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Guess Who The Left Hates Now? Starbucks

August 22, 2013 by  

A gun control group has found an unlikely target in its ongoing campaign to strip Americans of their Constitutional powers.

Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America – the same group that ran a series of irresponsible 2nd Amendment attack ads featuring photos combining children, classrooms and firearms earlier this year – is organizing a Nationwide boycott of everyone’s favorite coffee stop this Saturday.

The boycott is intended to goad the Seattle-based coffee chain into revering its standing policy of following the law of the land. In other words, the group wants Starbucks to ban customers from carrying guns in its stores, even in States that permit open carry.

Dubbed “Skip Starbucks Saturday,” the boycott also urges would-be gun grabbers to sign a petition asking Starbucks to change its policy, and to donate the money they’d otherwise spend on coffee this Saturday to advance the organization’s mission.

From the boycott web page:

Did you know that when you walk into a Starbucks in most states, you could be standing next to someone carrying a loaded weapon? Starbucks allows people to bring guns inside their stores where state open carry laws allow it.

According to Starbucks, this policy is in place because, “We comply with local laws and statutes in the communities we serve.” But the company has put the health and safety of its customers first before. Most recently, Starbucks banned smoking within 25 feet of its storefronts—even where local laws would permit smoking. The company also bans firearms from its corporate offices and prohibits its employees from carrying guns into Starbucks stores.

Help us tell Starbucks it’s time for gun sense.

Starbucks can do as it wants, and likely isn’t interested in becoming an object of veneration or revulsion on either side of the gun debate. But that hasn’t stopped Constitutionalists from staging their own Starbucks appreciation events in recent weeks, with 2nd Amendment advocates organizing their own open-carry group visits to store locations across the country as a show of thanks for the company’s follow-the-law policy on firearms.

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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