This is a discussion on Starbucks responds within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Toorop Please explain it to me. What attire is appropriate to exercise your rights? How is carrying a rifle different then a ...
Simply go into starbucks as you usually would. Discretely carrying and purchase your coffee, be sure to tell the baristas and or manager why you are there providing your support that day and thank them for supporting the US Constitution and a free persons right to bear arms. Tip well and go on about your day.
Flaunting it with an AR-15 or Remington 870 hanging off your back will impact the general public more negatively than being a quiet, humble, grateful firearm owner. I can seriously equate it to the homosexual crowd who feels the need to flaunt their gayness in public to show the world they are gay, instead of just going about their business as they usually do. There is no reason for it and it only continues to develop the negative stereotype people have about them. So do what you want to do.
Just my opinion on the matter, but do what you want.... it is a free country and you have the right and freedom to make a donkey of yourself in public. Even if it makes the rest of us look bad.
BDU styled vests, boots, thigh rigs, bug out gear, AR15s? Sounds like they just need to wear some shemaghs, Wiley X goggles, kneepads, and a tactical katana to complete the ensemble.
These types of buffoons are exactly the type of people the media latches onto when mentioning open carry. They never talk about guys like me, who wear their day to day wardrobe, taking the kids to Walmart to do some shopping, while carrying a handgun on their hip. That is, if the cameraman can even get them on video. Those commando types have ninja powers, you see, and it's next to impossible to get them on video.
Please advise your friends to not go into Starbucks, or anywhere, looking like Blackwater rejects. Rifle/shotgun OC is seldom a good idea. Perhaps they would consider wearing business suits if they cannot be dissuaded. Unless they're Israeli soldiers going for ice cream...
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Take your better-half, and buy one cup of coffee, and split it!
Can't get any more romantic for Valentines Day than that. Well, on second thought, I guess you could, but OH well.
Makes sense, and besides, as Samuel Clemens said, "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything"
Damn polititians should try that sometime.
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It's a huge business and anything they say/do can have a huge effect on that business.
I go to Starbucks on the way to my shooting range. My buddy and I carry concealed. There are no anti-weapon signs. We sip our coffee and talk and eat a roll or something. Nobody bothers us and we don't bother anybody.
I confess I am NOT a fan of open carry. To me, it's completely and totally unnecessarily provocative. And I just don't get it.
If I owned a business, as pro-gun as I am, I would feel nervous having people in my establishment flashing guns. Anti-gun people and just normal folks who aren't particularly comfortable around firearms would conceivably be scared off.
As I said, I don't get open carry.
What the heck is the point???
Or were you referring to "Flashing" while carrying a gun! That would be even worse!
I don't open carry and have never been to a Starbucks as I don't drink coffee or anything they sell. I do CCW to several other places that serve Sweet Tea at Lunch time when I drink a caffeen drink.
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