GUN Starbucks to Brady Campaign - FUCK OFF AND DIE

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  1. hsmith

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    Starbucks: Bring on the guns
    By Janis Mara
    Contra Costa Times
    Posted: 02/05/2010 05:04:57 PM PST
    Updated: 02/06/2010 05:28:56 AM PST

    Starbucks has brushed aside a request from a gun control advocacy group to ban the display of guns in its retail locations, saying it will abide by laws that allow patrons to openly carry unloaded weapons.

    The national Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence made the request in the wake of a series of meetings in local restaurants over the past few months by Bay Area Open Carry, a group that hopes to make it legal to carry loaded guns in California. Peets Coffee & Tea and California Pizza Kitchen responded to similar requests by banning displays of weapons in the companies' coffeehouses and restaurants.

    "Starbucks does not have a corporate policy regarding customers and weapons; we defer to federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding this issue," Starbucks' customer relations department said in response to the Brady Campaign's request.

    The head of a local chapter of the Brady Campaign was disappointed by the response.

    "I don't want someone who carries a gun into a store to be making life-and-death decisions. I don't think it's safe for them to be there," said Griffin Dix, who leads the Oakland-Alameda County chapter, which has more than 500 members and other chapters in San Mateo and Contra Costa counties.

    The Brady Campaign has sent e-mails to its approximately 180,000 members nationwide suggesting that they e-mail Starbucks asking the coffee giant to create an anti-gun policy.

    An active participant in the Bay Area Open Carry chapter hailed Starbucks' approach.

    "We definitely applaud Starbucks for allowing law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and we will continue to patronize them as long as they do," said Brad Huffman, who is also a National Rifle Association-certified instructor and member of Bay Area Open Carry, which lists 610 members on its Facebook page.

    Huffman said Open Carry advocates often visit Starbucks displaying unloaded weapons, either during formal events or informally. The Antioch chapter of the group has had about six meetings at a Starbucks there, he said. Other meetings have taken place at a Peet's in San Ramon and in Livermore at Panama Red Coffee Co.

    Open Carry has a scheduled an event today in Walnut Creek, but has not announced a location.


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  2. Finest

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    I might have to start drinking the overpriced coffee there again. :bigthumb:
     
  3. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    thats what i was thinking. i'm not a coffee fan but i'm sure i could get something from their more often now.


    link to email someone that actually matters at cpk?
     
  4. cent

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    so he'd rather have the criminals make that decision for him? :hsugh:
     
  5. 4W4K3

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    Heard about this on another forum. Already sent a message to Starbucks letting them know I am happy they are not backing down and support their decision all the way.
     
  6. Reverend

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    I don't see it as making any kind of active choice. I see what they're doing as being passive by deferring to higher laws and ordinances.

    I would like to see if they change any policies when something changes, or if they keep the same attitude.
     
  7. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Reason #0001 to start patronizing Starbucks.
     
  8. lump

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    pretty much.
     
  9. T0nyGTSt

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    this is stupid

    Starbucks are in the business of selling coffee

    why do these antigun dicks want everyone to take a side?

    starbucks being pro or anti is likely to obstruct their mission of... guess what... selling coffee

    and that griffin dix guy is nonsensical - just drink your coffee and mind your own business
     
  10. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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