Thursday, January 26, 2012

Starbucks Valentine's Date

A group calling itself the "National Gun Victims Action Council" is calling for a boycott of Starbucks on February 14. The reason? Starbucks chooses to honor the gun laws of the states in which their stores are located.

As is so typical of the gun prohibitionists in the U.S., this group is offended by the Constitution, the laws of the land, and your right to self-defense. They want Starbucks, and all businesses, to impose their own policies to restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens. Frankly, I suspect the fear mongering of this group will have no adverse effect on Starbucks' bottom line. In fact, Starbucks might just have a banner day. There are many gun-rights supporters making plans to patronize the business specifically on that day. There's even a Facebook group dedicated to showing support.

I've already made a date to enjoy a coffee at Starbucks with my lovely wife on February 14. In fact, we might just go several times. Mark your calendars now. Even if you don't like the coffee, have a pastry or a sandwich. I think it will be a good day to visit Starbucks as the anti-freedom crowd, and the bad guys, will be avoiding the place.

I wonder if the NGVAC could be convinced to stick to their guns (sorry) and stay away everyday.


  1. I'm glad you've brought this to our attention. I'll be there with bells on.

  2. If you go, post your receipt on line.

  3. I go to Starbucks everyday anyway because its my job to turn caffeine into code. That logo is awesome. Could become a great sticker.

  4. Thanks for the replies. Spread the word! Should be an interesting at at Starbucks. I may just hang out all day, free wireless you know. :-)


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