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Starbucks says “leave us out of this”

So, a bunch of people open carrying into Starbucks have given a few anti-gun people a small, hollow, and pointless victory. Starbucks comes out and says Hai guys, can you please leave us out of this. Also, don’t go heeled here. I mean, if you do, we won’t do anything about it. But pretty please.

I guess they don’t want gun owner business. Because that is what will happen. They never really got my business except a couple of times because I don’t like to pay excessive prices for mediocre coffee.

Also, Starbucks was never on our side. They wanted left out of it.

So, the anti-gun people get their first victory in, uhm, I forget how long, and it’s because people loaded up their AR-15s and tactical thigh holsters to go have an overpriced brunch.

21 Responses to “Starbucks says “leave us out of this””

  1. Veeshir Says:

    I don’t know if I’d call it a victory for anti-gunners.

    It’s more of a “We don’t want to be involved in this debate. How about some burnt coffee?”

  2. SayUncle Says:

    But that’s how they spin it.

  3. NRA Lifer Says:

    I really don’t agree with you at all. Starbuck’s has always been straight forward about following State law. They never said they were for or against the 2nd Amendment.

    I don’t drink coffee at all, but I’m for them.

    It’s better to consider them on our side or partial, then to think of them as another real anti 2A corporation.

    Compiled by:
    NRA Institute for Legislative Action
    11250 Waples Mill Road
    Fairfax, Virginia 22030

    National Organizations With Anti-Gun Policies

    The following organizations have lent monetary, grassroots or some other type of direct support to anti-gun organizations. In many instances, these organizations lent their name in support of specific campaigns to pass anti-gun legislation such as the March 1995 HCI “Campaign to Protect Sane Gun Laws.” Many of these organizations were listed as “Campaign Partners,” for having pledged to fight any efforts to repeal the Brady Act and the Clinton “assault weapons” ban. All have officially endorsed anti-gun positions.

    20/20 Vision


    American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

    American Academy of Pediatrics

    American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing

    American Academy of Pediatrics

    American Alliance for Rights and Responsibilities

    American Association of Retired Persons

    American Association of School Administrators

    American Association for the Surgery of Trauma

    American Association for World Health

    American Association of Neurological Surgeons

    American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

    American Bar Association

    American Civil Liberties Union

    American Counseling Association

    American Ethical Union

    American Federation of Teachers

    American Firearms Association

    American Jewish Committee

    American Jewish Congress

    American Medical Association

    American Medical Women’s Association

    American Medical Student Association

    American Nurses Association

    American Psychological Association

    American Public Health Association

    American Trauma Society

    Americans for Democratic Action

    Anti-Defamation League

    Association of American Medical Colleges

    B’nai B’rith

    Black Mental Health Alliance

    Central Conference of American Rabbis

    Children s Defense Fund

    Church of the Brethren

    Coalition for Peace Action

    Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

    College Democrats of America

    Committee for the Study of Handgun Misuse & World Peace

    Common Cause

    Congress of National Black Churches, Inc.

    Congress of Neurological Surgeons

    Consumer Federation of America

    Council of Chief State School Officers

    Council of the Great City Schools

    Dehere Foundation

    Disarm Educational Fund

    Environmental Action Foundation

    Episcopal Church, USA

    Episcopal Church-Washington Office

    Florence and John Shumann Foundation

    Friends Committee on National Legislation

    General Federation of Women’s Clubs

    George Gund FundAmbulatory Pediatric Association

    Gray Panthers

    H.M. Strong Foundation


    Harris Foundation

    Hechinger Foundation

    Int’l Association of Educators for World Peace

    Int’l Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union

    Interfaith Neighbors

    Jewish Labor Committee

    Joyce Foundation

    Lauder Foundation

    Lawrence Foundation

    League of Women Voters of the United States*

    Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

    Manhattan Project II

    Mennonite Central Committee-Washington Office

    National Assembly of National Voluntary Health & Social Welfare Organizations

    National Association of School Psychologists

    National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions

    National Association of Chain Drug Stores

    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

    National Association of Police Organizations

    National Association of Social Workers

    National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners

    National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officers

    National Association of Elementary School Principals*

    National Association of Public Hospitals

    National Association of Secondary School Principals

    National Association of Counties*

    National Association of Community Health Centers

    National Black Nurses’ Association

    National Center to Rehabilitate Violent Youth

    National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    National Commission for Economic Conversion & Disarmament

