Brady Campaign Demands That Starbucks Become a Gun-Free ZoneMonday, March 1, 2010
Those amazingly simpleminded saps are jumping all over Starbucks with their childish campaign, “espresso shots, not gunshots.” Whereas many large chain stores are commencing gun bans in their places of business, Starbucks has not jumped on the bandwagon with the rest of the fools.
But Starbucks, the largest chain targeted, has refused to take the bait, saying in a statement this month that it follows state and local laws and has its own safety measures in its stores.
Hooray for Starbucks! They know who and what is good for business, and it surely isn’t the small bands of crybaby protesters who occasionally gather at a Starbucks to discuss the glories of wealth redistribution and the greatness of government. Then there’s this loon:
Ralph Fascitelli of Washington Ceasefire, an advocacy group that seeks to reduce gun violence, said allowing guns in coffeehouses robs residents of “societal sanctuaries.”
“People go to Starbucks for an escape, just so they can get peace,” Fascitelli said. “But people walk in with open-carry guns and it destroys the tranquility.”
Societal sanctuaries? Tranquility? And a sidearm on some peaceful person’s hip destroys his day, his world?