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    Starbucks sticking to it's guns

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    Coffee chain Starbucks Corp. is sticking to its policy of letting customers carry guns where it's legal and said it does not want to be put in the middle of a larger gun-control debate

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    Starbucks asks not to be center of gun debate | General Headlines | Comcast.net
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    What is the email of the Starbucks folks? Im going to find it send them an email praising them.

    Bravo On To Starbucks Keep Up The Good Work!!!!

    Just sent them my email!!!!!
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    "Starbucks shares rose a penny to $23.34 in midday trading Wednesday."
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    I don't think that Starbucks INTENTIONALLY decided to be Pro-2A. I think they got caught out with recent articles/news stories of people Open Carrying at OC get-togethers, breakfasts, etc. and the newspapers picked up on it. Then when they had microphones "shoved in their face" for a comment, they were just caught surprised and reverted to, "...Umm... we... umm... support local laws. Thank you..."

    Whatever the reason, the door is open. Now it's up to responsible Pro 2A citizens to keep that door open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arko View Post
    "Starbucks shares rose a penny to $23.34 in midday trading Wednesday."
    Must be that one share I bought
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arko View Post
    "Starbucks shares rose a penny to $23.34 in midday trading Wednesday."
    Starbucks probably gave The Brady Bunch a 'penny for their thoughts'...

    Starbuck, let's hear it for them...
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    I must buy a coffee thee, I used to drink their coffee when they first started, but better choices now, nothing will make me buy their food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Must be that one share I bought
    Nope, its that latte you just bought
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    Hip hip hooray hip hip hooray
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    FYI, here's the Starbucks press release.

    Mar 03, 2010
    Starbucks Position on Open Carry Gun Laws


    SEATTLE, March 03, 2010 - We recognize that there is significant and genuine passion surrounding the issue of open carry weapons laws. Advocacy groups from both sides of this issue have chosen to use Starbucks as a way to draw attention to their positions.

    While we deeply respect the views of all our customers, Starbucks long-standing approach to this issue remains unchanged. We comply with local laws and statutes in all the communities we serve. In this case, 43 of the 50 U.S. states have open carry weapon laws. Where these laws don’t exist, we comply with laws that prohibit the open carrying of weapons. The political, policy and legal debates around these issues belong in the legislatures and courts, not in our stores.

    At the same time, we have a security protocol for any threatening situation that might occur in our stores. Partners are trained to call law enforcement as situations arise. We will continuously review our procedures to ensure the highest safety guidelines are in place and we will continue to work closely with law enforcement.

    We have examined this issue through the lens of partner (employee) and customer safety. Were we to adopt a policy different from local laws allowing open carry, we would be forced to require our partners to ask law abiding customers to leave our stores, putting our partners in an unfair and potentially unsafe position.

    As the public debate continues, we are asking all interested parties to refrain from putting Starbucks or our partners into the middle of this divisive issue. As a company, we are extremely sensitive to the issue of gun violence in our society. Our Starbucks family knows all too well the dangers that exist when guns are used irresponsibly and illegally. Without minimizing this unfortunate reality, we believe that supporting local laws is the right way for us to ensure a safe environment for both partners and customers.
    We talk about "gun-friendly" and "gun-unfriendly" businesses, but Starbucks is clearly "gun-neutral".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom357 View Post


    We talk about "gun-friendly" and "gun-unfriendly" businesses, but Starbucks is clearly "gun-neutral".

    gun-neutral i am ok with!!!!
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