    National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA

    National Council of Jewish Women

    National Council on Family Relations

    National Council of La Raza

    National Council of Negro Women

    National Education Association*

    National League of Cities

    National Network for Youth

    National Organization for Women

    National Organization on Disability

    National Parent, Teachers Association*

    National Parks and Conservation Association

    National Peace Foundation

    National People’s Action

    National Political Congress of Black Women

    National Safe Kids Campaign

    National SAFE KIDS Campaign

    National Spinal Cord Injury Association

    National Urban League, Inc.

    National Urban Coalition

    NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

    Ortenberg Foundation

    Peace Action

    People for the American Way

    Physicians for Social Responsibility

    Police Foundation

    Project on Demilitarization and Democracy

    Public Citizen


    Society of Critical Care Medicine

    Southern Christian Leadership Conference

    The Council of the Great City Schools

    The Synergetic Society

    U.S. Catholic Conference, Dept. of Social Development

    Union of American Hebrew Congregations

    Unitarian Universalist Association

    United Church of Christ, Office for Church in Society*

    United Methodist Church, General Board & Church Society

    United States Catholic Conference

    United States Conference of Mayors

    War and Peace Foundation

    Women Strike for Peace

    Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND)

    Women’s Int’l League for Peace and Freedom

    Women’s National Democratic Club

    World Spiritual Assembly, Inc.

    YWCA of the U.S.A.

    *The national organization only endorses federal legislation.

    Anti-Gun Individuals & Celebrities

    The following celebrities and national figures have lent their name and notoriety to anti-gun causes, speaking out for anti-gun legislation and providing a voice for anti-gun organizations.


