Gun owners’ Starbucks Appreciation Day goes as expected

posted at 3:31 pm on August 11, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

Thousands of gun owners around the country, organized through activities on Facebook and other social media, gathered at coffee shops to celebrate Starbucks Appreciation day this week with predictable results. Starbucks, being in neither the governmental policy nor firearms manufacturing businesses, chooses to implement a policy of simply following the laws of the various states where their outlets are located. If your state allows you to carry out in public, you can carry in their stores. Fairly simple, no?

Apparently not. Connecticut is one of the states where you can carry, and there is a Starbucks in Newtown, so gun owners showed up to demonstrate their appreciation of the chain’s neutral policy. This had the usual crowd of activists up in arms.

Activists rallying for the right to bear arms came face to face with Newtown’s grieving community on Friday—and neither side liked what they saw.

The two groups butted heads on Starbucks Appreciation Day at a coffee store less than two miles away from Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 26 children and educators lost their lives to gun violence in December.

“How can they even think of being here?” asked Barbara Kraushaar, whose former neighbor Adam Lanza was responsible for the massacre.

This put Starbucks in something of a difficult position and that particular outlet decided to avoid the entire mess by closing several hours early, but gun owners showed up anyway. This led to anti-gun rights activists spoon feeding the media, with cries of how “reprehensible” and outrageous it all was. One gun owner, interviewed for the article linked above, derided Starbucks for “chickening out.”

I’m having a hard time getting too upset with Starbucks over this decision. They have a good policy in place which complies with the laws of each state where they do business. And their business is not promoting gun rights or denying them. It’s selling coffee. And they still have an interest in selling coffee in Newtown, regardless of the storm of of public opinion surrounding all of this. If company owners choose to wade into the fray when it comes to any high visibility public policy debates, that’s certainly their business and they should be prepared to handle the consequences if affects their trade in either direction. But if all they do is follow the laws, they should be able to conduct their business.


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Would of been better to maintain normal business hours and happily sell coffee to both sides of the debate.

Grunt on August 11, 2013 at 3:35 PM

anti-gun rights activists spoon feeding the media

…they get any on their chin?

KOOLAID2 on August 11, 2013 at 3:37 PM

I can’t blame the Newtown Starbucks for closing early. The franchise owner has to protect his business interests, after all.

One thing is certain: If those anti-gunners wanted to get violent like liberals often do (for Trayvon, of course!), the presence of so many legal gun owners kept them relatively polite.

I bet that stuck in the anti-Second Amendment protesters’ craw.

Liam on August 11, 2013 at 3:38 PM

But if all they do is follow the laws, they should be able to conduct their business.

…you forget what mob is running the country right now!

KOOLAID2 on August 11, 2013 at 3:39 PM

These folks shouldn’t make Starbucks choose sides, they won’t like how it goes.

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2013 at 3:43 PM

“How can they even think of being here?” asked Barbara Kraushaar, whose former neighbor Adam Lanza was responsible for the massacre.

The lack of linear thought of these people never fails to amaze me, never surprised, but always amazed that they have managed not to walk in traffic or fall off a curb.

It never occurred to this dimwit that had ONE adult had a legal weapon that day that it may have not occurred or had been at least minimized to a certain degree.

Of course not. It will hurt the narrative and confuse the one thought in their heads.

kim roy on August 11, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Leftists are always tyrants, never liberal or progressive. They jsut stole the terms. Never call them such.

Schadenfreude on August 11, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Two things.

Haven’t gun sales increased in CT since the shooting?

“How can they even think of being here?” asked Barbara Kraushaar, whose former neighbor Adam Lanza was responsible for the massacre.

Kraushaar should stop flapping her guns. If I were she, I wouldn’t want it known that I was one of Lanza’s neighbors who knew the kid had problems, knew he had access to guns, and still said nothing. From what I understand, it was no secret that Lanza’s mother had plenty of firepower, that she gave him access to the firepower, and that he had problems. The friends and neighbors need to stop pointing fingers at gun owners and look in the mirror.

