Skip to comments.By Staying Neutral in the Battle Over Gun Control is Starbucks Pro-Gun by Default? (VIDEO)
Posted on 02/22/2013 6:15:32 PM PST by EXCH54FE
On Friday, it was Gun Owners Support Starbucks Day all across Virginia, according to gun rights activist Ed Levine, the founder of Virginia Open Carry.
Levine organized the event or buycott not because the Seattle-based java giant is pro-Second Amendment, but because it has like Switzerland since 1815 remained neutral in the contentious debate over gun control.
Unlike some of its competitors, Peets Coffee for example, that have posted No Guns Allowed signs in states that permit law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms for self-defense outside the home, Starbucks has made the conscious decision to remain apolitical, to simply follow local laws.
In a statement that was issued on Wednesday, a Starbucks spokesman Zack Hutson told The Washington Post that the companys longstanding position is to comply with local laws in the communities we serve.
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Starbucks is respecting gun ownership.
That is as it should be.
Abstaining. Voting “present” so they don’t annoy either half of their customers.
I have open carried in Starbucks several times with zero problems. Wasn’t mistaken for a LEO either. It’s hard to look like an on duty LEO in shorts, flip flops and wearing a beard.
They are a bunch of leftists, by whatever
Maybe, but Starbucks supports abortion and gay marriage. That i enough for me to not support them.
I’m not a coffee person. I’d rather go with Chick-fil-A spicy chicken and waffle fries. However, I’m okay with shops that stay “neutral” on gun rights. When it comes to Starbucks though, I’m not okay with some of their other liberal positions.
Abstaining. Voting present so they dont annoy either half of their customers.
Starbucks sounds exactly like the Republicans.
The opposite of “anti”-something is not “pro”-something. For comparison, consider that the opposite of “anti-war” is not “pro-war”.