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Boycott of Starbucks to launch on Valentine's Day: End "open carry" gun policy
FORUSA.org ^ | January 25, 2012 | Sheun VT Pearce

Posted on 01/26/2012 6:48:10 AM PST by Daffynition

CHICAGO, IL.: A nationwide boycott of Starbucks stores and its products will be launched on Valentine’s Day 2012. Its goal is to eliminate the risk of guns in public places and ultimately to bring sane gun laws to the U.S.

This boycott is being called by the National Gun Victim’s Action Council (NGAC), a network of representatives of 14 million gun victims, the faith community — including the Episcopal Peace Fellowship, United Church of Christ, Fellowship of Reconciliation — and secular groups working to reduce gun violence and many of the organizations that support passing sane gun laws.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Society
KEYWORDS: 2a; banglist; ccw; progun

1 posted on 01/26/2012 6:48:13 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

I’ll have to make sure I spend a little extra that day at my local Starbucks, to make up for the girlcott... I mean “boycott.”


2 posted on 01/26/2012 6:49:56 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Daffynition

It’s just a matter of time, they’ll cave. But it makes me want to go out and stop for coffee....

“Starbucks allowing guns to be carried in thousands of their stores significantly increases everyone’s risk of being a victim of gun violence,” says Elliot Fineman, C.E.O. of the NGAC. “Open and conceal and carry are among the reasons there are 12,000 gun homicides each year in the U.S. If we had England’s gun laws we would expect 375 gun homicides each year — 97% less than we have. England’s gun laws are based on protecting public safety, ours on maximizing sales for the gun industry.” (Non-Sane Gun Laws)


3 posted on 01/26/2012 6:51:08 AM PST by Daffynition (When I was a chiId was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it)
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To: Daffynition
National Gun Victim’s Action Council (NGAC)

Which "victim" are they talking about and why isn't he or she mentioned in their acronym?

Damn publik skools.

4 posted on 01/26/2012 6:58:13 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (For the first time in my adult life, I am ashamed of an American president.)
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To: Daffynition; fabian

Wow, I’m surprised at Starbucks, I’ll have to go there more often...


5 posted on 01/26/2012 7:06:16 AM PST by abigail2
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To: Oberon

There are not a lot of Starbucks here in Kentucky. I used to hit them all the time in Seattle.

Fortunately this girlcot thing caused me to google it and it turns out there is one not far from where I work. Every day before work, I’m showing up.

Don’t forget: Don’t just buy something. Tell them why you are there and TIP BIG! Make it personal.


6 posted on 01/26/2012 7:07:37 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Daffynition

“The United Kingdom has one of the lowest rates of gun homicides in the world, and did so even before strict gun control legislation came into force”

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Gun_politics_in_the_United_Kingdom

Gun homicides in England were low before their strict gun laws. So did the gun laws really have any effect on them?


7 posted on 01/26/2012 7:08:09 AM PST by MulberryDraw (Anyone see the democrat budget yet?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
This is what we are up against; this NGAC group sounds more rabid than the Brady bunch:

Background

Far from being the socially conscious company they claim to be, Starbucks’ actions reveal they vigorously support the NRA’s lethal Pro-Gun Agenda. This agenda is significantly increasing everyone’s risk of being a gun violence victim and is responsible for the epidemic of gun violence in the U.S. If we had England’s sane gun laws we would expect 375 gun homicides per year—we have 12,000.

Why

Because the NRA’s Pro-Gun Agenda that Starbucks supports prevents sane gun laws from being passed. For example:

  • Criminals and people with mental illness, who cannot legally buy guns, can purchase them at gun shows (or on-line as a private sale) where background checks are not required.
  • Known terrorists on the terrorist watch list can legally buy guns.
  • Laws that would make it harder for criminals to buy guns are blocked by the NRA to protect sales to the criminal market (accounts for 25% of annual gun sales).
  • Guns are not registered, gun owners are not licensed and guns do not carry insurance.

The Goal of the NRA’s Pro-Gun Agenda

To maximize gun sales, the NRA’s goal is that guns be carried any place, any time, by anyone. It is advancing unchecked and with Starbucks stamp of approval. This is significantly increasing everyone’s risk of being a victim of gun violence. See Your Increasing Risk of Being a Victim of Gun Violence.

Starbucks Exposes Its Commitment to the NRA’s Pro-Gun Agenda

Starbucks commitment to the NRA’s Pro-Gun Agenda was exposed last year when members of the open carry movement began meeting in popular chains e.g., California Pizza Kitchen, Peets, IKEA, Disney and Starbucks (to name a few), openly carrying their handguns and assault rifles.

To protect their customers and employees, all of these chains—except Starbucks—banned guns from their stores. The Brady Campaign presented a petition to Starbucks with thousands of signatures asking they ban guns from their stores. The issue was raised at a shareholders meeting and directly with the Starbucks Board. Peaceful protests were held at Starbucks stores in many states.

Starbucks Board was given a report showing that many of the people who open carry guns have violent histories, are dangerous and had used their guns to commit murders and brutal assaults. (See Should these Hoosiers have been allowed to carry a gun in public?)

Starbucks could have used this report as a face saving way to reverse their policy allowing guns to be carried in their stores. They did not. (Note: 43 states allow open carry, 49 conceal and carry.)

Starbucks refused to change their policy despite the fact they have the legal right to ban guns— just as they have the legal right to require people to wear clothes.

Final Comment

That Starbucks has not changed its gun policy clearly exposes their strong commitment and support of the NRA’s lethal Pro-Gun Agenda. Starbucks embrace of open carry has allowed the open carry movement to thrive. Starbucks, they claim, is “proof” open carry is reasonable.

