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Starbucks is caving! No more guns allowed per Corporate policy

Posted on 09/17/2013 5:45:47 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Local News
KEYWORDS: banglist; boycott; coffee; freep; guncontrol; secondamendment; starbucks
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Add this to my list of places I will never shop again.
1 posted on 09/17/2013 5:45:48 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

“Gay rights” are a “right” yet bearing arms, which is enumerated in the Constitution, is not a right to these loons. Screw them! I am finished with Starbucks for good.


2 posted on 09/17/2013 5:47:02 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

A woman needs to call Starbucks HQ and ask if they are going to stop her, a soccer mom who is being stalked by an ex, from carrying a gun into the store. Would love to hear how they answer that.


3 posted on 09/17/2013 5:49:00 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I have never given a nickel to those NW commies.


4 posted on 09/17/2013 5:51:15 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Really, I gave up on Starbucks some time ago already.


5 posted on 09/17/2013 5:52:01 PM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

fair enough... no peet’s, now no starbucks. more $ left over to spend elsewhere and/or donate to pro-gun groups.


6 posted on 09/17/2013 5:52:09 PM PDT by leakinInTheBlueSea
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To: Red in Blue PA

How does a prissy, overpriced, little one shingle jo maker business policy trump the 2nd Amendment, and affect my gun carry rights.

oh,......it doesn’t.

Who goes to Starbucks anyway. MacDonalds has much better coffee.


7 posted on 09/17/2013 5:54:12 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Starbucks = no go zone


8 posted on 09/17/2013 5:54:19 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Red in Blue PA

Are they going to put up no gun signs, or is this just a request for people to stop the open carry demonstrations?


9 posted on 09/17/2013 5:54:39 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Red in Blue PA

No more free compost coffee grinds for me.

I have NEVER spent a dime in a SB and now I will actively encourage others to stay away.


10 posted on 09/17/2013 5:55:27 PM PDT by Dacula
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To: Red in Blue PA

Same here.


11 posted on 09/17/2013 5:57:00 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I beat you to that many years ago.

Not inclined to pay $3.50 for a cup of asphalt remover


12 posted on 09/17/2013 5:58:23 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Red in Blue PA
"Add this to my list of places I will never shop again. "

I never did like their coffee anyway.
And everything else is priced sky-high anyway.

And now it's "gun-free" which means people can be gunned down without danger to the Killer.

Happy Hunting!

13 posted on 09/17/2013 5:59:29 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: YHAOS
And now it's "gun-free" which means people can be gunned down without danger to the Killer. Happy Hunting!

Indeed. Sad to see that this comes after the massacre in the Gun Free Zone in DC yesterday. Lesson NOT learned.
14 posted on 09/17/2013 6:00:55 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA
whaddasupprise. If it weren't for the grey ponytails, Starbucks would have gone belly up years ago.
15 posted on 09/17/2013 6:02:30 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Red in Blue PA

So some nut can come in and wipe out everyone since nobody would be armed. Makes sense.


16 posted on 09/17/2013 6:03:10 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: Red in Blue PA
whaddasupprise. If it weren't for the grey ponytails, Starbucks would have gone belly up years ago.
17 posted on 09/17/2013 6:03:36 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Red in Blue PA

I don’t do Starbucks, tastes like dirt.

If you are carrying concealed and doing it correctly, then this policy shouldn’t be a problem.

If you’re printing, then you’re not doing it right.

So what’s the problem?


18 posted on 09/17/2013 6:04:28 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: Red in Blue PA
What about the drive-thru?

Honestly, if you carry, carry concealed. Concealed means concealed. If you're doing it right, nobody will know you're carrying concealed, least of all some unshaven barista named 'Topher' who's got sleeve tattoos and shower curtain rings in his ears.

Open carry is for goof-ass twits with something to prove. If your state doesn't allow concealed carry but allows open carry, that's not Starbuck's fault. Change your state laws or make coffee at home. Starbuck's is private property. Respect their wishes and breeze right past their 'NO WEAPONS ALLOWED' sign while carrying concealed. If they spot you carrying and ask you to leave, you need to leave.

There, problem solved.

19 posted on 09/17/2013 6:06:31 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Red in Blue PA

Obviously liberals yelled and screamed at corporate and conservatives did not offer support. That is my guess anyway.


20 posted on 09/17/2013 6:06:56 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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they’re not taking sides, but no guns. lol, we are so George orwell in this country.


21 posted on 09/17/2013 6:06:57 PM PDT by willywill
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To: Red in Blue PA
"Lesson NOT learned."

Gun-free zones are actually Free-Kill zones.

22 posted on 09/17/2013 6:07:03 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Red in Blue PA

Is this really a surprise? I never bought it and never went or will go there.


23 posted on 09/17/2013 6:08:04 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Can they even legally do this? What if the store is leased on government property? What if the land owner tells SB to go F themselves?


24 posted on 09/17/2013 6:09:11 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: Red in Blue PA

scalding hot coffee is a weapon. if one has intent to use it that way.