    Aaliyah – Singer

    Krista Allen – Actress

    Suzy Amis – Actress

    Louis Anderson – Comedian

    Richard Dean Anderson – Actor

    David Arquette – Actor

    Ed Asner – Actor

    Alec Baldwin – Actor

    Bob Barker – TV Personality

    Carol Bayer Sager – Composer

    Drew Barrymore – Actress

    Kevin Bacon – Actor

    Lauren Bacall – Actress*

    Sarah Ban Breathnach – Writer

    William Baldwin – Actor

    Candice Bergen – Actress

    Richard Belzer – Actor

    Tony Bennett – Singer

    Boys II Men – Pop Group

    Jon Bon Jovi – Singer

    Peter Bogdonovich – Director

    Peter Bonerz – Actor

    Albert Brooks – Actor

    Beau Bridges – Actor

    Benjamin Bratt – Actor

    Bonnie Bruckheimer – Movie Producer

    Christie Brinkley – Model

    Dr. Joyce Brothers – Psychologist/Author

    James Brolin – Actor

    James Brooks – TV Producer

    Mel Brooks – Actor/Director

    Steven Brill – Author

    Betty Buckley – Actress

    Ellen Burstyn – Actress

    David Canary – Actor

    Kate Capshaw – Actress

    Josh Charles – Actor

    Julia Child – Author/Chef*

    Robert Chartloff – Producer

    Stockard Channing – Actress

    Russell Simmons – Record Producer

    Jill Clayburgh – Actress

    Rosemary Clooney – Singer

    Terri Clark – Singer

    Jackie Cooper – Actor/Director*

    Jennifer Connolly – Actress

    Judy Collins – Singer

    Kevin Costner – Actor

    Sean Connery – Actor

    Hume Cronyn – Actor*

    Sheryl Crow – Singer

    Walter Cronkite – Frmr News Anchor

    July Cypher – Director

    Arlene Dahl – Actress

    Clive Davis – Writer

    Linda Dano – Actress

    Matt Damon – Actor

    Pam Dawber – Actress

    Patrika Darbo – Actress

    Stuart Damon – Actor

    Ellen Degeneres – Actress

    Gavin de Becker – Writer

    Rebecca DeMornay – Actress

    Michael Douglas – Actor

    Phil Donahue – Frmr Talk Show Host

    Richard Donner – Director

    Fran Drescher – Actress

    Richard Dreyfus – Actor

    David Duchovny – Actor

    Sandy Duncan – Actress

    Christine Ebersole – Actress

    Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds – Singer

    Missy Elliott – Singer

    Nora Ephron – Director

    Gloria Estefan – Singer

    Melissa Etheridge – Singer

    Mia Farrow – Actress

    Mike Farrell – Actor

    Carrie Fisher – Actress

    Sally Field – Actress

    Doug Flutie – NFL player

    Fannie Flagg – Actress

    Jane Fonda – Actress

    Rick Fox – NBA Player

    Andy Garcia – Actor

    Art Garfunkel – Singer

    Estelle Getty – Actress

    Richard Gere – Actor

    Kathie Lee Gifford – TV personality

    Paul Glaser – TV director

    Brad Gooch – Writer

    Elliott Gould – Actor

    Louis Gossett, Jr. – Actor

    Michael Gross – Actor

    Nancy Lee Grahn – Actress

    Spalding Gray – Actor

    Bryant Gumbel – TV Personality

    Deidra Hall – Actress

    Ethan Hawke – Actor

    Mariette Hartley – Actress

    Mark Harmon – Actor

    Anne Heche – Actress

    Howard Hessman – Actor

    Marilu Henner – Actress

    Hal Holbrook – Actor*

    Whitney Houston – Singer

    Helen Hunt – Actress

    Grace-Lynne Ingle – Actress

    John Ingle – Actor

    Francesca James – TV Producer

    Norman Jewison – Director

    Lainie Kazan – Actress

    Richard Karn – Actor

    Barry Kemp – TV Producer

    Margaret Kemp – Interior Designer

    David E. Kelley – TV Producer

    Diane Keaton – Actress

    Chaka Khan – Singer

    Kevin Kline – Actor

    Michael E. Knight – Actor

    Jonathan Kozol – Writer

    William Kovacs – Director

    Lenny Kravits – Singer

    Lisa Kudrow – Actress

    Wally Kurth – Actor

    Christine Lahti – Actress

    k.d. lang – Singer

    Ricki Lake – TV personality

    Denis Leary – Actor

    Jack Lemmon – Actor*

    John Leguizamo – Actor

    Norman Lear – TV Producer

    Spike Lee – Director

    Hal Linden – Actor

    Lisa Linde – Actress

    Tara Lipinski – Former Olympian

    Keyshawn Johnson – NFL player

    Rob Lowe – Actor

    Amanda Marshall – Singer

    Barry Manilow – Singer

    Camryn Manheim – Actress

    Howie Mandel – Actor

    Kyle MacLachlan – Actor

    Madonna – Singer

    Marla Maples – Actress

    Marsha Mason – Actress*

