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Steyr_223
02-09-2010, 11:32 AM
Saw this on someones FB page..Is there a pro-gun Starbucks page?

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/guns_starbucks/?rc=fb_share2

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.1 In fact, groups of gun-toting individuals have specifically targeted Starbucks locations for their coffee klatches because the company allows open carrying in its shops.

Businesses can legally create policies to prohibit guns from being carried in their establishments -- and so far, Peet's Coffee & Tea and California Pizza Kitchen have heeded customer concerns and barred open carrying.

But Starbucks is refusing to prohibit the open carrying of firearms in its stores, despite protests from loyal customers. The company simply issued this statement: "For Starbucks, the safety of our customers and partners is a paramount concern. We have existing security protocols in place to handle situations related to safety in our stores. We will continue to adhere closely to local, state and federal laws and the counsel of law enforcement regarding this issue."2

It's everyone's right to be able 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.

It is critical that we tell Starbucks to bar guns in its stores. These individuals who have been carrying guns into Starbucks have all the firepower of a SWAT team, and none of the law enforcement training.

Sign the petition and let Starbucks know that you want them to stand up for the safety of their customers and adopt a nationwide, gun-free policy in all Starbucks stores.

radioburning
02-09-2010, 11:38 AM
We need an online petition telling the Brady Bunch to shut their yaps.

yellowfin
02-09-2010, 11:44 AM
It would be better for Starbucks to sue the Bradys for trying to drive away their customers.

Roadrunner
02-09-2010, 11:46 AM
Is there a way we can jack the Brady's petition and thank starbucks for their patriotism?

NiteQwill
02-09-2010, 11:47 AM
It would be better for Starbucks to sue the Bradys for trying to drive away their customers.

I believe (reading in another thread) Starbucks is already giving the BC a hard time (possibly, legally) because they infringed their trademark logo while screaming and hollering about this very topic.

mattymatt
02-09-2010, 12:51 PM
Saw this on someones FB page..Is there a pro-gun Starbucks page?

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/guns_starbucks/?rc=fb_share2

These individuals who have been carrying guns into Starbucks have all the firepower of a SWAT team, and none of the law enforcement training.

.

This quote cracked me up. SWAT!? c'mon now. and none of the training? So do they know any of these UOC people? Most of the shooters I know have at least the equivalent of PD training if not more.

bigcalidave
02-09-2010, 12:59 PM
I think it's time for the PRO starbucks campaign.
Let's get the corporate office phone numbers, and start calling them. I'm sure the few bradys that have been calling are NOTHING compared to the power that calguns et all can show.

And you don't have to be an open carry advocate to call. EVERYONE should call.

Here is what I will say.

I am calling to thank you for your corporate message about guns in your stores. As a gun owner in America, I greatly respect any organization which appreciates me as a customer. Thank you for taking a stand for the 80 million of us. By the way, I will never visit a Peets coffee or California pizza kitchen again.

Hozr
02-09-2010, 1:03 PM
It's everyone's right to be able to sit in a restaurant or coffee shop with their families without intimidation or fear of guns, either concealed or openly carried.

I love the presumption that privately owned businesses are public places. The right toe refuse service to ANYONE includes you mindless sheep too.

Starbucks should have an armed only day. No gun, no coffee.

csarel
02-09-2010, 1:07 PM
Wow, so my 9mm is considered SWAT sized firepower? I wonder what they'd say if I oc'd my 1919? HAHA! Idiots!

Syntax Error
02-09-2010, 1:14 PM
Wow, so my 9mm is considered SWAT sized firepower? I wonder what they'd say if I oc'd my 1919? HAHA! Idiots!

