Starbucks Pro-Gun Policy = Hoplophobe boycott

C_Carson

New Member
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 90863.html

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

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.

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.
Looks I'll be giving Starbucks some extra love on Valentine's Day, lol. Even though we had our last breakfast meet there, it might make an impression if we had another large gathering, to boycott the boycott :D (providing everyone is off that day)

Just an idea. If we'd all rather go somewhere else for next month's breakfast, that's fine too. Anyone want to suggest a date?
 

mcdaniel

Member
Their policy of respecting the laws of the area instead of singling out gun owners is the main reason I stop there. I hit up the one in Gaffney on a regular basis when I am commuting from Greenville to Charlotte.
 

mcdaniel

Member
I'm not trying to split hairs here, but they do not have a "pro-gun" policy as far as I know.

They simply don't have any anti-gun policies.
 

Enjay

New Member
I'll be supporting starbucks on Valentines day too! In this case while their policies are not gun supporting, strictly speaking, they are perceived by the antis as pro gun and are being boycotted for their policy of not refusing to serve those who carry.
I've been appreciating the quote from the NGAC CEO that has been quoted in every article about the boycott that I've read, that the US has 12k gun related homicides every year and if we banned guns we would expect to have 375 each year, like England. I've been in need of a good laugh lately and this has provided it.
 

C_Carson

New Member
Guess it's time to start working on legislation that lets us carry in establishments that serve alcohol, just like they have in VA.
 

mcdaniel

Member
Wow, that website is a copy of the Brady BUnch. The same old sob stories, that are genuinely sad- used to leverage an agenda. They don't even wait for the body to get cold before they start toting them around to try to shame people into ignoring facts.

Maybe they should check the real stats, not the ones they state. If you make up the tests the results can be whatever you need them to be.
 
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