    Mase – Singer

    Penny Marshall – Director

    Prema Mathai-Davis – YWCA Official

    John McDaniel – Musician

    Brian McKnight – Musician

    Ed McMahon – TV personality

    Natalie Merchant – Singer

    Bette Midler – Singer

    Shane Minor – Musician

    Mary Tyler Moore – Actress

    Norval Morris – Law Professor

    Mike Myers – Actor

    N Sync – Singer

    Kathy Najimy – Actress

    Paul Newman – Actor

    Harry Nilson – Singer

    Jack Nicholson – Actor

    Leonard Nimoy – Actor

    Mike Nichols – Director

    Stephen Nichols – Actor

    Rosie O’Donnel – Actress/Talk Show Host

    Jennifer O Neill – Actress

    Julia Ormond – Actress

    Jane Pauley – TV Personality

    Sarah Jessica Parker – Actress

    Gregory Peck – Actor*

    Michelle Pfieffer – Actress

    Sydney Pollack – Director

    Aidan Quinn – Actor

    Colin Quinn – Actor

    Dennis Quaid – Actor

    Elizabeth Bracco Quinn – Actress

    Bonnie Raitt – Singer

    Debbie Reynolds – Actress

    Mary Lou Retton – Former Olympian

    Paul Reiser – Actor

    Peter Reckell – Actor

    Rob Reiner – Actor/Director

    Robert Redford – Actor/Director

    Anne Rice – Writer

    Cathy Rigby – Actress

    Natasha Richardson – Actress

    Geraldo Rivera – TV personality

    Fred Rogers – Mr. Rogers

    Julia Roberts – Actress

    Marc Rosen – TV Producer

    Tim Robbins – Actor

    Renee Russo – Actress

    Robin Ruzan – Wife of Mike Myers

    Meg Ryan – Actress

    Susan Sarandon – Actress

    Jerry Seinfeld – Actor

    Kyra Sedgwick – Actress

    Neil Simon – Playwright*

    Louise Sorel – Actress

    Mira Sorvino – Actress

    Rena Sofer – Actress

    Britany Spears – Singer

    Bruce Springsteen – Singer

    Kevin Spirtas – Actor

    Barbra Streisand – Singer

    David Steinberg – Director

    Harry Dean Stanton – Actor

    Meryl Streep – Actress

    Patrick Stewart – Actor

    Rod Steiger – Actor*

    Sharon Stone – Actress

    Sting – Singer

    Trudie Styler – Actress

    Jonathan Taylor Thomas – Actor

    The Temptations – Pop Group

    Vinny Testaverde – NFL player

    Marlo Thomas – Actress*

    Uma Thurman – Actress

    Steve Tisch – Producer

    Mike Torrez – Former Baseball player

    Shania Twain – Singer

    Dick Van Dyke – Actor

    Eli Wallach – Actor*

    Ruth Warrick – Actress

    Harvey Weinstein – Producer

    Jann Wenner – Publisher

    Sigourney Weaver – Actress

    Victor Webster – Actor

    James Whitmore – Actor*

    Andy Williams – Singer*

    Henry Winkler – Actor

    Oprah Winfrey – Entertainer

    Richard Widmark – Actor

    Rita Wilson – Actress

    Venassa Williams – Singer

    Herman Wouk – Author

    Joanne Woodward – Actress*

    Peter Yarrow – Singer

    Ahmet Zappa

    Diva Zappa

    Dweezil Zappa – Musician

    Gail Zappa

    Moon Zappa

    * Denotes membership on HCI’s National Committee

    National Figures:

    Joel J. Alpert M.D. – Pediatrician

    Robert Bernstein Ph.D – Pediatrician

    Robert E. Brennan – Financier

    Bishop Edmond Browning – Espiscopal Leader

    James E. Carter – Former President

    Marian Wright Edelman – Director, Childrens Defense Fund

    Michael Eisner, Chairman and CEO The Walt Disney Company

    Ahmet Ertegun – Music Producer

    Amitai Etzioni – Teacher

    Tom Freston – MTV President

    Dr. Lorraine E. Hale – Social Worker

    Della M. Hughes – Activist

    Maynard Jackson – Mayor, Atlanta*

    Ed Koch – Former Politician

    C. Everett Koop – Former Surgeon General

    Rev. Wallace Ryan Kuroiwa – Clergyman

    Gerald M. Levin – Chairman, Time Warner

    Davis S. Liederman – Ex. Dir. Child Welfare League

    Paul Rabbi Menitaff – Clergyman

    Abner Mikva – Former Judge

    Richard Parsons – Pres. Time Warner

    Jay Pritzker, Chairman & CEO Hyatt Corporation

    Steven Rockefeller – Financier

    Ellen Y. Rosenberg – Activist

    Rabbi David Saperstein – Clergyman

    Herb Scannel – Pres. Nickelodeon

    Vincent Schiraldi – Dir. Justice Policy Institute

    Lyle Elmer Strom – Federal Judge

    Joe Volk – Clergyman

    Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie – Clergyman

    The following journalists actively editorialize in favor of gun control laws:

