Thursday, September 19, 2013

Starbucks Caves to Anti-Second Amendment Zealots

Until a couple of days ago, Starbucks took the reasonable position of allowing law-abiding citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights and buy coffee at the same time. Apparently this was too much for the anti-gun Nazis who raised such a stink that Starbucks is now prohibiting law-abiding gun owners from carrying their lawfully-obtained guns into their stores:

The policy change came after a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday that left 13 people, including the gunman, dead. But Starbucks said its decision was not in response to that or to the shooting spree that killed 26 children and adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., just days before Christmas last year.
“I’ve spent a significant amount of personal time on this issue in the last several months and I’ve seen the emotionally charged nature of this issue and how polarizing it is on both sides,” Howard Schultz, the chief executive of Starbucks, said in a telephone interview. “Nevertheless, customers in many stores have been jarred and fairly uncomfortable to see guns in our stores, not understanding the issue and feeling that guns should not be part of the Starbucks experience, especially when small kids are around.”
 Thanks Howard, for letting the anti-gun zealots win. Of all of the mass shootings we've seen during the Obama years -- and there have been a hell of a lot of them -- how many of the shooters had concealed carry permits? It says a whole lot about the state of our country in this day and age that Americans would the "jarred and fairly uncomfortable" with law-abiding citizens exercising a Constitutional right. In fact, in light of the recent mass killings that have become a hallmark in this country especially since the most anti-gun president in U.S. history was elected, Starbucks is a safer place with lawful concealed-carry patrons.

But that's okay Howard, we know where you stand on the issue: Firmly in the camp of the anti-gun zealots who are wrong on all the facts about the Second Amendment, guns and gun control. Some of us have been trying to reduce our coffee consumption anyway and your ridiculous decision has just made it that much easier. Besides, McDonald's has great coffee and it's a hell of a lot cheaper.

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