Afraid of being the heavy, Ms. Kraushaar? Tell that to the dead kids, you childish POS.

BuckeyeSam on August 11, 2013 at 3:58 PM

They are called leftists because they left their minds somewhere else.

birdwatcher on August 11, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Two things.

Haven’t gun sales increased in CT since the shooting?…………..

BuckeyeSam on August 11, 2013 at 3:58 PM

…sure!…they know they have neighbors like Kraushaar…who only become concerned and involved… “after the fact”!

KOOLAID2 on August 11, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Afraid of being the heavy, Ms. Kraushaar?
BuckeyeSam on August 11, 2013 at 3:58 PM

That’s just mean! /

There’s no way she could have been irresponsible by keeping silent. The guns her loopy neighbor used are responsible for what happened. Just ask any anti-gun advocate. They’ll gladly tell you. Over and over and…

Liam on August 11, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Gun owner have power. Libs are freaked out about it…

patman77 on August 11, 2013 at 4:08 PM

They are called leftists because they left their minds somewhere else.

birdwatcher on August 11, 2013 at 4:04 PM

…and constantly keep flushing them in a porcelain bowl…no matter what the subject is!

KOOLAID2 on August 11, 2013 at 4:09 PM

They jsut stole the terms…

Schadenfreude on August 11, 2013 at 3:54 PM

…you cheated during the Typing Class ‘speed tests’…in 6th or 7th grade…didn’t you?

KOOLAID2 on August 11, 2013 at 4:14 PM

I can’t blame the Newtown Starbucks for closing early. The franchise owner has to protect his business interests, after all.

For the record, Starbucks does not franchise, all stores are corporate stores. Don’t know that this changes anything or not.

truecon on August 11, 2013 at 4:17 PM

truecon on August 11, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Love your name! It is used derisively around here when the conversations get hot.

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2013 at 4:19 PM

For the record, Starbucks does not franchise, all stores are corporate stores. Don’t know that this changes anything or not.

truecon on August 11, 2013 at 4:17 PM

I didn’t know that. Thanks! Though the manager made the decision, then, I still don’t have a hard time with it. Lefties tend to get violent quite readily, after all.

Liam on August 11, 2013 at 4:19 PM

They jsut stole the terms…

Schadenfreude on August 11, 2013 at 3:54 PM

…you cheated during the Typing Class ‘speed tests’…in 6th or 7th grade…didn’t you?

KOOLAID2 on August 11, 2013 at 4:14 PM

…oh…by the way…when she taped the keys on my machine…I had the ‘letters’ in correct order…rolled in a couple of clear BIC pens…which magnified the tiny letters…I was s l o w…but accurate!

KOOLAID2 on August 11, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Love your name! It is used derisively around here when the conversations get hot.

Heh, hard to imagine, but I guess so. All the same, social or libertarian conservative, AP or EM, in the end, the common enemy will unite us!

Or something like that. Eh, we hope, anyway.

truecon on August 11, 2013 at 4:24 PM

But if all they do is follow the laws, they should be able to conduct their business.

While on vacation in Arizona, a fellow member of the People’s Republik of California (according to her license plate), raised a stink with the manager of a restaurant. She was upset that several people were wearing firearms in the establishment.

The manager simply told her, “It’s permitted by law in this state; if you don’t like it, leave.”

GarandFan on August 11, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Having just moved from the not so great State of Connecticut, you need to think at least five times before you “exercise” your right to open carry anywhere in the State. If you decide you want to open carry you would be well advised to call any and all local and State law enforcement personnel before you go and let them know what you intend to do and where you intend to open carry. If you do not, you will be harassed and most likely arrested by some local cops. Heck, even if you do call them ahead of time you mist likely will be harassed.

Johnnyreb on August 11, 2013 at 4:31 PM

“How can they even think of being here?” asked Barbara Kraushaar,

Uh, because they understand their right to travel this country, their right to peaceably assemble, and their right to make their political opinions heard.

Now, given that, Babs, how can you even think of trying to stop them…?