    Steve Benson – Cartoonist

    Herbert Block – Cartoonist

    Tony Auth – Cartoonist

    Herbert Block – Cartoonist

    Jim Borgman – Cartoonist

    Jimmy Breslin – Columnist

    Art Buchwald – Columnist

    Stuart Carlson – Cartoonist

    Marie Cocco – Columnist

    E.J. Dionne Jr. – Columnist

    Bonnie Erbe – Columnist

    Tom Fiedler – Columnist

    Michael Gartner – Columnist

    Mark Genrich – Columnist

    James Glassman – Editor

    Richard Harwood – Columnist

    Bob Herbert – Columnist

    Molly Ivins – Columnist

    Bill Johnson – Columnist

    Donald Kaul – Columnist

    Ann Landers – Columnist

    Mike Lane – Cartoonist

    Leonard Larson – Columnist

    Mike Luckovich – Cartoonist

    Jimmy Margulies – Cartoonist

    Doug Marlette – Cartoonist

    Deborah Mathis – Columnist

    Colman McCarthy – Columnist

    Mary McGrory – Columnist

    Jim Morin – Cartoonist

    Mike Peters – Cartoonist

    Robert Reno – Columnist

    Frank Rich – Columnist

    Cindy Richards – Columnist

    Rob Rogers – Cartoonist

    Kevin Siers- Cartoonist

    Ed Stein – Cartoonist

    Tom Teepen – Editor

    Tim Toles – Cartoonist

    Garry Trudeau – Cartoonist

    Cynthia Tucker – Columnist

    Steve Twomey – Columnist

    Steve Villano – Columnist

    Adrienne Washington – Columnist

    Don Wright – Cartoonist
    Anti-Gun Corporations/Corporate Heads

    The following listing includes the most prominent national corporations that have lent their corporate support to gun control initiatives or taken position supporting gun control.

    A & M Records
    Al Cafaro, Chrm. & CEO
    595 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10022
    (212) 826-0477
    Record Production, Entertainment

    American Century Companies
    James E. Stowers, CEO
    4500 Main St., 4th Floor
    Kansas City, MO 64111
    (816) 531-5575
    Mutual Fund & Stock Investment Company on NYSE

    American Multi Cinemas Entertainment, Inc.
    Stanley H. Durwood, Co-Chairman, CEOPeter C. Brown, President, CFO
    106 West 14th Street, #1700
    Kansas City, MO 64141
    (816) 221-4000
    Movie Theater Company

    Argosy Casino
    H. Steven Norton, President, CEO
    777 N.W. Argosy Parkway
    Riverside, MO 64150
    (816) 746-7711
    Gambling Casino Company

    Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc.
    Bennett R. Cohen Chrm. & CEO
    Rte. 100, Box 240
    Waterbury, VT 05676
    (802) 244-5641
    Ice cream and frozen yogurt

    BJC Health Systems
    Fred L. Brown, President & CEO
    4444 Forest Park Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63108
    (314) 747-9322
    Healthcare Ccompany

    Blue Cross Blue Shield – Kansas City
    John P. Mascotte, President
    P.O. Box 419169
    Kansas City, MO 64141
    (816) 395-2222
    Healthcare Ccompany

    Brooks Investments-Robert Brooks
    Robert Brooks
    45 Chesterfield Lakes Road
    Chesterfield, MO 63005
    Investment Company

    Carter Hawley Hale Stores, Inc.
    Philip M. Hawley, Chrm. & CEO
    444 South Flower Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90071
    (213) 620-0150
    Retail clothing and accessories stores

