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    A lot of angst over armed people drinking coffee

    Washington State Open Carry activist Jim Beal is having an interesting day regarding the so-called “Starbucks Appreciation Day” promoted by gun rights advocates, including some in Newtown, Conn., where gun control proponents have been proclaiming moral outrage that armed citizens might have coffee in the same town where the Sandy Hook tragedy occurred less than eight months ago.

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    Just what we need a bunch of gun owner wired up on coffee packing in town.
    I am ok with that I bet the coffee shop is the safest place in town.

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    Oh the hoooorrrooorrr.

    Newtown "Starbucks Appreciation Day" Shows What's Wrong With Gun Advocates

    Today, gun rights advocates are holding a "Starbucks Appreciation Day" at Starbucks locations around the country. They support Starbucks because they serve as one of the few corporations that allow people to bring in their weapons at their shops. Of particular notice is the gathering happening at the Starbucks located at 34 Church Hill Road in Newtown, Connecticut. This Starbucks happens to be a 3-minute drive from Sandy Hook Elementary School, where in December 2012, a 21-year-old man who had just killed his mother walked in with a cache of legally-owned guns and slaughtered 26 other people, including children, before turning a gun on himself.

    It would be easy to target gun owners or Starbucks on this utterly appalling and despicable gathering. But that would be wrong. Gun owners, by and large, are not the "advocates" we are seeing here. They are average people, who have different reasons of owning guns, but tend to stay out of the politics of the matter, and are okay with the rights they have. Even those who are hobbyists are not that political about it. As for Starbucks, they are a corporation that sets its own policies surrounding what happens at their stores. There are plenty of other places to get coffee these days, even in Newtown.
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    I don't think this is what people mean by "bullets, beans, and bandaids."
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    So Starbucks , says whatever the local laws are they will comply . Is this policy been in place for awhile or is it a new thing . I may have to buy from them if they hold true to the 2A issue .
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    Quite frankly I'd be more worried about friends I know with guns who don't have access to coffee!

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    ... where gun control proponents have been proclaiming moral outrage that armed citizens might have coffee in the same town where the Sandy Hook tragedy occurred less than eight months ago.
    I can see the next week or month (after a Newtown-like tragedy unfolding) being a bit sticky, for anyone trying it in that town, perhaps, out of simple respect for the innocents. I don't imagine it would have gone down well in Killeen, TX, soon after the Luby's massacre either. But then, just down the road at Ft. Hood, I'm sure nobody would have thought less of folks for bumping up the radar after the Hassan murders at the base. It's all a matter of perspective.

    But at some point those with pent-up moral outrage will need to get on with their lives, and get back to the business of being able to distinguish between the BG's and the GG's. Upstanding citizens choosing to remain armed in their communities, irrespective of whether they drink coffee at a local hangout or suck on kiwi fruit in the park, aren't the problem or the threat. "Moral" outrage? Sounds like small-mindedness, vindictiveness and missing the point, to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by welder516 View Post
    So Starbucks , says whatever the local laws are they will comply . Is this policy been in place for awhile or is it a new thing . I may have to buy from them if they hold true to the 2A issue .
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    Quote Originally Posted by welder516 View Post
    So Starbucks , says whatever the local laws are they will comply . Is this policy been in place for awhile or is it a new thing . I may have to buy from them if they hold true to the 2A issue .

    so far as i know, this has always been Starbucks' position. it's not so much a pro-Second Amendment stand, as it is a refusal to be bullied by the anti-gun crowd, which is admirable in itself, of course.

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    Everybody, stand back!!!! He's armed and all jacked up on skinnymochalattefrapachinaspresso!!!!!


    My response to the nitwits would be, "I guarantee you no one will be able to come into the Starbucks on that particular day and successfully pull off a mass execution."
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    Quote Originally Posted by welder516 View Post
    So Starbucks , says whatever the local laws are they will comply . Is this policy been in place for awhile or is it a new thing . I may have to buy from them if they hold true to the 2A issue .
    We have done this many times at Star Bucks in Wisconsin and been welcomed strange for such a liberal company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    I can see the next week or month (after a Newtown-like tragedy unfolding) being a bit sticky, for anyone trying it in that town, perhaps, out of simple respect for the innocents. I don't imagine it would have gone down well in Killeen, TX, soon after the Luby's massacre either. But then, just down the road at Ft. Hood, I'm sure nobody would have thought less of folks for bumping up the radar after the Hassan murders at the base. It's all a matter of perspective.

    But at some point those with pent-up moral outrage will need to get on with their lives, and get back to the business of being able to distinguish between the BG's and the GG's. Upstanding citizens choosing to remain armed in their communities, irrespective of whether they drink coffee at a local hangout or suck on kiwi fruit in the park, aren't the problem or the threat. "Moral" outrage? Sounds like small-mindedness, vindictiveness and missing the point, to me.

    Unfortunately, the whole point is NOT to distinguish between BG's and GG's. If they did that, they couldn't pass laws that target GG's, and therefore some human beings would remain beyond their control - which is unacceptable to them.
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