25 posted on 09/17/2013 6:09:59 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: The KG9 Kid
Open carry is for goof-ass twits with something to prove

I OC all of the time and have nothing to prove. Why should I have to hide my weapon?

You post is woefully ignorant. I can show you 20 stories of CC people getting jumped in the past year, but ZERO for OC people getting jumped.
26 posted on 09/17/2013 6:10:17 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Dunkin Donuts is better anyway.


27 posted on 09/17/2013 6:10:29 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I vowed to never buy anything from Starbucks, just after the Twin Towers fell, they “sold” tiny bottles of water to the dust covered overheated firefighters.


28 posted on 09/17/2013 6:10:56 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Red in Blue PA

You expected them not to cave?

I always find it amazing how 1 person can stop a whole school from something but a majority of people are powerless

from schools to corporate policies


29 posted on 09/17/2013 6:12:00 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Red in Blue PA

"Man, I could really go for a Starbucks, y'know?"

30 posted on 09/17/2013 6:13:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red in Blue PA
Another "gun-free" Zone.

Another target rich environment.

31 posted on 09/17/2013 6:20:24 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: SkyDancer

You don’t understand. Now that Starbucks is a gun free zone, no deranged killer would ever violate their policy. Everybody’s safe at Starbucks!


32 posted on 09/17/2013 6:20:37 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: mylife
"Dunkin Donuts is better anyway."

BUMP

33 posted on 09/17/2013 6:21:23 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

They said serve people with guns, they describe it as a expressing a preference without any enforcement.


34 posted on 09/17/2013 6:22:23 PM PDT by ansel12 ( 'I'm on That New Obama Diet... Every Day I Let Vladimir Putin Eat My Lunch' .)
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To: RitaOK

businesses can do whatever they want.....so can we....I don’t drink coffee but I do buy frappachinos for my dtr....no more....McDonalds is reasonable, and if nothing else, my dtr will make her own..


35 posted on 09/17/2013 6:26:04 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Red in Blue PA

All Starbucks stores are now way too dangerous to do business in as they have now notified the criminal underworld that their customers and employees are completely defenseless.


36 posted on 09/17/2013 6:26:35 PM PDT by lowbridge
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What? No more Starbuck with Guns?


37 posted on 09/17/2013 6:26:49 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Starbucks apparently wants their customers to be vulnerable to another sicko looking for easy pickings.

“I went to Starbucks for a shot of cappuccino, and instead I just got shot.”


38 posted on 09/17/2013 6:27:22 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

They should have written the Notice in Cursive.

That way the Bad Guys (and Gals) wouldn’t know there was a Policy change.


39 posted on 09/17/2013 6:31:31 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Democrats = Communists. RINO Republicans = Communist Sympathizers.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

So, I guess the Police can’t stop there for their Coffee Break, right?


40 posted on 09/17/2013 6:34:26 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Democrats = Communists. RINO Republicans = Communist Sympathizers.)
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But .... but.... do they have the “Gun Free Zone” sign on their door. With out that everyone is doomed!!!!!


41 posted on 09/17/2013 6:35:07 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Concealed means concealed. Unless they put metal detectors and armed guards at their stores I will continue to carry...and probably not do business there anyways.


42 posted on 09/17/2013 6:37:09 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

All the CHPs are going to have to coffee elsewhere!


43 posted on 09/17/2013 6:38:17 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Red in Blue PA
Yo, Starbucks!

You can't be neutral. "None of the above" was not one of the offered answers.

You either stand with the Constitutional Right of citizens to keep and bear arms, or you don't.

There are no half measures.

You're with us or agin' us, and you have come down on the wrong side by trying to keep our business while telling us to not bring our arms inside.

Now, I ask you, where is that firearm more secure? In its holster, on my person, or in a vehicle outside, where the thug culture could break in and then use it to shoot up your store?

I, for one, will never put you in a position to worry about that question on my account. I'll just take my business (and my personal defense weapon) elsewhere.

Stupid is as stupid does: you tried to sit on the fence and instead impaled yourselves on the post.

44 posted on 09/17/2013 6:47:07 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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Read the sheet carefully while they say they would prefer no guns they don’t disallow - this way they can tell the libbers they changed without really changing.,


45 posted on 09/17/2013 6:55:43 PM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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Did you miss the part where it says “weapons are not welcome in their store”?


46 posted on 09/17/2013 6:56:45 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I added this place to my list of never to shop at again at the first taste of overpriced burned coffee from “barrista Prima Donnas”. I always knew where my McDonald’s coffee came from, a family company called Gavina, and found it to be ten times better than Starburnts. Thank God I am not a coffee snob.


47 posted on 09/17/2013 6:57:52 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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Nope just saw the part that they weren’t to ask them to leave...


48 posted on 09/17/2013 7:01:04 PM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

And by the way I don’t frequent the place because their coffee sucks - but sometimes I go for the cakes and such...


49 posted on 09/17/2013 7:02:02 PM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: The KG9 Kid
Open carry is for goof-ass twits with something to prove

When the bad guys see you're carrying, they'll just wait until your back is turned, then hit you over the head with a chair and take your gun.

Concealed is always better.

50 posted on 09/17/2013 7:17:28 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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