    Crown Central Petroleum Corp.
    Henry A. Rosenberg, Jr.
    One North Central Street Box 1168
    Baltimore, MD 21203
    (301) 539-7400
    Refiners and marketers of petroleum products, convenience stores

    Development Specialists – Chicago
    70 W. Madison Street, #2300
    Chicago, IL 60602
    (312) 263-4141

    Earthgrains – St. Louis
    8400 Maryland Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63105
    (314) 259-7000
    National Bread Company

    General American – St. Louis
    Richard A. Liddy, CEO
    P.O. Box 396
    St. Louis, MO 63166
    (314) 843-8700
    Life Insurance

    Hallmark Cards
    Irvine O. Hockaday, President & CEO
    P.O. Box 418307
    Kansas City, MO 64141
    (816) 274-5111
    Greeting Card Company

    Health Midwest
    2316 East Meyer Boulevard
    Kansas City, MO 64132
    (816) 751-3000
    National Healthcare Company

    ICN Biomedicals
    Adam Jerney, Chrm. & CEO
    3300 Hyland Avenue
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    (714) 545-0113
    Pharmaceutical products

    James B.Nutter Co. – Kansas City
    James B.Nutter
    4153 Broadway
    Kansas City, MO 64111
    (816) 531-2345
    Investment Banker

    Kansas City Chiefs
    Lamar Hunt, Owner
    One Arrowhead Drive
    Kansas City, MO 64129
    (816) 924-9300
    Pro Football Team

    Kansas City Royals
    David Glass, CEO
    P.O. Box 419969
    Kansas City, MO 64141
    (816) 921-8000
    Pro Baseball Team

    Kenneth Cole
    152 W. 57th Street
    New York, NY 10019
    (800) 536-2653
    Clothing retailer

    Levi Strauss & Co.
    Robert D. Haas, Chairman
    Philip Marineau, CEO
    Peter A. Jacobi, President and COO
    1155 Battery St.
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    (415) 501-6000
    FAX (415) 501-3939

    Mallinckrodt, Inc. – St. Louis
    C. Ray Holman, President & CEO
    675 McDonnell Blvd, Box 5840
    St. Louis, MO 63134
    (314) 654-2000
    Clothing Starch Company

    Maritz, Inc. – St. Louis
    William E. Maritz, Chairman & CEO
    1375 N. Highway Drive
    Fenton, MO 63099
    (314) 827-4000
    Corporate Travel & Research Company

    Michael Douglas Foundation
    3550 Wilshire
    Los Angele, CA 90010

    MNC Financial, Inc.
    Alfred Lerner, Chrm.
    Ten Light Street Box 987
    Baltimore, MD 21203
    (301) 244-5000
    Banking, financial services

    Sara Lee Corporation
    Sara Lee Foundation
    Three First National Plaza
    Chicago, IL 60602-4260
    Phone: 312-726-2600
    Fax: 312-726-3712

    Schnucks Markets
    Craig D. Schnuck
    11420 Lackland Road
    St. Louis, MO 63146
    (314) 994-9900
    Grocery Stores

    Silver Dollar City
    Peter Herschend
    One Corporate Drive
    Branson, MO 65616
    800 475-9370
    Amusement Parks

    Site Oil Company – St. Louis
    Alvin J. Siteman, President
    50 S. Bemiston
    St. Louis, MO 63105
    (314) 725-4321
    Oil Company

    Southland Corporation
    Masatoshi Ito, Chrm.
    2711 North Haskell Avenue
    Dallas, TX 75221
    Convenience stores

    Southwestern Bell Telephone- St. Louis
    One Bell Center
    St. Louis, MO 63101
    (314) 235-9800
    Telecommunications Firm

    Sport & Health, Inc.
    Don Konz, CEO
    1800 Old Meadow Rd.
    McLean, Virginia 22102
    (703) 556-6556
    Health clubs and fitness centers

    Sprint Corp PAC
    William T. Esrey, Chairman, President & CEO
    2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway
    Westwood, KS 66205
    913 624-3000
    Telecommunicaitons Firm

