Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Another Starbucks Statement

Here's what Starbucks had to say

"While we deeply respect the views of all our customers, Starbucks long-standing approach to this issue remains unchanged. We comply with local laws and statutes in all the communities we serve. In this case, 43 of the 50 U.S. states have open carry weapon laws. Where these laws don't exist, we comply with laws that prohibit the open carrying of weapons. The political, policy and legal debates around these issues belong in the legislatures and courts, not in our stores. "

Basically they're just re-stating their original position. That position is "if you're complying with the law we welcome your business." They drove home that message quite clearly at the very end of their statement saying,

"we believe that supporting local laws is the right way for us to ensure a safe environment for both partners and customers. "

The real question is, will the Brady Campaign and other anti-gunners listen, or will they continue to push the issue and disrupt Starbucks storefronts with "lie-ins?" My guess is the Brady's will ignore it, just as they ignored the original statement by Starbucks.

I guarantee you the last thing Starbucks wants is to have protests being held outside of their stores. This statement is their way of politely telling anti-gunners to knock it off.


Linoge said...

It amazes me how upset people are at a private corporation actually following the law.

Gay_Cynic said...

*THUD* "Oopsie, was that a hoplophobic idiot lying on the sidewalk? Somehow I just didn't see it!"

Weer'd Beard said...

FYI you got another one, Mike!

Blogger spouts crap, gets butthurt when people politely correct his errors. He then babbles like it's somehow unreasonable for people to use the comment section of a blog unless you personally know him.

And then the final step...404