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Starbucks says don't bring your guns

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#16    Drayno

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 05:36 AM

View PostEver After, on 19 September 2013 - 05:07 AM, said:

Well I don't see why anyone would bring a gun into a coffee shop to begin with or am I missing something here? Did Starbucks previously provide somekind of shooting range for customers with guns? Oy vey!

What if some ordinary man or woman had come back from a firing range and had their concealed carry on them..

And then decided to spend their well earned money at Starbucks?

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:00 AM

I just assumed that most places were like my home state - concealed carry only.  If so then I can't imagine the problem.  Of course if it's open carry I can see how it might make some folks uncomfortable.  I have no problem with seeing someone with a handgun on display.  It's the one's you can't see that you should maybe be concerned with :)

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:04 AM

View PostHatake Kakashi, on 19 September 2013 - 05:36 AM, said:



What if some ordinary man or woman had come back from a firing range and had their concealed carry on them..

And then decided to spend their well earned money at Starbucks?

They should simply keep it in their car and problem solved. It really shouldn't even be an issue. If they refuse, then they can take their well earned money some place else and viola! Problem solved.

Edited by Ever After, 19 September 2013 - 06:04 AM.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:39 AM

View Postand then, on 19 September 2013 - 06:00 AM, said:

I just assumed that most places were like my home state - concealed carry only.  If so then I can't imagine the problem.  Of course if it's open carry I can see how it might make some folks uncomfortable.  I have no problem with seeing someone with a handgun on display.  It's the one's you can't see that you should maybe be concerned with :)
Whether or not I can see it seems beside the point -- either way it can kill just as easy.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 12:10 PM

View PostHatake Kakashi, on 19 September 2013 - 05:36 AM, said:

What if some ordinary man or woman had come back from a firing range and had their concealed carry on them..

And then decided to spend their well earned money at Starbucks?

If that is the case, then they can!  Starbucks did not BAN guns, which they very well could have.  They have used their right to ASK customers not to bring them in.  Pro-gun people should be applauding Starbucks for trying to support their belief while not stripping the rights of their customers.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 03:00 PM

Maybe Starbuck saw the amount of traffic that Chick Fil A got during the gay marriage dilemma a few months back and got the idea to get free publicity and more people to frequent their shop and increase sales...


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 05:30 PM

I live in an open carry state.  If I had a holstered pistol and walked into a Starbucks establishment, they could meet me at the door and suggest that my gun is not welcome and okay, I would go somewhere else.  I probably also would never go in there again.  TBH, I've never gone to Starbucks in my life, so it wouldn't be a big loss.



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:20 PM

View PostHatake Kakashi, on 19 September 2013 - 05:36 AM, said:



What if some ordinary man or woman had come back from a firing range and had their concealed carry on them..

And then decided to spend their well earned money at Starbucks?

They could leave it secured in the car... Or go through the drive through...

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:24 PM

Good old America... Where people are free to make their own decisions---except the decisions you don't agree with. Then they're evil dictators who have no right to make that decision because its unamerican to think that way. They can go **** themselves.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:36 PM

if guns are concealed, than how would anyone know you have one?

leaving a gun in a car is a dumb advice, what if someone steals the car? than a gun would be in hands of criminals, exactly what gunhaters are bi.tc.ing about. not to mention, a person might be walking, or ride a bike.

Edited by aztek, 19 September 2013 - 06:37 PM.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:40 PM

I'm a bit surprised that this is being debated.  

In my state, Colorado, if there is a posted sign saying "No Guns" then NO GUNS are permitted on THAT PRIVATE PROPERTY.  We have open carry and carry concealed here.  We've had some pretty horrendous shootings as well.  You want to go to Starbucks and get coffee?  Either use the drive thru, take your gun home or make your own damn coffee at your house.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:41 PM

or get your coffie someplace else.

NRA should open their own coffee shops.  "no gun no service", lol.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:59 PM

View Postaztek, on 19 September 2013 - 06:41 PM, said:

or get your coffie someplace else.

NRA should open their own coffee shops.  "no gun no service", lol.
Maybe have a firing range out the back "hit the target, get a free drink" that sort of thing.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 06:05 AM

I've always believed that businesses should have the right to refuse service. So I say good for Starbucks. I agree with the posters who say, "go through the Drive Through".

This is the same as seeing a "No Shoes" and just busting in anyway and demanding coffee. The business gets to set these rules. If they loose business, well that was their choice now wasn't it?

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:08 AM

If a restaurant can properly demand shoes and a shirt, why can't it ban guns?  I would think someone wearing a gun at a table near other customers might cause them to leave, and might cause staff to quit.  So it could be a good business decision to ban them.

Someone feeling umbrage at a business exercising a perfectly legal right seems odd for those who otherwise so emphasize their personal freedoms.  In fact I would call it hypocrisy.





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