I guess a .22 target pistol strapped to your hip is the equivalent of a police squad. :59:

PEBKAC
02-09-2010, 1:18 PM
Wow, so my 9mm is considered SWAT sized firepower? I wonder what they'd say if I oc'd my 1919? HAHA! Idiots!
Well if people were consistently OCing AR-15s, Benellis, and the like the SWAT sized comment might make sense. Currently however nobody is. :rolleyes:

God forbid someone try to OC an MA-82 or we might start getting accused of rolling up in tanks. :eek:

Steyr_223
02-09-2010, 1:48 PM
Well if people were consistently OCing AR-15s, Benellis, and the like the SWAT sized comment might make sense. Currently however nobody is. :rolleyes:

God forbid someone try to OC an MA-82 or we might start getting accused of rolling up in tanks. :eek:

When can we expect UOC of ARs, AKs, Benelli M4s and Saigas? That would be old school!


http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b164/digger48/obama/blackpanthers.jpg
http://www.californiaopencarry.org/pics/SDOC_Priceless.jpg

http://depts.washington.edu/civilr/images/bpp/wsa/black%20panthers%202-28-69.jpg

http://www.marginalrevolution.com/.a/6a00d8341c66b253ef0120a55527f7970b-pi

Steyr_223
02-09-2010, 1:51 PM
When can we expect UOC of ARs, AKs, Benelli M4s and Saigas? That would be old school!

http://courses.csusm.edu/hist347as/vc/vc40054.jpg
http://www.iveknownrivers.org/stories/vol_002/panthermania-2006-04-13/beeheadline.jpg


http://depts.washington.edu/civilr/images/bpp/wsa/black%20panthers_1969.jpg

Steyr_223
02-09-2010, 1:56 PM
Starbucks should sue the Brady's for copyright violation..

http://act.credoaction.com/images/campaigns/starbucks_guns_170_logos.gif

gun toting monkeyboy
02-09-2010, 2:01 PM
Starbucks is pro-gun? We are talking about the Seattle-based, trendier-than-thou left-wing coffee shop, right? Did I miss something? Are they really cool with people carrying guns in their shops? When did this happen? The next thing you are going to tell me is that the ACLU has taken on gun related cases...

-Mb

nicki
02-09-2010, 2:04 PM
Perhaps we tell starbucks that because of their actions that they have made starbucks the most dangerous place for:

1. Armed Robbers
2. Mass Shooters.

Perhaps we tell them that we are okay with them getting free media exposure.

Nicki

grammaton76
02-09-2010, 2:08 PM
One thing I'll point out is that Peets and CPK are actually LEO-unfriendly with their policies.

They exempt uniformed officers only. So plainclothes officers with valid CCW's are not allowed to carry in CPK or Peet's, thus placing them at risk. Eh?

This is the sort of point that your average citizen would agree is grossly unreasonable, given that LEO safety is a publicly sympathetic cause.

And requiring a plainclothes officer to identify himself as an LEO at the counter is a breach of the officer's safety. So at the very bare minimum, they shouldn't be hassling anyone who 'prints' with a concealed weapon in order to not compromise officer safety, yes?

The Brady Campaign is clearly out to get plainclothes police officers disarmed and killed.

Slightly amending this policy to exempt only plainclothes LEOs would jeopardize them, so they'd pretty much have to accept lawful CCW as well... ;)

IrishPirate
02-09-2010, 2:12 PM
Starbucks should have a "bring a gun, get free coffee" day just to piss off the Brady Bunch! In a perfect world where that wouldn't come back on us....that would be great!

yellowfin
02-09-2010, 2:16 PM
Starbucks should have a "bring a gun, get free coffee" day just to piss off the Brady Bunch! In a perfect world where that wouldn't come back on us....that would be great!A perfect world like the rest of the United States minus NYC, NJ, MD, and IL?

johnny_22
02-09-2010, 2:43 PM
I believe (reading in another thread) Starbucks is already giving the BC a hard time (possibly, legally) because they infringed their trademark logo while screaming and hollering about this very topic.


Some comics (Barry Ween) have made fun of the Starbuck's logo, were sued and lost the little revenue from their artistry. Why should Brady be special?