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(Poll) Should Starbucks allow guns in stores in states where it is legal?
Baltimore Sun ^

Posted on 09/19/2013 1:09:46 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

Hit it hard......its still early.

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KEYWORDS: banglist; freep; freepthispoll; guncontrol; poll; secondamendment
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1 posted on 09/19/2013 1:09:46 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Freeped


2 posted on 09/19/2013 1:11:14 PM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: Red in Blue PA

i have so done thar matey ARRRRGH

Yes (39 responses) 66%

No (18 responses) 31%

Not sure (2 responses)
3%


3 posted on 09/19/2013 1:11:46 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Red in Blue PA

53 Votes Yes
19 Votes NO


4 posted on 09/19/2013 1:14:11 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: dynachrome

Poll to Freep.


5 posted on 09/19/2013 1:14:48 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

My question is what conservative would want to subsidize that Leftist outfit with their business anyway?


6 posted on 09/19/2013 1:16:14 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: MrEdd

Hell...Starbucks should sell guns with their coffee...


7 posted on 09/19/2013 1:16:37 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Voted most definitely, absolutely, why the Hell not. 104 yes, 20 no.


8 posted on 09/19/2013 1:16:51 PM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Starbucks should do what they want. They lost my business based on their stance on guns and gay marriage.

They should stick to making faggity ass caramel lattes for 100 lb, 6’ 4”, tattoo covered, anti American, metrosexual doucebags.


9 posted on 09/19/2013 1:18:12 PM PDT by albie
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To: Red in Blue PA

84 % of us said YES!

Guess they will pull this one too!


10 posted on 09/19/2013 1:18:20 PM PDT by ZULU (Barack Hussein Obama is the Lord of Misrule)
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To: albie

:)


11 posted on 09/19/2013 1:19:31 PM PDT by ZULU (Barack Hussein Obama is the Lord of Misrule)
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To: Red in Blue PA

As much as I dislike the policy, it is their store, they can run it as they wish.

I will never darken their doors again because of that very policy.


12 posted on 09/19/2013 1:19:57 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Red in Blue PA

What I don’t understand is where guns are off-limits in a private business like Starbucks and you are a licensed CC, how would they know you had a handgu on your person? Sounds like a big non-issue to me.


13 posted on 09/19/2013 1:21:05 PM PDT by yetidog
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To: Red in Blue PA

FReeped.


14 posted on 09/19/2013 1:23:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statemeYup. My first thought as wt of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The real poll is how much revenue they loose after taking this stand.


15 posted on 09/19/2013 1:24:10 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: MeshugeMikey

ARRRRGH...I’ve heard Metamucil will help you, matey.


16 posted on 09/19/2013 1:24:32 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: fwdude

“My question is what conservative would want to subsidize that Leftist outfit with their business anyway?”

Their CEO blatantly stated that if we do not believe in faggots marrying...don’t go to Starbucks. That won ‘t stop me. I’ll bring a sh*tload of shotguns to clean there..


17 posted on 09/19/2013 1:24:33 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Red in Blue PA

No doubt he is a leftist trash pile working to discredit FR.


18 posted on 09/19/2013 1:24:45 PM PDT by stockpirate (My great, great, great, great, grandfather fought in the Revolution, stand up patriots......)
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To: Red in Blue PA

4:25pm...

Starbucks policy on guns [Poll]

Should Starbucks allow patrons to carry guns in its stores in states where it is legal?

Yes (191 responses)

89%

No (22 responses)

10%

Not sure (2 responses)

1%

215 total responses

(Results not scientific)


19 posted on 09/19/2013 1:24:50 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: svcw
they can run it as they wish

I agree. The other thing is we should respect that right. It's an individual decision whether to buy their mud. Making that decision is based on lots of things, and for a percentage of people their gun policy will be a factor.

They're in a position such that whatever their decision it'll cause anger from someone.

20 posted on 09/19/2013 1:25:04 PM PDT by grania
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To: svcw

If they don’t post it on the door, in Indiana, one can carry. Open or concealed.

It’s their crappy, overpriced lacquer thinner they sell that keeps me out of their establishments.

Might just have to holster up and go in for a bran muffin someday though


21 posted on 09/19/2013 1:28:09 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Red in Blue PA
I'd love to join in the chorus of Starbucks haters..but...today on my customary stop I received my third free tall coffee in as many days, two at the same location. On one visit I was forced to wait about 45 seconds whilst a sever had a phone chat and she cheerily declined my payment as she bid me adieu; then I was in a drive thru and waited in line maybe 3 minutes and I was handed my cup, thanked and waved off; today I got my 10th order free per usual at a different location.

And besides, if you think about it, their bigwig is tossing out platitudes to assuage lefty pressure throwing them only the tiniest of bones, even as he's winking at customers packing the heat. Viva la Starbucks.

22 posted on 09/19/2013 1:28:27 PM PDT by Dysart (Being nuts has its advantages...and the machete doesn't hurt, either.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yes (244 responses)

91%

No (23 responses)

9%

Not sure (2 responses)

1%


23 posted on 09/19/2013 1:28:28 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: RS_Rider

Indeed. I had a gold card and limed going 5here for a treat. Alas, I will not spend another dime in their store. Or on their kcups, Tazo iced tea or whatever else they make.

I am done.


24 posted on 09/19/2013 1:28:32 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

What’s a starbucks?

Yes (228 responses)
90%

No (23 responses)
9%

Not sure (2 responses)
1%

253 total responses


25 posted on 09/19/2013 1:28:33 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yes (281 responses)
91%

No (25 responses)
8%

Not sure (2 responses)
1%

308 total responses


26 posted on 09/19/2013 1:32:48 PM PDT by Gator113 (The mighty Bear ate the cowardly rat. Obama must resign.)
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To: albie
They should stick to making faggity ass caramel lattes for 100 lb, 6’ 4”, tattoo covered, anti American, metrosexual douchebags.

