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Concealed carry laws trigger protests(OH)
thelantern.com ^ | 15 February, 2012 | Mary Posani and Jackie Storer

Posted on 02/15/2012 5:43:14 AM PST by marktwain

Guns and coffee collided Tuesday outside as Ohio State students from the group Buckeyes for Concealed Carry on Campus spent part of their Valentine's Day advocating for the right to carry a weapon on campus.

The group protested outside Starbucks on 14th Avenue and High Street in a response to a nationwide boycott against Starbucks for its neutral position on concealed carry.

The National Gun Victim's Action Council called for a nationwide boycott of Starbucks on Valentine's Day until the corporation prohibits guns in the stores.

Michael Newbern, a second-year in industrial engineering and president of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry on Campus, said Starbucks has a neutral position on concealed carry laws.

Starbucks company spokesperson wrote in an email the company follows the state law but did not say whether it is for or against concealed carry.

"At Starbucks we deeply respect the views of our customers, and recognize that there is significant and genuine passion surrounding the issue of open carry weapons laws. We comply with local laws and statues in the communities we serve. Our long-standing approach to this issue remains unchanged and we abide by the laws that permit open carry in 43 U.S. states where these laws don't exist, openly carrying weapons in our stores is prohibited," a Starbucks company spokesperson said in an email.

Newbern said the group was also protesting Ohio law and OSU's policy to carry a firearm on campus.

OSU Police Chief Paul Denton said OSU follows the state's law for concealed carry, and follows OSU employee policy and student code of conduct.

"We support the Second Amendment, that's first and foremost," Denton said.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: banglist; campus; oh; starbucks
I have not seen any stories of anti-freedom group protests.
1 posted on 02/15/2012 5:43:21 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

National Gun Victim’s Action Council= another hate group attempting to undermine the Civil Rights of Americans.

Kinda like the Democrats.


2 posted on 02/15/2012 6:17:08 AM PST by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: marktwain

When did laws become statues?


3 posted on 02/15/2012 6:25:11 AM PST by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: marktwain
"The National Gun Victim's Action Council"

Do they not realize that some of these victims would not be victims if they had treated their own safety as a personal responsibility? Maybe learn how to safely use a firearm? The truth is they need and want victims to justify their existence.

4 posted on 02/15/2012 6:30:32 AM PST by Niteranger68 (When voting, if you are not willing to work in the kitchen, order from the menu.)
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