The Starbucks boycott will be launched on Valentine’s Day 2012.
It will not end until Starbucks rejects the NRA’s Pro-Gun Agenda by banning all guns from their stores and becoming an aggressive advocate for sane gun laws.


8 posted on 01/26/2012 7:18:17 AM PST by Daffynition (When I was a chiId was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it)
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To: Daffynition

All those who support the 2nd Amendment should give Starbucks gift cards for Valentine’s Day.


9 posted on 01/26/2012 7:19:55 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Oberon

10 posted on 01/26/2012 7:21:13 AM PST by Daffynition (When I was a chiId was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it)
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To: Daffynition
Starbucks allowing guns to be carried in thousands of their stores significantly increasesdecreases everyone’s risk of being a victim of gun violence

There. Fixed it.

11 posted on 01/26/2012 7:26:02 AM PST by aposiopetic
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To: All

I carry concealed properly, stay armed and avoid all controversy while I order my house coffee.

Open carry did not help these folks nor did SWAT training for at least one of them.

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/78088192.html

You don’t want to get mistaken as plain clothes officers when some leftist nutbag comes in to make a point. You want to be the guy he is NOT focused on.


12 posted on 01/26/2012 7:27:16 AM PST by Molon Labbie (End the War On Drugs, Restore the Constitution.)
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To: Daffynition

Which one trumps the other...pro guns or pro same-sex marriage? Apparently Starbucks supports both...which I thought impossible, because liberals hate guns??!!


13 posted on 01/26/2012 7:29:13 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: jimmango
If we had England’s sane gun laws
If you want England's gun laws, then MOVE to England! Idiots.
14 posted on 01/26/2012 7:31:51 AM PST by jimmango
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To: aposiopetic
Someone should tell Mrs. Granville.
15 posted on 01/26/2012 7:32:35 AM PST by Daffynition (When I was a chiId was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it)
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To: stuartcr
The Brady bunch has a petition going....

http://www.bradycampaign.org/starbucks/

16 posted on 01/26/2012 7:35:20 AM PST by Daffynition (When I was a chiId was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it)
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To: Daffynition

Those folks are messed up.


17 posted on 01/26/2012 7:56:57 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: Daffynition
When are those F’ers ever going to understand. The laws only affect you and me, the law abiding citizen. Criminals don't give a crap about any law printed on paper. That's why we carry in the first place. Its not so much about protecting us from the King of England (or obummer), but from the evil minded around us with harm as their intent.

45 ACP, because shooting twice is just silly.

18 posted on 01/26/2012 8:06:33 AM PST by enraged
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To: Daffynition

The devil is in these details...actually the truth is when more people cannot be victims and are armed, the criminals are neutered! Fact!


19 posted on 01/26/2012 8:34:49 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: Daffynition

There were 636 homicides in England last year.

Is NGAC on crack?


20 posted on 01/26/2012 8:48:47 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: stuartcr
May I add...this NGAC group too. :(

God Bless all the pro-gun groups who fight endlessly on all fronts to maintain our natural rights!


21 posted on 01/26/2012 9:56:34 AM PST by Daffynition (When I was a chiId was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it)
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To: fabian

Laws against gun ownership will only stop the law abiding citizens who don’t break the law from being able to acquire one for self-defense.

Cops are merely janitors.

If the police do not stop crimes from being committed and the law-makers don’t want you to defend yourself with a firearm, what are they suggesting you do instead? The police cannot be everywhere all the time.

I have yet to hear a lawmaker opposed to gun ownership answer that question.


22 posted on 01/26/2012 10:02:55 AM PST by Daffynition (When I was a chiId was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it)
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To: Daffynition

Great, but Starbucks also supports this ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2837634/posts


23 posted on 01/26/2012 10:04:04 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
National Gun Victim’s Action Council (NGAC)

Probably accurate - an astroturf front, they may only have one (for now, before they membership implodes to leave just the organisers)

24 posted on 01/26/2012 10:05:18 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (Whatever happened to that Amy Summerland sailing chick?)
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To: Daffynition
Known terrorists on the terrorist watch list can legally buy guns.

There are no known terrorists on the terrorist watch list.

25 posted on 01/26/2012 10:08:05 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (Whatever happened to that Amy Summerland sailing chick?)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
Gun crime by state stats: http://www.statemaster.com/graph/cri_gun_vio_gun-crime-gun-violence

Currently, Illinois is the only state the does not allow conceal carry permits. They rank #2 out of all 50 states with the second most gun crimes, just below Louisiana.

I'm hoping and praying for a nationwide reciprocal CCW.

26 posted on 01/26/2012 10:08:41 AM PST by Daffynition (When I was a chiId was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Sad. I wonder what %age of their customer base is homosexual?


27 posted on 01/26/2012 10:15:31 AM PST by Daffynition (When I was a chiId was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it)
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To: Daffynition

yes, I say to hell with the stupid lawyers and laws that try to steal our God given rights! I will not be a victim...I could care less what the supposed law says...which is really just illegal regulations put up by weak lawmakers.


28 posted on 01/26/2012 12:58:54 PM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: fabian

These idiots forget that their right to promote their girlcot ends when they successfully ban guns. The first ammendment is protected by the second ammendment!


29 posted on 01/26/2012 6:00:25 PM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Well, at least they got the guns thing right.

I don’t speak Starbuckian, but all my coworkers do. When we go out for lunch they always have to make a stop for their vente-cafe-mocha-latte-carmel-frappachino-green tea-extra shot-with a whip-whatevers on the way back to the office. The guy at the drive-thru window was pretty much hitting on our designated driver today, it was pretty funny. He is a total gun-freak homophobe and the passengers all had a good laugh on the drive back to the office.


30 posted on 01/26/2012 9:28:14 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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