JohnGalt23 on August 11, 2013 at 4:32 PM

I wish I’da known. I would have attended.

TX-96 on August 11, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Oh, and by the way. SCREW newtown residents. You fools helped to make SURE that clown was able to slip through the cracks by NOT allowing emergency detentions by peace officers via your legislature and allowing your community to be terrorized by a KNOWN screwball living with his mother in the basement.

TX-96 on August 11, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Now, given that, Babs, how can you even think of trying to stop them…?

JohnGalt23 on August 11, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Don’t you know? A liberal’s right to not be offended trumps everyone else’s rights.

Plus, their right to speak their minds, no matter how offensive, also trumps everyone else’s rights.

Liam on August 11, 2013 at 4:39 PM

I suppose the biggest news here is Starbucks doesn’t advertise itself as a gun-free commit-your-crimes-here zone.

Steve Eggleston on August 11, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Don’t you know? A liberal’s right to not be offended trumps everyone else’s rights.

Plus, their right to speak their minds, no matter how offensive, also trumps everyone else’s rights.

Liam on August 11, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Summed up as, “Some pigs are more equal than other sheep.”

Steve Eggleston on August 11, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Summed up as, “Some pigs are more equal than other sheep.”

Steve Eggleston on August 11, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Exactly! But it gets fun when that mindset of one liberal clashes with another liberal. Like with Alec Baldwin, noted Hollywood elite leftist, called someone the epithet for homosexuals.

I imagine a lot of his homosexual liberal colleagues had to flip a coin about how to respond, lest their heads explode.

Liam on August 11, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Gee gun owners, I’m sure Starbucks really, really appreciates your support and your stupid logo. This sort of activism is beyond idiotic. You’re not doing the Second Amendment or conservatives any favors. Next time try a decaf.

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 4:48 PM

If your state allows you to carry out in public, you can carry in their stores. Fairly simple, no?
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Sounds logical,unless your a LibTard!!

canopfor on August 11, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Next time try a decaf.

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 4:48 PM

…alcohol?

KOOLAID2 on August 11, 2013 at 4:52 PM

…you cheated during the Typing Class ‘speed tests’…in 6th or 7th grade…didn’t you?

KOOLAID2 on August 11, 2013 at 4:14 PM

NO, I did not…but I note that I transpose letters more and more…with age :(

Schadenfreude on August 11, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Gee gun owners, I’m sure Starbucks really, really appreciates your support

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 4:48 PM

I imagine they would. Who would try robbing a Starbucks if there’s a chance at least one customer — maybe more — are armed?

Liam on August 11, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Gee gun owners, I’m sure Starbucks really, really appreciates your support and your stupid logo. This sort of activism is beyond idiotic. You’re not doing the Second Amendment or conservatives any favors. Next time try a decaf.

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Buy Danish:D*mmitt,no TEA Logo!(sarc):O

canopfor on August 11, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Mighty convenient how all these things happen that give fuel to anti Liberty movements…mighty convenient.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 11, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Mighty convenient how all these things happen that give fuel to anti Liberty movements…mighty convenient.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 11, 2013 at 5:02 PM

When liberty is curtailed by ever-tightening laws and regulations, and the concept of it is no longer taught in schools, people will naturally clamor for what they think is safety. They will seize on any event to push their point. That’s why liberals and other would-be busybodies always find some new ’cause’ to take up, some new ‘injustice’ that needs their attention and support to fix.

In sum, they ‘know better’ than everyone else and things would be great if everyone paid them heed. You know — a mental disorder!

Liam on August 11, 2013 at 5:11 PM

This sort of activism is beyond idiotic. You’re not doing the Second Amendment or conservatives any favors. Next time try a decaf.

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 4:48 PM

So…you’re saying that gun owners shouldn’t bother to show gun-friendly businesses a little appreciation?

Wouldn’t that come under, “acting like leftists”?

Or is that the idea?

Solaratov on August 11, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Liam on August 11, 2013 at 5:11 PM

True. I’d bet that the vast majority of Americans would indeed sacrifice their Liberty for…perceived…security. No doubt about that.

