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Why Are Gun Lovers So Angry at Starbucks?

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Since Starbucks' decision last week to disinvite guns from its stores, gun lovers have become furious. Some say they will boycott the coffee shops, some say they will sneak their guns in anyway and at least one spokesman compared Starbucks' request to discrimination against gays.

If Starbucks, "said, "We're not pro- or anti-gay but please all gay people -- we respectfully ask that you not bring your "gayness' into the store. I mean, we'll still serve you, but, if you can leave the gayness at the door, we would much appreciate it,'"   it would not be acceptable charges Colion Noir in a video. But commentator   Steve Williams swiftly replied "my gayness has never killed 20 school children."

It is "inconvenient" to store our guns in our cars if we can't bring them into Starbucks, gun lovers are crying! It also threatens unarmed people, say the George Zimmerman-style cop wannabes because without our "protection" in Starbucks, criminals will kill people!


Why is business sector bullied? by Martha Rosenberg

Since 2005, gun lovers have tried to expand their carry zone to work, national parks, Amtrak, business and social settings and zones prohibited by home rule ordinances.   Afraid to go places that children, old people, and 100-pound women go unarmed every day --they concoct a scenario in which businesses put their customers in danger by barring cop wannabes like them . Talk about flattering yourself.

The invention of a dangerous "gun-free zone" because the self-deputized are not present is not dignified by the insurance industry. The ultimate "gun-free zones" are corporate headquarters including the NRA's which are obviously not sites of shootouts by criminals who "target   gun-free zones." Secondly, in too many cases, carriers are the shooters either because they got through background checks like Jared Lee Loughner, Michael McLendon and Richard Poplawski (and 1,400 carriers in Florida with felonies) or because they get mad, drunk and have an accidents.

The "criminals target gun-free zones" buzz is so absurd, gun lovers are now referring to the Washington Navy Yard as a soft target. While it is true that firearms use on bases is limited to military police and other law enforcement officers since 1993 because of an Executive Order, would anyone consider a military installation a gun-free zone? With its security and armed guards? If being armed, ready and waiting stopped "bad guys" would the US's best shot, Chris Kyle, have been killed on a gun range earlier this year?

With their "gun-free zone" buzz and "protection" ruse, carriers hide their fear of going where normal people go unarmed. And by yelling More Guns, they hide the fact that the Navy Yard shooter bought a legal gun days before his murders despite prior mental illness and gun violations.

Are you DONE ASKING for sane gun laws? Force them! Join the thousands making the TELL AND COMPEL - pledge. 

 

Martha Rosenberg is an award-winning investigative pubic health reporter who covers the food, drug and gun industries. Her first book, Born With A Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimp The Public Health, is distributed by Random (more...)
 
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Man their CEO is a spineless wimp! What a flip flo... by Bill Johnson on Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 12:32:38 PM
Why is there no whining to not being able carry th... by Dennis Kaiser on Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 3:46:51 PM
Where are you from? I go to gun shows all the time... by Bill Johnson on Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 4:19:53 PM
Read before you whine.... by Dennis Kaiser on Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 5:23:36 PM
LOL...:D I shed no tears for Starbucks. They are ... by Paul Repstock on Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 5:09:25 PM
The entire Second Ammendment debate is a farce! It... by Paul Repstock on Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 6:48:13 PM
Farce, indeed. In the interest of keeping people a... by Philip Zack on Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 7:28:12 PM
Martha, the rate that crimes are committed by peop... by Robert James on Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 11:12:34 PM
Guns belonging to honest Citizens don't kill 20 sc... by Larry Hooten on Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 at 4:41:37 PM
Weapons of any type, have only one purpose. Namely... by Paul Repstock on Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 at 6:09:27 PM