    SSM Health System – St. Louis
    477 N. Lindbergh
    St. Louis, MO 63141
    (314) 994-7800
    Healthcare Ccompany

    St. Louis Cardinals
    William DeWitt Jr., Controlling Owner
    250 Stadium Plaza
    St. Louis, MO 63102
    (314) 421-3263
    Pro Baseball Team

    St. Louis Rams
    Georgia Frontiere , Owner
    One Rams Way
    Earth City, MO 63045
    (314) 982-7267
    Pro Football Team

    St. Louis University
    Rev. Lawrence Biondi, President
    221 N. Grand Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63103
    (314) 977-2222
    Private Catholic University

    Stoneyfield Farms Yogurt
    Mr. Gary Hirshberg, CEO
    10 Burton Drive
    Londonderry, NH 03053
    (603) 437-7594

    Sverdrup Corp.
    Richard E. Beumer, Chairman & CEO
    13723 Riverport Drive
    Maryland Heights, MO 63043
    (314) 436-7600
    Engineering Firm

    Time Warner Inc.
    Gerald M. Levin, Chrm. & CEO
    75 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10019
    (212) 484-8000
    Publishing, film and music recordings

    TMP Worldwide/Monster.Com
    Andrew McKelvey, CEO
    1633 Broadway, 33rd Fl.
    New York, NY 10019
    Phone: 212-977-4200
    Fax: 212-956-2142
    online employment service

    Unity Health – St. Louis
    1650 Des Peres Road #301
    St. Louis, MO 63131
    (314) 909-3300
    Healthcare Ccompany

    Working Assets
    Peter Barnes, Founder
    701 Montgomery Street
    San Francisco, California 94111
    (415) 788 0777
    Long distance telephone service

    Publication and Media Outlets

    The following publications and media outlets have assisted in the attack on Second Amendment rights. The editorial policies of some of the media sources listed portray firearms in a negative manner in an attempt to generate public support for restrictions on firearms ownership. Others have refused some or all of NRA’s advertisements.

    Capital Cities/ABC
    Television Network
    77 W. 66th Street
    New York, NY 10023-6298
    (212) 456-7777

    Bell Atlantic-D.C.
    2055 L Street, N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20036
    (202) 392-9900

    Better Homes and Gardens
    1716 Locust Street
    Des Moines, IA 50309-3023
    (515) 284-3000

    Blue Chip Stamps
    15801 S. Eastern Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90040
    (213) 720-4600

    The Christian Publishing Society
    The Christian Science Monitor
    One Norway Street
    Boston, MA 02115
    (508) 586-6200

    Columbia Broadcasting Service
    CBS Television Network
    51 W. 52nd Street
    New York, NY 10019
    (212) 975-4321

    Corporation For Public Broadcasting/ PBS Television
    1320 Braddock Place
    Alexandria, VA 22314-1698
    (703) 739-5000
    (703) 739-0775 – Fax

    Cox Newspapers
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Credibank Towers, Suite 400
    2800 Biscayne Blvd.
    Miami, FL 33137
    (305) 576-7678

    Gannett News Service
    USA Today
    1000 Wilson Blvd.
    Arlington, VA 22229
    (703) 276-5806

    Johnson Publishing Company, Inc.
    Ebony Magazine
    820 S. Michigan avenue
    Chicago, IL 60605-2190
    (312) 322-9250

    Knight-Ridder Newspapers
    Detroit Free-Press
    321 W. LaFayette Blvd.
    Detroit, MI 48231
    (313) 222-6400

    Miami Herald
    One Herald Plaza
    Miami, FL 33132-1683
    (305) 350-2111

    Los Angeles Times
    Times Mirror Square
    Los Angeles, California 90053
    (213) 237-4511
    (213) 237-7679 – Fax

    McCall’s Magazine
    110 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10017-5603
    (212) 463-1000

    National Broadcasting Company
    NBC Television Network
    30 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10112
    (212) 664-4444

    Newsweek, Inc.
    Newsweek Magazine
    444 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10022-6999
    (212) 350-4000

    Rolling Stone Magazine
    Jann Wenner, Chrm. & CEO
    745 5th, Avenue
    New York, NY 10151
    (212) 758-3800

    The New York Times Corporation
    The New York Times
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  4. mariner Says:

    I’m not sure how you call this a victory.