But it’s very difficult to break away from the herd. We’re being fed a LOT of BS from both the mainstream and “alternative” media. Everyone has an agenda, an ideology or a prejudice to push for some kind of personal gain or at least personal satisfaction.

Our information is filtered through any number of paid agents or simply cowed reporters who feel that resistance to the Beast is either futile, unprofitable or downright hazardous to their health. There is no dearth of provocateurs and misinformationists and propagandists on the web, on radio, on TV and in print.

There is no Truth to be had any more. Oh, it’s out there somewhere, but we’re just not allowed to see it. I’ve gotten to the point where I’m more likely to trust what some guy puts on a self-made video with a few hundred hits, or a post on some low-traffic blog in some dark alley of the internet than the nonsense being fed to us by the “accepted” media.

We must question everything and everyone who purports to give us the truth, even if it is uncomfortable for us or if that source is in general agreement with what we believe.

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” ― George Orwell

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 11, 2013 at 5:33 PM

I imagine they would. Who would try robbing a Starbucks if there’s a chance at least one customer — maybe more — are armed?

Liam on August 11, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Is there an epidemic of Starbucks robberies I haven’t heard about?

So…you’re saying that gun owners shouldn’t bother to show gun-friendly businesses a little appreciation?

Wouldn’t that come under, “acting like leftists”?

Or is that the idea?

Solaratov on August 11, 2013 at 5:12 PM

BLAH BLAH BLAH. No. I’m saying that it’s a stupid idea and hurts Starbucks and conservatives by extension as it makes them look stupid. You know the old saying, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help”? Replace “government” with “gun activist movement”.

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 5:33 PM

The 1st Amendment is the Mouth.

The 2nd Amendment is the Teeth.

You can’t gum your way to Liberty.

profitsbeard on August 11, 2013 at 5:34 PM

The manager simply told her, “It’s permitted by law in this state; if you don’t like it, leave.”

GarandFan on August 11, 2013 at 4:27 PM

I hope he meant leave the state of AZ, not just the store.

It’s fairly common to see people carrying here. I don’t do it myself, but I have no problem with others doing it. Keeps the wackos on their toes.

As for the Newtown situation, did you ever notice how when a Muslim terrorist murders people, we’re always told that we must not blame all Muslims for the actions of a few extremists, and if we look at all Muslims as potential criminals then we’re just intolerant bigots. But when some random nutjob goes on a shooting spree, it’s perfectly okay to slander all gun owners and treat them as criminals.

AZCoyote on August 11, 2013 at 5:37 PM

“Make mine to go.” You just can’t help showing a little liberal leg, can you?

This is the reason Hot Air is failing

conservativeBC on August 11, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Every day I go to Starbucks is Starbucks and Firearms Appreciation Day, although I conceal and carry. Deal with it, liberals.

Glenn Jericho on August 11, 2013 at 5:53 PM

So…you’re saying that gun owners shouldn’t bother to show gun-friendly businesses a little appreciation?

Wouldn’t that come under, “acting like leftists”?

Or is that the idea?

Solaratov on August 11, 2013 at 5:12 PM

BLAH BLAH BLAH. No. I’m saying that it’s a stupid idea and hurts Starbucks and conservatives by extension as it makes them look stupid. You know the old saying, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help”? Replace “government” with “gun activist movement”.

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 5:33 PM

I’m curious — What would you consider a smart idea?

Liam on August 11, 2013 at 5:54 PM

I’m curious — What would you consider a smart idea?

Liam on August 11, 2013 at 5:54 PM

Probably hand over all firearms and let the nice policeman take care of everyone.

sharrukin on August 11, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Replace “government” with “gun activist movement”.

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Frankly, that’s a pretty stupid statement.

Without a “gun activist movement”, the Second Amendment would cease to exist.
If people simply sit home and worry about not “offending” the leftists/socialists, then the leftists will have free rein to impose whatever anti-gun laws they like. Forget magazine limitations. Go directly to national registration…followed quickly by outright confiscation.

