Monday, February 13, 2012
Hey Gun Rights Folks - Starbucks Appreciation Day - Tomorrow February 14th
Two years ago, Starbucks stood up to the anti-gun lobby and followed their policy of standing by local laws. Thus they allow open carry of firearms in their stores in states and local communities that allow for legal open carry. This enraged the gun-control lobby such as the Brady Campaign which petitioned Starbucks with about 28,000 signatures asking that Starbucks deny people the right to carry firearms in Starbucks stores. Starbucks did not budge on their policy, and someone in the gun rights community, apparently a blogger, called for a BUYcott of Starbucks. In other words, the gun rights bloggers were asking the gun-rights community to spend as much money as they could at Starbucks and to let them know that they were shopping at Starbucks because Starbucks stood by the laws allowing for open carry. Again, that was 2 years ago. It was a success.
This year, the anti-gun types are calling for a boycott of Starbucks on February 14th, tomorrow. In response, the gun-rights community is hoping that people who support the 2nd Amendment and gun rights will go to Starbucks tomorrow and spend as much as you can. In addition, let them know you are there because they supported laws allowing for open carry. Some are even calling for you to spend $2 bills if you have them to indicate your support of the 2nd Amendment. Me, I think buying a coffee and a brownie would be more than good enough but you can bet I’ll also let them know that I am there because they supported laws allowing for open carry.
Mind you, I know that if the laws opposed open carry, Starbucks would then support those laws. They are in support of the laws within any given community, in other words they want to abide by the law that is in effect. The thing is we want to work on them and show that we support them and thus maybe we will actually persuade them to come over to our side. Thus, instead of just allowing for open carry in their stores, not due to their support of the 2nd Amendment but because they want to abide by whatever law is in effect in any given community in which one of their stores is located, maybe they will someday openly support the 2nd Amendment because of our support for them.
For more info, see: http://cheaperthandirt.com/blog/?tag=buycott-starbucks.
By the way, even if you do not drink coffee, or if you do not like Starbucks coffee, you can still buy something there to show your support. Remember to let them know you are there to support them and the 2nd Amendment.
All the best,