I’m a staunch libertarian, and proponent of individual rights, including the right to bear arms — whether concealed or openly, in public or in private.
Notwithstanding, if I hear one more person complain about Starbucks “trampling the Second Amendment”, I’m going to scream. For the uninitiated, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz recently posted an open letter (available here) outlining Starbucks imminently reasonable position on firearms in their stores.
According to Schultz, “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.”