September 18, 2013

Respectful Request to Gun Owners

1 Don't Take Your Gun to Starbucks but You Can

Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO, is asking you to pretty please leave your guns out of Starbucks, but the company isn't banning guns in states that allow open carry. It's starting to sound a bit like Johnny Cash's song, "Don't Take Your Guns to Town." Schultz says that advocates on both sides of the gun debate have been using Starbucks as a staging ground, but the company is "not pro- or anti-gun." However, Schultz doesn't appreciate the recent “Starbucks Appreciation Days” staged by gun owners, and he hopes that they will abide by his "respectful request" to leave guns out of Starbucks. In his open letter, Schultz writes, "The presence of a weapon in our stores is unsettling and upsetting for many of our customers." Are you going to leave your gun at home when you go out for that espresso?

More at Starbucks | Hat tip to CNN | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Starbucks Removes Tall Option from Menu

Tags: Starbucks Appreciation Days, Howard Schultz, Open Carry Coffee Cafes, Cafes Allow Guns, Open Carry Laws, Starbucks Gun Debate, Don't Take Guns Starbucks

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