Wednesday, September 18, 2013

11454: Starbucks Calls Ceasefire.

Advertising Age reported that Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz published an open letter to customers that featured the following key message:

For these reasons, today we are respectfully requesting that customers no longer bring firearms into our stores or outdoor seating areas -- even in states where “open carry” is permitted -- unless they are authorized law enforcement personnel.

Um, Starbucks prohibits customers from smoking in their stores. Consuming alcohol is generally banned too. You probably are even forbidden from bringing beloved pets onto the premises. But Schultz is only “respectfully requesting” that patrons not pack heat?

Would you like a shot of espresso? No, thanks, I’ve got a shotgun.

1 comment:

Phil said...

My question is how many people have been bringing guns into Starbucks and have never caused a problem? Probably a lot, so why does it matter.