February 12th, 2010 12:39 PM
Poll Should Starbuck Allow Guns In Their Stores???
Group lobbies to ban guns from Starbucks | NorthWest Cable News | Business News
by ERIC WILKINSON / KING 5 News
Posted on February 11, 2010 at 12:06 PM
Updated yesterday at 5:42 PM
SEATTLE - The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is launching a petition campaign to convince coffee giant Starbucks to ban guns in its stores across the country.
"We urge Starbucks to respect the rights of the vast majority of its customers, who seek to take their families into its stores without facing the intimidating presence of openly carried guns,” said Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign.
Two weeks ago, after gun enthusiasts began targeting California restaurants for meetings, carrying their handguns out in the open, executives with Peet’s Coffee and Tea and California Pizza Kitchen announced they would exercise their private property right to prohibit the “open carry” of guns in retail locations. Concerned citizens in California started urging a third chain, Starbucks, to similarly prohibit the “open carry” of firearms in its retail establishments, but Starbucks rebuffed their requests, according to the Brady Campaign.
Meantime, gun advocates are urging gun owners to frequent Starbucks stores and carry their weapons if they so please. John Pierce, co-founder of OpenCarry.org, says he applauds the company's policy to serve all lawful gun carriers worldwide.
"It is refreshing to see yet one more company not requiring law abiding gun owners to go to the back of the bus," says Pierce. “Importantly, Starbucks joins most American corporations in deciding not to discriminate against lawful gun carriers.”
Starbucks has responded only with a written statement saying, "The safety of our customers and partners is a paramount concern. We have existing security protocols in place to handle situations related to safety in our stores. We will continue to adhere closely to local, state and federal laws and the counsel of law enforcement regarding this issue."
If you hit the reload you can vote multiple times!!!!
Last edited by 007BondJames; February 12th, 2010 at 03:37 PM.
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February 12th, 2010 01:38 PM
the Brady Bunch
a gunman killed 4 officers sitting in a coffee shop, it wouldn't have mattered if they posted signs or had a corporate policy saying you can't bring your gun in here
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If loose gun laws are good for criminals why do criminals support gun control?
February 12th, 2010 02:02 PM
87% of respondents to the poll say that Starbucks should NOT ban guns in their stores.
Take that you Brady pissants.
February 12th, 2010 02:27 PM
February 12th, 2010 03:01 PM
It's 91%. NWCN (Northwest Cable News) is far from the worst in reporting. Hopefully they will actually put the results on their broadcast.
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February 12th, 2010 11:06 PM
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February 13th, 2010 12:48 AM
I hope the poll is worrisome to Starbucks.With all the random acts of violence
going on in this country you think business like Starbucks would be handing out
coffee and donuts free to anyone who willing to take on the large responsibility
to carry a firearm within the rights of law abiding citizen.Good luck !
February 13th, 2010 03:42 AM
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February 13th, 2010 05:00 AM
February 13th, 2010 10:14 AM
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February 13th, 2010 10:51 AM
Voted. Heres my results :)
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February 13th, 2010 03:09 PM
No, you can't. The number remains the same. In the future I'd suggest that people don't post something like this. It doesn't exactly paint us in the best light...
Originally Posted by 007BondJames
Should Starbucks ban guns in their stores?
Last edited by RXtion; February 14th, 2010 at 12:53 AM.
February 13th, 2010 09:58 PM
February 14th, 2010 03:22 AM
Thank you excellent point. We do not need to use Brady Bunches deceitful tactics. Mods should edit that post it may not advocate illegal activity but it sure is unethical
Originally Posted by RXtion
Awesome graphic. your work? If so may I use it? Maybe on a T shirt
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Abort the Obamanation not the Constitution
Those who would, deny, require permit, license, certification, or authorization for me to bear arms are as vile, dangerous & evil as those who would molest, abuse, assault, rape or murder my family
February 14th, 2010 03:55 AM
Yep, I did that. Use it for whatever you like.
Here is a slightly better version. The text wasn't quite right on the last one.
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