Guess Who The Left Hates Now? Starbucks

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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.

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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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  • Stuart Shepherd

    I guess these morons would feel better if legal concealed gun carriers left their guns right outside the door to Starbucks on their way in!! Then they’d be SO much safer!! They could have a gun rack right out on the street so REAL criminals could know exactly where they are- and I think Starbucks would be an excellent target to come in a rob all the customers and even the store itself!! What complete morons!!!

  • Carl Stevenson

    I don’t normally go to Starbucks, but I think I’ll take the wife there this Saturday, with both of us carrying, and make a point to tell the manager we’re there to support them because they support our rights.

    • Elevenarrows

      According to the article, they only support your rights as long as you don’t work at their corporate offices. Not sure that is genuine support of our second amendment rights. Don’t get me wrong, I think the organization organizing the boycott is ridiculous, but I’m not ready to jump on the bandwagon that Starbucks is supporting the 2nd amendment.

  • Dcp5674

    Moms demand action for nonsense? Or something like that. Gotta be a Bloomberg backed organization. When will people understand gun owners are the most careful, caring, rational people in the US? Virginia eases gun laws and crime drops like a rock. Chicago has the toughest gun laws in the country and the highest murder rate/crime rate in the country. Yet low information people let emotion over ride common sense. And of course the progs love it. They want nothing more than to disarm Americans so when they go to takeover, there is no defense. Where is it safe? Nowhere in America, that’s for sure. God help our poor country, and protect us from idiots who think they know better than we do.

    • Andy44

      Well stated. I’ll be heading to Starbucks on Saturday for sure!

    • chocopot

      “Yet low information people let emotion over ride common sense.”

      They’ve been lied to by the politicians and the media so much and for so long they have no clue as to facts and truth. And on the rare occasion when someone tells them the truth and gives them the facts, they are so indoctrinated they think THAT is the lie!

  • herdzcatz

    I’ll be at Starbucks on Saturday. I may splurge and buy another one for the road.

  • Alan

    So what’s the big deal with these people? What’s the difference between standing next to someone with a concealed firearm at the local coffee shop vs standing next to them at the bus stop or anywhere else in their daily activities. So often I’ve been called paranoid for my stance on this issue but it seems to me it’s the progressives that are the most paranoid participants in our society.

    • http://www.OlGreyGhost.Blogspot.com/ Ol’ Grey Ghost

      “YOU GUN NUTS ARE ALL A BUNCH OF COWARDS!”

      http://olgreyghost.blogspot.com/2013/06/you-gun-nuts-are-all-bunch-of-cowards.html

      Read before responding…

      • Jerry Morris

        WE’RE COWARDS?????
        It’s you anti-gun folks that are afraid of the sight of a holstered side arm.
        Do you get your shorts in a wad when see a law enforcement officer? They all carry openly too.

        • Alan

          Go easy Jerry. Read Ol’ Grey’s posting before you take him seriously.

          • http://www.OlGreyGhost.Blogspot.com/ Ol’ Grey Ghost

            It seems Jerry didn’t follow the simple instructions…;)

          • Alan

            Yep, some of us are too quick on the ol’ trigger finger….lol!

      • Alan

        Lol…..then I must be the biggest coward of them all Ol’ Grey! Thanks for that. I’ve been shot twice in my life, once in the shoulder with a clean through exit wound and the other in the face with a .38 caliber chunk of lead that damn near killed me but I still don’t fear firearms. Those who do are the true weaklings in our society. have a great day my friend.

        • http://www.OlGreyGhost.Blogspot.com/ Ol’ Grey Ghost

          I’ve had a .22 Short bounce off my leg once, but the crater it left in my shin bone can still be seen on X-rays to this day. My return fire struck the suspect on his crown. I thought it was a fair exchange. He’s still serving time for Aggravated Kidnapping and Attempted Capital Murder. Crime doesn’t pay well enough for some…

          • Alan

            Ouch! Bet that beat getting kicked in the shin by a bit, didn’t it. I still carry the .38 slug in my neck. It’s lodged up against the artery where they weren’t comfortable trying to remove it. Sadly my assailants were never caught.

    • sootsme

      Good point. Hereabouts, a local cop told my son that approximately 40 to 50% of adult men carry firearms. I love this country…

      • Alan

        Thanks sootsme. Now try to imagine a country where nobody but the bad guys are carrying firearms. Scary thought if you ask me.

        • sootsme

          You mean like England & all around Europe? Yeah, that’s working out great for them, isn’t it?

          • Alan

            Exactly! We have the God given right to defend ourselves. When push comes to shove I want to be the best equipped I can be to overcome the obstacle in my path.

  • rbrooks

    the 2nd amendment is no longer the law of the land. we need a special license.

    • CommonSense4America

      The Second Amendment is still the law of the land. You are just being illegally infringed upon.

      • M16

        CommonSense 4America,Nobody’s taken any of my guns yet,and I drink alot of Starbuck Coffee!!!!!!!!

  • wandamurline

    Haven’t drank a Starbucks in over five years because of their homosexual activity; however, I may have to purchase one on Saturday just to show the gun control freaks that they are wrong and we are right….the Second Amendment is alive and well, along with the First.

  • dave

    Don’t usually do starbucks, but I think this saturday the wife and I will have to make several stops there, to have a coffee and make sure the manager knows whywe are there!

    • Chris

      Starbucks Has Good Coffee!!!!!!My Wife and I go to Starbucks every other day!!

  • Lizard

    Lets buy all starbucks we can drink … Ho cares if we stay awake 3 days

  • Debbie

    Think I feel a coffee break coming on. STAND UP, No longer door mat.

  • justus brother

    Haven’t been to a Starbuck’s in a while I guess saturday would be a good day to go.

  • ibn insha

    I am glad some people are carrying guns. In case of a crime against me I can rely on these people to help me but police would arrive, after the fact, just to clean up.