But, don’t you worry about it. Others will fight for your rights…while you hide and remain “non-offending”.

Solaratov on August 11, 2013 at 5:59 PM

. The franchise owner has to protect his business interests, after all.

Actually, Starbucks does not do franchises, except in very special cases like airport lounges. If you walk into a Starbucks anywhere, you can be sure it’s controlled straight from the top.

JoseQuinones on August 11, 2013 at 6:05 PM

SECOND worst post ever on this Site……..

williamg on August 11, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Solaratov on August 11, 2013 at 5:59 PM

It’s all about tactics and strategy. This is a stupid tactic and strategy. It does nothing, zip, zero, nada to convince people on the fence of the merits of the Second Amendment and it hurts Starbucks -which they claim to want to help. In short, it’s a public relations FAIL.

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 6:09 PM

If you don’t like abortion, don’t have one.
 

“How can they even think of being here?” asked Barbara Kraushaar

rogerb on August 11, 2013 at 6:12 PM

It’s all about tactics and strategy. This is a stupid tactic and strategy. It does nothing, zip, zero, nada to convince people on the fence of the merits of the Second Amendment and it hurts Starbucks -which they claim to want to help. In short, it’s a public relations FAIL.

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Again, what do you think would be helpful for pro-Second folks to do instead of this show of appreciation for a business? I mean, was it also a dumb idea for so many people to patronize Chik-Fill-A all over the country on one chosen day when militant homosexuals tried a boycott?

Liam on August 11, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Shaw is fine with lawful gun carriers being locked out of a business but what if I wanted to exclude gangs of black males from mine? I have more to fear from them than I do open carry people.

echosyst on August 11, 2013 at 6:17 PM

I thought Newton resolved the gun ownership debate after the shootings when permit requests went through the roof. In other words, people who had a reason to be afraid decided they needed a gun for protection.

xdwall on August 11, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Then, stay home. And hide.

And may your chains weigh lightly on you.

Solaratov on August 11, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Shaw is fine with lawful gun carriers being locked out of a business but what if I wanted to exclude gangs of black males from mine? I have more to fear from them than I do open carry people.

echosyst on August 11, 2013 at 6:17 PM

You would be national news in three hours. Everyone would know your name and that of your business, including and especially Sharpton, Holder, and Obama.

Liam on August 11, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Again, what do you think would be helpful for pro-Second folks to do instead of this show of appreciation for a business? I mean, was it also a dumb idea for so many people to patronize Chik-Fill-A all over the country on one chosen day when militant homosexuals tried a boycott?

Liam on August 11, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Starbucks isn’t asking for this sort of “appreciation”! Unlike with Chic-fil-a, no one was boycotting Starbucks or criticizing them. This is a manufactured event over nothing.

And if you all can’t see how tactless and tasteless it is to do this in Newton, CT it’s probably fruitless to have a conversation. Yes it’s true, gun control would not have prevented Adam Lanza’s mass murder. Yes, the grieving citizens of Newton who believe gun control would have spared them this tragedy are terribly misguided. But getting in their faces by showing up there (and using this idiotic logo) is something I expect from the idiots on the Left.

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 6:25 PM

I understand from you proceed. Thanks.

Liam on August 11, 2013 at 6:27 PM

“…from where…,” that should read.

Liam on August 11, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Liam on August 11, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Either way, I’m not sure you do get it. It’s a messaging failure from the geniuses behind “Hey, let’s turn the Starbucks logo into Annie Oakely and take a stand in Newton, CT to win friends and influence people!”

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Either way, I’m not sure you do get it. It’s a messaging failure from the geniuses behind “Hey, let’s turn the Starbucks logo into Annie Oakely and take a stand in Newton, CT to win friends and influence people!”

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 7:21 PM

When you and Jazz and allahpundit bathe together — Who does the work with the Loofa?

williamg on August 11, 2013 at 7:46 PM

I didn’t ‘carry’ to my ‘bucks on Friday(I did stop in)but this is west Texas. Gun control is a dog that won’t hunt around here.LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on August 11, 2013 at 8:04 PM

williamg on August 11, 2013 at 7:46 PM

That was about as clever as a drunken rant from Alec Baldwin. Perhaps MSNBC would like to hire you. Witless clowns and all around jackasses seem to do well there.

