Pro Gun Rally at Metro Area Starbucks
A gathering of Second Amendment advocates and supporters across the
country on February 14th will localize at Starbucks Coffee locations
nationwide in support of Starbucks Coffee Company’s corporate policy
and to oppose a boycott from anti-gun groups who oppose the rights of
citizens to carry firearms for personal protection.
In March of 2010, Starbucks Coffee Company announced that it was their
policy to follow state law in regards to allowing customers to carry
firearms in their stores, either open or concealed.
As of January 2012, it is legal in 42 states to openly carry a firearm
in a public place and 49 states allow conceal carry. While a few
people find this appalling, a growing number of citizens actively
support an American’s right to carry a firearm as a means of self
Starbucks’ corporate policy generated controversy in 2010 with
anti-gun advocates. As many businesses across the country folded to
the pressure of gun control advocates, Starbucks held firm to their
position that customers have a right protect themselves when visiting
their stores where local law allowed.
This year, a coordinated boycott of the coffee chain is being
organized to begin on February 14th by the National Gun Victims Action
Council. This boycott is intended to last until Starbucks changes
their corporate policy to reflect the will of a dwindling number of
people who believe that law abiding gun owners threaten their personal
In response to the action against Starbucks Coffee Company’s unique
respect for the Second Amendment and local law, Second Amendment
advocates around the country will be staging an anti-boycott on Feb
14th, 2012. Through blogs, websites and social media, a movement is
being coordinated to show Starbucks how many gun owners support their
In the Denver metro area on February 14th at 7:00AM, a gathering of
Open and Conceal Carry advocates will be staged at the Starbucks
located at 17200 E Iliff Ave in Aurora, Colorado. In solidarity with
the gun owners of the rest of the country, these gun owners will be
carrying firearms and buying coffee.
In attendance will be local political candidates who support the Second
Amendment and who support the rights of law abiding citizens to carry
firearms on their person for personal protection.
The goals of the anti-boycott are to show Starbucks the size of their
customer base who supports and appreciates and values their corporate
policy, to show similar businesses the impact how large of a potential
customer base they are alienating with their anti-firearms policies,
and to communicate to the public that law abiding citizens who carry a
firearm for self defense are normal people who are neither dangerous
nor to be feared or shunned.
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