerous to our families and communities – and it must be stopped.
We have teamed up with CREDO Action to send petitions to Starbucks to keep guns out of its stores.