Skip to comments.Starbucks sticks to its guns, Colorado Freedom haters throw fit
Posted on 04/19/2010 6:58:11 AM PDT by mainestategop
Starbucks Coffee shops recently told liberalnazis and socialist moon bats throughout America to blow it out their noses when confronted over not banning firearms in its stores. Gun control activists have quietly been going door to door in major city businesses demanding that they make their stores gun free. Those that do not comply face threats of boycotts and harassment buy the gun grabbing haters.
This is an easy task in liberal cities or concerning companies run by leftists such as those in California. California Pizza Kitchen and Peet's Coffee and Tea are two companies that have changed their rules to ban guns after gun control activists disrupted business. Sadly, 2nd amendment activists were no where to be found while the left began violating constitutional liberty yet again.
Starbucks fortunately has not caved into the pressure. However Denver Brown Shirts seizing the moment (the 11th anniversary of Columbine High School shooting) To do what it does best, shrill, lie and make trouble. In the name of the 13 students murdered in a school that was already supposed to be a gun free zone, liberals protested outside Starbucks demanding that it change its policy and follow suit by forbidding its customers to carry firearms while inside. No word if criminals will show any regard the way Harris and Klebold did in 1999.
Among The protesters, Marilee Posavec, a member of the local Communist party chapter an avowed Marxist who is president of the local chapter of Million Mom March and Brady Campaign, which fights to outlaw the 2nd amendment and force Americans everywhere to be unarmed and defenseless. Mary Kershner is a nurse who also opposes the 2nd amendment Had this to say:"I used to hold a lot of meetings at Starbucks, but the idea that I might be at risk worries me. I will choose a gun-free place,"
Here's an idea, how about Columbine High school which is and always has been a gun free zone! If that doesn't work, try Venezuela or China. You'd feel right at home there.
Its not just in high schools that we see bullies in action! said Tom Mauser, a gun control advocate who is the father of a student who was killed at Columbine. (Gee, haven't learned a Dang thing haven't we?) We now have grown-up gun extremists trying to bully Starbucks into accepting behavior that most Americans consider unnecessary and dangerous!
Most Americans think owning and carrying guns for self defense is dangerous?! Well excuse me Mr Mauzer whatever, but recent polls even coming from the left wing media show that the majority of Americans are against bans on lawful use of firearms. Even if the vast majority of Americans did have the mind set of a 6 year old like you do, that doesn't mean they can have it their way. America is a Republic not a Democracy based on the dictatorship of the majority.
And speaking of Columbine, it should be noted that the two assailants violated over 16 different bans on guns. Didn't stop them from getting weapons only a member of the LAPD SWAT team can possess, Banning guns on school grounds didn't stop Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold from walking in and shooting up their classmates and as for bullying, as mentioned before it is filthy anti American smart mouths like you who are bullying Main street USA into giving up its liberty and becoming unarmed war zones vulnerable to gang bangers and terrorists!
In a related report it was mentioned that Colorado law makers have decided to indefinitely expand the instacheck program which would make it difficult for law abiding citizens to purchase guns and as one activist put it adds one more level of bureaucracy and puts the government in front of citizens. Not only this it costs 1.7 million dollars and it does not work. The Denver daily news and a few other local media outlets however disregarded this and portrayed the counter protesters and gun rights activists as harassers and hecklers. Not only that they brought up the Virginia Tech massacre as well as Columbine.
Colorado, once a bastion of American liberty has been under assault the past several decades from an influx of California residents fleeing their home states socialist anti business policies and planting roots in the Rocky mountain state. While many of them brought their businesses and hundreds and thousands of much needed jobs and development, they sadly brought with them their Marxist viewpoints which has had a negative impact on the state. Its a phenomenon known as Cali fornication. It has also had nasty effects in States such as Nebraska, Arizona and New Hampshire. I'll bring it up in a future article.
In the meantime this gun owning American will put its money in Star Bucks, a safe establishment and leave California Pizza Kitchen and the rest be. The last thing I want is to walk into a liberal pizzaria unarmed while some felon comes in to rob everyone.
I am not a big Starbucks fan or coffee drinker but good job Starbucks.
Why target Starbucks? That is a bit odd. Perhaps the treehuggers thought Starbucks would be weak prey?
Note to starbucks, conservatives have jobs and therefore more disposable income. By ignoring these idiots they are only losing a small percentage of business to the loony left fringe.
Good thing to remember!
Why target Starbucks?
Cause Starbucks used to be the coolest of the cool. With the marketing problems that they have, they have found a new method of advertising as well as a new market for their coffee.
I also suspect that no one in that organization has forgotten the three baristas who were executed in DC a few years ago.
I have bought coffee from Starbucks lately solely due to their stand on gun rights and will continue to do so.
Looks like all this does is tell gun-toting criminals where it’s safe to go ‘shopping’.
Some peaceful civil rights “lunch counter sit-ins” like were popular in the 60’s might be effective here. These companies hate negative publicity.
I wonder if Tom knows how ironic it is to have his surname associated with gun control?
You should probably re-write that mess so that people can tell what you’re talking about.
How about Cuba, Marilee? We'll even help you pack your bags.
And probably no NET loss at all. Conservatives value people who stand up for freedom and principle and I've heard any number of them (some of whom don't even like Starbucks coffee) planning to go in and buy something as a show of thanks and support since they took this stand.
Darn! You beat me to it! :-)
Starbucks knows who has money to spend. Hint: it is not the liberal whinnies.
Every FReeper and conservative should print out a small slip of paper that says something like “Starbucks is making this sale solely because they have supported the legitimate rights of citizens to patronize this establishment while armed. This purchase may be small, but it is only one of many that Starbucks will have as long as they support legal firearms rights. — Sincerely, a PAYING customer” and give one to the barista when paying for the sale. And maybe write down the amount of the sale on it.
If little pieces of paper like this started accumulating at all the Starbucks throughout the country, it would be hard evidence of the monetary gain their stand has brought them. Or the monetary loss they would incur if they banned firearms.
No big protests or obnoxious, in your face demonstrations, just thousands or millions of these little slips of paper. Starbucks, after all, is a business. If they are literally shown what they would lose if they bowed to the gun grabbers, they will side with the money.
However, without some hard evidence that those sales are in support of their gun rights stance, they won’t see it. It wouldn’t cost any FReepers anything to print out a sheet of these, cut them up and carry them in a pocket. Millions doing it nationwide would make a major difference.
While it wouldn’t require any special design, maybe some artistic FReeper could come up with something that would print out multiple ones on a standard sheet of paper, that could be cut up to something like business card size. Let’s give ‘em hard evidence that they can hold in their liberal little hands and see the amount of money they could be putting at risk. Being silent while patronizing them does nothing. It’s all lumped in with the liberals’ dollars.
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