Standard startup issue is at least one douchebag per new store.

They function like duck decoys and soon there is an entire flock of them.


27 posted on 09/19/2013 1:35:38 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

It’s their business so if they say no, then it is no.

Just the same as if a wedding photographer has the right to say NO to photographing a gay wedding.

What? They don’t have that right?

Never mind.


28 posted on 09/19/2013 1:37:14 PM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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To: Red in Blue PA

It’s their business
They have the 1A right to associate (or not) with whomever they want.

I can count on one hand the number of times I was in SB. I would have to be dying from caffeine withdrawal to go there again.


29 posted on 09/19/2013 1:37:52 PM PDT by MrNJ
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Hell...Starbucks should sell guns with their coffee...

Well they do sell gunpowder Chinese tea, IIRC.

30 posted on 09/19/2013 1:38:02 PM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Starbucks is probably under a lot of pressure right now from Obama , so the shareholders are screaming. I don’t agree, but I think the letter was respectful and people should in general observe it. I didn’t get the impression that they were putting up metal detectors at the doors.

They’ve been pretty good on this, but the government is very powerful - never more so in my entire long lifetime - and what it can’t do legally to destroy their business, it will do through the press.


31 posted on 09/19/2013 1:39:39 PM PDT by livius
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To: svcw
As much as I dislike the policy, it is their store, they can run it as they wish.

Can they really? In a conceal carry state, on what basis could they prevent someone from entering the store? Starbucks shouldn't be allowed to impose their own laws. Can they decide to discriminate on the basis of race or sex?

32 posted on 09/19/2013 1:40:47 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Red in Blue PA

baltimore sun must be freaking... 91 % the liberals will have a cow... but then in maryland... it is a moot point.

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33 posted on 09/19/2013 1:41:16 PM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: fwdude

I don’t patronize Starbuck’s. I do believe that if you’re doing business in a state you should have no problem abiding by the law of that state that allows for concealed carry, I don’t have a problem with open carry although I wouldn’t put a target on MY back. I work at not being in a gun free zone.


34 posted on 09/19/2013 1:42:04 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This could be a non-issue, but some want to prove a point. Open carry arouses fear in many folks, like it or not.
If you think OC will eventually deaden their fear, forget it.
Their fear is being reinforced from all sides.

Carry concealed, issue goes away.


35 posted on 09/19/2013 1:45:28 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Red in Blue PA
They are a private business and can set their own rules, no matter how stupid.
But I have to ask, what is it (besides their horrible overpriced coffee) that would make me a dangerous person inside but not while carrying legally outside.

36 posted on 09/19/2013 1:46:11 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: duffee
I work at not being in a gun free zone.

Ditto, same here.

37 posted on 09/19/2013 1:51:53 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

No shirt, no shoes, no service. All businesses should have the right to service whom they wish. Just as the bakery that didn’t want to make a cake for a same sex couple. You can’t bring anything but a clear ziplock baggie now days to an NFL game. That said, I’ve never set foot inside a Starbucks and don’t have any intention of ever doing so.


38 posted on 09/19/2013 1:54:43 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: kabar

In AZ there are signs that say “no weapons”.
Yes, they can make to policy and you don’t have to go their.


39 posted on 09/19/2013 1:55:01 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: svcw

Maybe leave a bullet in the tip jar?


40 posted on 09/19/2013 2:09:52 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Their business, they are allowed to request. I see nothing wrong with it.


41 posted on 09/19/2013 2:10:00 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (The Presidency is broken.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Starbucks can make any policy they want, if they wish to ban guns in there stores they can, but they should expect a drop in customers...


42 posted on 09/19/2013 2:11:20 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

.Starbucks should sell guns with their coffee...”

Bought two black mugs shaped just like a gun at a fundraiser recently. Really cool. Maybe Starbucks could sell them??


43 posted on 09/19/2013 2:22:25 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Farnsworth

Me, too.

529 total now - 92% say yes!

Made my head hurt though just to glance through their idiotic headlines.


44 posted on 09/19/2013 2:23:43 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Poll is FReeped ... Funny thing, my daughter just got a job at Starbucks on Tuesday. She's pro 2a and shoots with me regularly. She already knows that I don't go/won't go to Starbucks and it has nothing to do with guns. It has to do with libs that hang out there and are willing to spend outrageous amounts of money on coffee. I do like coffee, but not so much to waste money.

As for our local Starbucks, I haven't heard it is an issue to carry.

45 posted on 09/19/2013 2:32:59 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: fwdude

My question is what conservative would want to subsidize that Leftist outfit with their business anyway?

They serve bad coffee and bad politics, two excellent reasons not to patronize them. With all of the outlets to purchase coffee, why would anyone choose to patronize one that is so vocally in opposition to their beliefs?


46 posted on 09/19/2013 2:42:52 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Red in Blue PA; 2ndDivisionVet; 45semi; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; ...
Thanks to MrEdd for the ping!

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47 posted on 09/19/2013 2:49:14 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yes (603 responses)
92%

No (50 responses)
8%

Not sure (3 responses)
0%

656 total responses


48 posted on 09/19/2013 2:56:38 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yes (619 responses)92%

No (53 responses)8%

Not sure (3 responses)0%

675 total responses


49 posted on 09/19/2013 3:01:39 PM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’m probably on the wrong side of this with most of you - it’s their business, they own it so they make the rules. If I don’t like their rule, I don’t have to go in there.

I have a relative that gives me gift cards to Starbucks and when I’m in that area, I use their drive-through and get a café latte.

I just think business owners should be able to run their business.


50 posted on 09/19/2013 3:20:37 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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