for those that support the Right to Bear Arms - go have some Starbucks today.

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Tye brought me a white Chocolate Mocha at the office this morning...:) 

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/01/23/420...y-prompts.html
 

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Starbucks' "Pro-Gun" Policy Prompts Gun Victims' Advocate Group to Launch Nationwide Boycott on Valentine's Day 2012

By National Gun Victims Action Council
Published: Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 - 8:19 am
CHICAGO, Jan. 23, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A nationwide boycott of Starbucks stores and its products will be launched on Valentine's Day 2012. Its goal is to eliminate the risk of guns in public places and ultimately to bring sane gun laws to the U.S.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120123/DC39227LOGO)

This boycott is being called by the National Gun Victim's Action Council (NGAC), a network of 14 million gun victims, the faith community including the: Episcopal Peace Fellowship, United Church of Christ, Fellowship of Reconciliation (46 peace fellowships and 43 affiliate fellowships), secular groups working to reduce gun violence and many of the organizations that support passing sane gun laws.WHY STARBUCKS? Currently, Starbucks allows guns and assault weapons to be openly carried in its stores (in 43 states) and concealed and carried in its stores (in 49 states) (See Photos). Starbucks' compliance with the National Rifle Association's Pro-Gun Agenda was exposed in 2010 when members of the "open carry" movement began meeting in popular chains, such as California Pizza Kitchen, Peets, IKEA, Disney and Starbucks openly carrying their handguns and assault rifles. (Types of Guns)

To protect their customers and employees, all of the retail chains—except for Starbucks— banned guns from being carried in their stores.

"Starbucks allowing guns to be carried in thousands of their stores significantly increases everyone's risk of being a victim of gun violence," says Elliot Fineman, CEO of the NGAC. "Open and conceal and carry are among the reasons there are 12,000 gun homicides each year in the U.S. If we had England's gun laws we would expect 375 gun homicides each year—97% less than we have. England's gun laws are based on protecting public safety, ours on maximizing sales for the gun industry." Non-Sane Gun Laws

Starbucks has the legal right to ban guns but despite having been petitioned by thousands, asked at a shareholder meeting, and a direct appeal made to their Board, Starbucks clings to this policy that puts millions of Americans at risk every day and encourages the spread of guns being carried in public.

IMPACT OF STARBUCKS BOYCOTT: Fineman says, "Starbucks steadfast support of the NRA's lethal pro-gun agenda damages its 'socially conscious company' brand. Further," adds Fineman, "Monte Carlo Simulation risk analysis indicates that 90% of the time, our boycott will reduce Starbucks stock price by an amount no rational company would allow."

According to NGAC, the boycott will end when Starbucks rejects the NRA's Pro-Gun agenda by banning all guns from their stores and committing to be an Aggressive Corporate Advocate for sane gun laws.

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Shoot, the sac bee link doesn't work.  I was interested in reading it.  I just called my husband, who hates Starbucks, and he is going out right now to buy himself a tea.  LOL!

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One of the girls at work bought me a hot chocolate from Starbucks this morning.  YAY.

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you can google but here's another article on it...  http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/02/14/424574/starbucks-gun-boycott...


I just find it amusing that these people constantly say how 'allowing people to openly carry promotes gun voilence'.....They are 100% wrong.   The people openly carrying are the law abiding citizens.  It's the thugs and criminals that are hiding their guns...

 

I would venture to say Starbucks just might be the safest place to be today :)  you can bet no one is going to be robbing one..haha

 

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"I just find it amusing that these people constantly say how 'allowing people to openly carry promotes gun voilence'.....They are 100% wrong.   The people openly carrying are the law abiding citizens.  It's the thugs and criminals that are hiding their guns...

 

I would venture to say Starbucks just might be the safest place to be today :)  you can bet no one is going to be robbing one..haha"

 

Exactly Lori! By banning honest, law abiding citizens from legally bearing guns, they are removing a significant way for people to protect themselves! Criminals are going to get guns, whether it's lawful or not. If you were a burgler, would you rather rob a mans house who was likely to have guns, or someone with a kitchen knife?

Gun "reform" advocates irk me. 

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Legally armed citizens have stopped more assaults, murders, and home invasions than the police have... By the time they get there the damage is done.

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Talking about barking up the wrong tree. Would these gun reform advocates also frown upon me for walking such a vicious breed in the public? 

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HA,  I'm sure they would...somehow that must 'promote dog violence' 

 

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I openly carry a gun... and I don't care who knows it!! I believe I have the right to protect myself, and to make sure that I am able to protect myself and my family 24/7. I've gone to starbucks everyday for the past 2 weeks. 

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I dont open carry, as SC is not an open carry state, but I ALWAYS have my .380 on me. The gun victims group or whoever they are is just stupid. They arent victims of guns, they are victims of PEOPLE.