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Old 09-19-2013, 02:35 PM
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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz urges customers to not bring guns to cafes

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz urges customers to not bring guns to cafes - CBS News

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Old 09-19-2013, 02:44 PM
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Starbucks stated this about a year ago too. Seems a perfectly reasonable request.

It is a bad reflection upon gun advocates that they would do what is noted in the article originally cited, and repeated below:

In the meantime, Starbucks has become a symbol for advocates of gun rights. A website now even sells products bearing an altered version of the Starbucks logo, with the siren holding up a gun in each hand with the words "I Love Guns & Coffee."
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I thought that there was already a thread on this, but maybe it was a post incorporated into another thread that I recall.

I hate this because my wife enjoys having a Black Iced Tea from there when we go by. They will get NONE of my business as long as this policy is in place.

As a CEO, he has the right to think and say whatever he pleases. If he were smart though, he would think about it long and hard before allowing his personal beliefs effect his business.

Just as he has the right to think and say what he chooses, I have the right to not do business there any longer.

He can kiss my a$$.
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:49 PM
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^You have every right to not buy from any store, for any reason.

Your last sentence is nonsensical.
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:51 PM
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I thought that there was already a thread on this, but maybe it was a post incorporated into another thread that I recall.

I hate this because my wife enjoys having a Black Iced Tea from there when we go by. They will get NONE of my business as long as this policy is in place.

As a CEO, he has the right to think and say whatever he pleases. If he were smart though, he would think about it long and hard before allowing his personal beliefs effect his business.

Just as he has the right to think and say what he chooses, I have the right to not do business there any longer.

He can kiss my a$$.
A legend in his own mind. There will be a few other businesses that you will have to boycott as the prohibition on displayed firearms (or concealed) is not uncommon in business establishments.

Did you read any of the link in the OP? Schultz made some sense IMO.

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In an interview with The Associated Press, CEO Howard Schultz said the decision to ask customers to stop bringing guns into stores came as a result of the growing frequency of "Starbucks Appreciation Days" in recent months, in which gun rights advocates turn up at Starbucks cafes with firearms.

Last month, for example, the company closed down a store in Newtown, Conn., for the day after learning that gun rights advocates planned to hold a "Starbucks Appreciation Day" at the location. The store was near the school where a gunman killed 20 children and six women.

Schultz said the events mischaracterized the company's stance on the issue and the demonstrations "have made our customers uncomfortable."

Schultz hopes people will honor the request not to bring in guns but says the company will nevertheless serve those who do.
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Even in gun & fun - loving Arizona, any business owner can post a no firearms sign or inform customers of the policy. Failure to abide is considered trespass. It would appear that Howard is reacting to the other boycotts by customers that find Starbuck's former policy too pro-firearms.
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^You have every right to not buy from any store, for any reason.

Your last sentence is nonsensical.

My despising of his contempt for my constitutional rights is non sensical?

I did indeed read his liberal writings. Not very smart for a CEO with the responsibility for making jobs for his employees. If he cared anything about them or the constitution, he would have kept his liberal trap shut.
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I think he did a good job of making sure he doesn't exclude gun people - based on his request (politely asking) people to not bring guns into a store, any reasonable person would not take exception. From what I understood, his request is specifically for open carry - not concealed carry.

Its the hard core gun people that will get offended because they want to make a political statement. And if they do boycott Starbucks, then Schultz has achieved his goal, for those people typically don't understand compromise and don't belong in a family setting anyway.
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:16 PM
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I thought that there was already a thread on this, but maybe it was a post incorporated into another thread that I recall.

I hate this because my wife enjoys having a Black Iced Tea from there when we go by. They will get NONE of my business as long as this policy is in place.

As a CEO, he has the right to think and say whatever he pleases. If he were smart though, he would think about it long and hard before allowing his personal beliefs effect his business.

Just as he has the right to think and say what he chooses, I have the right to not do business there any longer.

He can kiss my a$$.
So your wife suffers because of your petulance? Compromise and just patronize the drive-through.
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My despising of his contempt for my constitutional rights is non sensical?
So if a guy with an assault rifle strapped around his shoulder is standing infront of my house door and wants to get in, I have to let him in because it's his constitutional right?

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That woman sitting behind her laptop looks so at ease, doesn't she?
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Well, Schultz definitely did the right thing IMO. These people are looney tunes.
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Well, Schultz definitely did the right thing IMO. These people are looney tunes.
Not to mention that the guy is wearing mom jeans...
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Not to mention that the guy is wearing mom jeans...


I'm guess that's also his mom in the pic - she probably bought him the AR also.
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I hope that you realize that all the open carry parties are simple societal backlash to the petulant frenzy perpetuated by anti-gun people....push on people long enough, they push back

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