‘Gun Owners Support Starbucks’ Day Celebrated On February 22

Gun Owners StarbucksHuffington Post – by Bonnie Kavoussi

The Second Amendment may not have much to do with your daily cappuccino. But on Friday, some gun rights activists plan to descend on Starbucks, bringing the coffee chain face-to-face with the nationwide debate on gun control.

Starbucks does not prohibit customers from openly carrying guns in states where it is legal, and in an effort to show thanks for this policy, some activists have designated Friday, February 22, “Gun Owners Support Starbucks” Day.

More than 1,000 people plan to participate, according to a Facebook event page, and700 people like the movement’s Facebook page.

“Some anti-gunners wanted citizens such like myself kicked out of Starbucks for carrying a gun and Starbucks said, ‘Hey, we’re here to sell cakes and coffees,'” Ed Levine, an organizer of the event, told WNEW.

“Where laws can permit open carry, our stores permit it. Where laws don’t permit open carry, our stores prohibit it,” Zack Hutson, a spokesman for Starbucks, told The Huffington Post. “We encourage customer and advocacy groups from both sides to share their input with public officials.”

From the event’s Facebook page:

>> This is a new *nationwide* grassroots holiday for people who support our most basic civil right.>> Spend $2 at Starbucks to support a company that supports YOUR human rights, especially the most important right of all, self-defense and the 2nd Amendment.

>> The “2/22” represents both the specific day of this holiday each year, and *also* represents the three reasons that the Founders enshrined the pre-existing right into our founding document:

2 = defense of ourselves.
2 = defense of our families and communities.
2 = defense of our great country.


2 thoughts on “‘Gun Owners Support Starbucks’ Day Celebrated On February 22

  1. Stupid! Starbucks is owned by the elite. What the hell are they praising Starbucks for? That’s like praising a company owned by Bill Gates or George Soros. What a bunch of dumbasses. Starbucks is not a part of the solution. They are corporate. They are a part of the problem.

  2. There’s two things I like about Starbucks, the free wi-fi, and the fact that I’ve met more awake (NOT the coffee kind of awake) people here than anywhere else. Plus, I’ve been able to educate a few myself.

    Also, how did I just know that Angel had posted this one as soon as I saw the title? 🙂

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