Gun Owners: Show Your Support To Starbucks On Feb 14, 2012
As you may or may not have heard, an anti gun group is planning a boycott of Starbucks starting on Feb 14, 2012. This is because Starbucks has a corporate policy of honoring state and local laws regarding the carry of firearms in their stores. This means that if it’s legal to carry a gun in a state, Starbucks corporate policy will respect that right and welcome gun carriers. Starbucks is not “pro gun”, but rather neutral on the subject. This is really all we can ask as gun owners and carriers of any private business. So, in opposition to the boycott and to show support for a company which respects the Constitution and state laws, gun owners are encouraged to spend money with Starbucks on February 14, 2012 to show your support and offset any boycott (right now the boycott has a couple hundred participants while the support Starbucks event on Facebook has over 18,000 confirmed participants).
Many owners are making it a point to openly carry a sidearm (where legal of course) or pay with $2 bills (you can get them from your bank) to let Starbucks see that they have the support of the 2A community.
I’ve also heard several arguments such as, “I’m not spending $5 on a cup of coffee no matter what.” Listen, unless you’re getting a complex espresso based drink it’s hard to get your bill up to $5 at Starbucks. A regular small/medium cup of house blend is just as affordable as any other place you can buy coffee.
There is an official Facebook event here that you can RSVP to: http://www.facebook.com/events/261743290558881/