Thread: Starbucks Anti-Gun Boycott
2/14/2012 3:35pm, #11
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Since you guys are talking about two dollar bills, I thought I'd add at least my two cents.
It seems to me that so many gun control groups have become angry at Starbucks because (and keep in mind that they're one of the icons of the hippy west coast) they have sent out a clear message to the zomg eeevil gunz crowd:
That the issue of open carry should be taken to the state's legislature, and not a shop on private property whose rules are simply no more restrictive than the state's current ordinance on the issue.
2/14/2012 6:15pm, #12
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Headed there in a few to have the future OWS protester (art history major) make me a convoluted latte in support of this.
Also, anyone arguing whether or not you "need" to be armed in public on a martial arts forum should probably shake their head about for a few minutes until the cognitive dissonance leaks out of his or her eardrums.
2/14/2012 6:30pm, #13
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I should have been more clear, I'm running on very little sleep today. Starbucks is private property. What other people think of their policies regarding their store should not matter one bit unless something illegal is going on there. Hence the point of buying things there today with two dollar bills. I'm not against the ignorant stating their opinion or complaining about carry laws. I'm against them actually succeeding in their misguided quest and pressuring a private corporation into restricting carry.
Edit: Got it! Don't like it, don't go there. Or move the hell out of a state that allows carry. (Hint. There's Illinois.) But don't go trying to curtail my rights in a roundabout way. That's bullshit.
Edit: Awww hell. My brain is rebelling in my attempt to clarify.
2/14/2012 6:43pm, #14
I'm not against the ignorant stating their opinion or complaining about carry laws. I'm against them actually succeeding in their misguided quest and pressuring a private corporation into restricting carry.
Edit: Got it! Don't like it, don't go there.
But don't go trying to curtail my rights in a roundabout way. That's bullshit.
2/14/2012 7:07pm, #15
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2/14/2012 10:33pm, #17
Kinda have to agree with Rivington (my hands feel dirty just typing that. DIRTY HANDS! DIRTY DIRTY HANDS!") one of the elements of a civilization is the application of indirect pressure to make others conform to your own standards and practices whereas without civilization you get people to conform by beheading the non conformers and carrying the heads around on spikes, por encourager les autres.
That said, I'm gonna go get a frappucino.
2/15/2012 9:46am, #18HTFU and join Bullshido on Fitocracy!
2/15/2012 9:59am, #19
This is in reaction to the fact that after anti gun activists asked Starbucks to ban firearms on premises, Starbucks told them that whether or not guns would be allowed on premises would depend on local law. So Starbucks stayed neutral and the anti gun guys got pissy and now this.
From their front page...duuurrrhhhhhh.....
Guns are not registered and gun owners are not licensed. Criminals and the mentally ill can purchase guns at gun shows where background checks are not required. Known terrorists can legally buy as many guns as they want. In many states guns can be carried into the everyday places where you live your life – restaurants, offices, bars, supermarkets, schools, libraries, sporting arenas – and the list keeps growing.Best Vietnam War music video I've ever seen put together by a vet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDY8raKsdfg
2/15/2012 10:09am, #20
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