Don’t Take Your Guns to Starbucks

Dob't Take Your Guns to Starbucks

Excerpt, open letter from Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks Coffee:

“Few topics in America generate a more polarized and emotional debate than guns. In recent months, Starbucks stores and our partners (employees) who work in our stores have been thrust unwillingly into the middle of this debate. That’s why I am writing today with a respectful request that customers no longer bring firearms into our stores or outdoor seating areas.”

Reuter’s Robert MacMillan: “If you must pack heat, please order decaf.”


“Starbucks CEO says guns not welcome in stores,” Bruce Horovitz, USA Today

“Starbucks asks U.S. customers to leave guns at home,” Reuters

“Starbucks’ Progressive Ways Draw Fire on Guns,” Candace Choi, AP via ABC News


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Image (“Young Girl Blogging, after Ramon Casas i Carbó”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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