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    Starbucks Anti-Gun Boycott

    So it seems several groups have decided a boycott of Starbucks is in order today. What they want is Starbucks to decide, on a corporate level, that guns are not to be allowed on the company's property.

    http://gunvictimsaction.org/starbucks-boycott/

    I wasn't able to find the counter-site, but it's been circulating on Facebook that gun owners are staging a "buy-cott" today. The idea is this: you go to the bank, get two dollar bills and go to Starbucks. I personally don't normally go to Starbucks. I think their coffee is way overpriced, but I am currently enjoying a pretentious "vente triple vanilla latte", purchased with two dollar bills.
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    Argh... I can't stand this:

    Glock 9mm Semi-Automatic Pistol, the gun used by the Tucson Murderer. It shot 31 bullets in 15 seconds, killed 6, and injured 14.
    Yes, the gun shot all those people. All by itself.

    Trying to associate the Tucson tragedy with open carry is like trying to blame the Wright Brothers for our shuttle disasters.
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    Does anyone really need a gun to buy coffee?

    I'm in full agreement on the vanilla latte though - they're fabulous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrutch View Post
    Does anyone really need a gun to buy coffee?
    It's an American thing. You wouldn't understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daddykata View Post
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    Trying to associate the Tucson tragedy with open carry is like trying to blame the Wright Brothers for our shuttle disasters.
    Well it has always worked; The Brady Bill.
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    Wouldn't the same group that is boycotting the Starbucks be the same people that would be pissed off about anyone else telling them what to do in their businesses or on their private property?
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    As I have my own espresso machine at home and work, I normally only do Starbucks when traveling. I made an exception today and my friend that worked there said they've had several people come in either open carrying, wearing gun t-shirts or paying in $2 bills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrutch View Post
    Does anyone really need a gun to buy coffee?

    I'm in full agreement on the vanilla latte though - they're fabulous!
    It's more an "I carry in accordance with local, state and federal law" thing. I don't carry where I'm not supposed to, but there's little point in clearing out my holster in one more place. For example, I'm sitting in a college classroom at this very second with an empty holster. The firearm that goes in it is locked in my truck, out of sight and the firearm itself is locked. Off campus, because carry on college campuses is still illegal. (Although I disagree with that as well, as well as the carry requirements for my state, but that's for a different thread altogether.)

    That and Starbuck's is private property. It's just like people picketing my house because they don't like the fact that I have guns. If Starbucks chooses to disallow CCW on their property, I'll respect that. But no one should be allowed to pressure them into making that decision. Especially if Starbuck's is like most other franchises: the property and building are owned by a person or corporation other than Starbuck's corporate and the brand is licensed by the franchise owner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soldiermedic25 View Post
    Wouldn't the same group that is boycotting the Starbucks be the same people that would be pissed off about anyone else telling them what to do in their businesses or on their private property?
    Pretty much, yeah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wetware View Post
    But no one should be allowed to pressure them into making that decision.
    Then you are against free speech and freedom of association. Of course people should be allowed to organize boycotts (or buycotts) or picket a place or hand out flyers or make any demands they like of anyone they like. Anyone who doesn't think so is against freedom of speech and freedom of association.

    Especially if Starbuck's is like most other franchises: the property and building are owned by a person or corporation other than Starbuck's corporate and the brand is licensed by the franchise owner.
    Starbucks is not a franchise.
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