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Liam on August 11, 2013 at 6:28 PM

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Either way, I’m not sure you do get it. It’s a messaging failure from the geniuses behind “Hey, let’s turn the Starbucks logo into Annie Oakely and take a stand in Newton, CT to win friends and influence people!”

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 7:21 PM

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Talk to me when their profits nose-dive.

Until then, it’s not a “fail”.

listens2glenn on August 11, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Related:

https://twitter.com/MamaRedfield/status/366717124841963521

mintycrys on August 11, 2013 at 8:55 PM

I’m having a hard time getting too upset with Starbucks over this decision.

Well at least you tried, squish.

fossten on August 11, 2013 at 9:02 PM

And if you all can’t see how tactless and tasteless it is to do this in Newton, CT it’s probably fruitless to have a conversation. Yes it’s true, gun control would not have prevented Adam Lanza’s mass murder. Yes, the grieving citizens of Newton who believe gun control would have spared them this tragedy are terribly misguided. But getting in their faces by showing up there (and using this idiotic logo) is something I expect from the idiots on the Left.

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Yes, we know your opinion – conservatives should be meek and quiet.

Too bad you don’t take your own advice.

fossten on August 11, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Gee gun owners, I’m sure Starbucks really, really appreciates your support and your stupid logo. This sort of activism is beyond idiotic. You’re not doing the Second Amendment or conservatives any favors. Next time try a decaf.

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 4:48 PM

You are being too harsh. Sure, it’s not my style. (Let me just admit right here that my style would be outrageously leftist though for right wing causes. Briebart would approve.) But so much protest is just about the social aspect of it. I guess some people even get dates out of these Starbucks Appreciation Days.

thuja on August 11, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Either way, I’m not sure you do get it. It’s a messaging failure from the geniuses behind “Hey, let’s turn the Starbucks logo into Annie Oakely and take a stand in Newton, CT to win friends and influence people!”

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Let’s remember that it was the gun control freak’s nutcase idea of making schools gun free zones is the reason for what happened in Newton. We should be saying that especially in Newton the people should be on our side. Who cares if the more deranged leftist loons scream loudly that we don’t belong there?

thuja on August 11, 2013 at 9:13 PM

This put Starbucks in something of a difficult position

The first Starbucks Appreciation day was started when the anti gun owners decided to boycott Starbucks on Feb 14th.

In response the pro gun crowd called for a buycott of Starbucks.

I respect Starbucks official position on guns and it was obvious they really did not want to be involved.Starbucks position is the correct one IMO (we follow state laws) if either group forces them to a position then it is going to end badly.

The anti gun owners started this whole Starbucks mess however I think the pro gun group are wrong for bringing Starbucks into this mess once again.

F15Mech on August 11, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Talk to me when their profits nose-dive.

Until then, it’s not a “fail”.

listens2glenn on August 11, 2013 at 8:45 PM

It’s not about the reputation or profitability of Starbucks; It’s not about gun rights; It’s about a messaging fail from an idiotic facebook group.

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 9:57 PM

I carried in The Coffee Bean today in Austin, Texas because I have a permit and there is no “PC 30.06″ sign on the door. What is the point of this story?

Hat Trick on August 11, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Wish the progtards were as concerned about the criminals having guns.
Wish these idiots would even pretend to care about the black men murdered in the cities of America – over 2,000 murdered in the year and a half the Trayvon stole their hearts.
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Someone needs to remind them they are stupid.

FlaMurph on August 11, 2013 at 10:44 PM

listens2glenn on August 11, 2013 at 8:45 PM

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It’s not about the reputation or profitability of Starbucks; It’s not about gun rights; It’s about a messaging fail from an idiotic facebook group.

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 9:57 PM

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You’re going to have to explain HOW … and in what way this Facebook messaging/icon constitutes a “fail”.

listens2glenn on August 11, 2013 at 10:49 PM

The real crime here is that burnt swill Starbucks serves.

*retch*

Christien on August 11, 2013 at 11:02 PM

You are quite correct! Starbucks coffee is horrid stuff but the shops are attractive places to gather.

Sherman1864 on August 12, 2013 at 4:30 AM

“How can they even think of being here?” asked Barbara Kraushaar, whose former neighbor Adam Lanza was responsible for the massacre.

“It takes a village” Ms Kraushaar….as a liberal, you know that.

It appears, Ms Kraushaar, YOUR VILLAGE FAILED on several levels. Especially in the area of making sure that villagers are able to protect themselves as a fully implemented conceal/open carry community, from a rogue fellow villager gone amuck!!

THE VILLAGE FAILED Ms Kraushaar, NOW IS THE TIME TO IMPROVE THE VILLAGE SO IT WON’T HAPPEN AGAIN!!

Why NOT start teaching 2nd Amendment, guns and ammo, and responsible gun ownership in early elementary —even kindergarten–in your village? Establish a program to Arm villagers that are not convicted felons(similar to motor-voter)

EVEN Establish village gun ranges and encourage competition shooting with prizes, (such as honored “free village parking” for “top shooters”) give them Priority even over handicap parking!!

These are a few small things YOU, Ms Kraushaar, can do to help make your village safe!
Have a nice day ! :)

BigSven on August 12, 2013 at 6:26 AM

I swear I can almost hear the gun-phobics screeching all the way from here.

MelonCollie on August 12, 2013 at 8:06 AM

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 9:57 PM

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You’re going to have to explain HOW … and in what way this Facebook messaging/icon constitutes a “fail”.

listens2glenn on August 11, 2013 at 10:49 PM

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Good morning all ! . . . . . . . . . . . . Still waiting . . . . . . . . .

listens2glenn on August 12, 2013 at 8:38 AM

I swear I can almost hear the gun-phobics screeching all the way from here.

MelonCollie on August 12, 2013 at 8:06 AM

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So I’m not alone, huh ?

listens2glenn on August 12, 2013 at 8:39 AM

Yes it’s true, gun control would not have prevented Adam Lanza’s mass murder. Yes, the grieving citizens of Newton who believe gun control would have spared them this tragedy are terribly misguided.

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 6:25 PM

You do realize this was more than a Newtown event, right? It was nationwide. Are you criticizing the whole event or just this one location?

GWB on August 12, 2013 at 9:46 AM

I swear I can almost hear the gun-phobics screeching all the way from here.

MelonCollie on August 12, 2013 at 8:06 AM

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So I’m not alone, huh ?

listens2glenn on August 12, 2013 at 8:39 AM

Not at all!

thuja on August 12, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Buy Danish on August 11, 2013 at 6:25 PM

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You do realize this was more than a Newtown event, right? It was nationwide. Are you criticizing the whole event or just this one location?

GWB on August 12, 2013 at 9:46 AM

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I forgot to include that detail, in last night’s post.
I thought of it, but forgot to include it.

Thanks for picking up my “slack”, GWB.

It is a rather relevant point, to this debate.
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HEY, ‘Danishwhere art though ?

listens2glenn on August 12, 2013 at 10:29 AM

With all of those law abiding gun owners in the area, I bet there wasn’t a single robbery committed in a store or to an unarmed citizen.

Cherokee on August 12, 2013 at 11:19 AM

I’m having a hard time getting too upset with Starbucks over this decision.

You have a hard time getting too upset about anything your fellow liberals do, Jazz.

Dunedainn on August 12, 2013 at 5:55 PM

It’s not about the reputation or profitability of Starbucks; It’s not about gun rights; It’s about a messaging fail from an idiotic facebook group.

Buy RINO on August 11, 2013 at 9:57 PM

It’s not about the reputation or profitability of HotAir; It’s not about the right to free speech; It’s about a messaging fail from an idiotic HotAir commenter.

Dunedainn on August 12, 2013 at 5:57 PM