    People who value clarity and honesty now understand that Starbucks doesn’t really care about Constitutional rights or self-defense and doesn’t want their business.

    I’ll be happy to oblige them.

    Their coffee sucks anyway.

  5. SayUncle Says:

    It’s not a real victory but read the press reports. It’s being spun as one.

  6. Austrian Anarchy Says:

    Well, I am a property rights guy and that includes telling people if they are packing that they are not welcome on your property. Starbucks didn’t do that. All they did was ask nicely if we could take the parade elsewhere.

    And I am still looking for one of those AR-15 shotguns. I already have an AK shotgun, so it would make a nice set.

  7. tincankilla Says:

    this is the best commentary i’ve seen on the issue so far:

  8. jtc Says:

    That’s quite a list there, ‘Lifer. Doesn’t hold a candle to the list that matters, though; Americans who believe the Framers and Constitutional scholars were prescient geniuses and support that work and product with their blood, sweat, and tears…which parenthetically includes gunowners. Unc would go broke trying to pay for all that bandwidth.

    But “James Bond” and “Mark Twain”? Damn, man.

  9. Paul Says:

    I agree. Starbucks is saying to go away and protests somewhere else.

    Now if you just go and drink coffee & pack your gun then ok, they are fine with that. But to disrupt the place with protest…. well they have to freedom to tell everyone to GET LOST.

    And I am fine with that.

  10. comatus Says:

    Lot of dead people on that list, just saying.
    Obviously, we’re dealing with Democrats here.

  11. tkdkerry Says:

    Starbucks is A-OK here. All along they’ve been playing the “live and let live” game within the confines of the law, which is exactly what we should be striving for. That is to say, unremarked acceptance. Not denigration, not celebration, but acceptance, the kind that doesn’t even raise an eyebrow when we have a gun on our hip, and we don’t have to say or do anything other than enjoy our coffee.

  12. Mu Says:

    The pro-gun crowd blew this one, in best Brady tradition. One national chain with a good attitude about guns, and people had to make a spectacle out of themselves till they had enough. If you want to boycott someone, do Costco. They had their customer shot for daring to carry in LV.

  13. Yelmish Says:

    I have no problems with this request from the Starbucks CEO. OC activists turned Starbucks into a parade ground. Starbucks is a private business dedicated to the quiet enjoyment of coffee and the intarwebs. Turning it into a parade ground has disrupted Howard’s business, and he has respectfully requested that you stop hut-hut-hutting through his stores with your firearms. That’s all. Don’t get all butthurt, just simmer down and pull your shirt down over your holster.

    And for the record, this statement from Starbucks wasn’t a big surprise to many gun rights advocates. Prior to the big Starbucks 2A appreciation day, I saw plenty of pro-gun blog posts and commentary advising people not to go ahead with the festivities. Don’t force anyone to be your soapbox. You hijacked Starbucks’ neutral position to be a place for your activism, and now you get to reap the consequence when they say ‘umm, so yeah we didn’t really enjoy getting dragged at gunpoint around your parade ground; please leave us out of the festivities from now on.’

    Final word: I support OC (although I personally choose CC 99% of the time), I very much appreciate OC activists, and I think it is a right that needs to be protected. I also agree that the only way to preserve this right is by people carrying openly. But Starbucks was the wrong place to stage a demonstration and we should respect the request from Howard Schultz.

  14. Patrick Says:

    Guns are for defense and sport. If you bring a gun to start an argument, you are wrong.

    Support OC. Have done it. Would do it again. The response from the company was predictable, and frankly more reasoned than I expected. I don’t know why some think it appropriate to do extraordinary things, when what they really say they want is ordinary things.

    Actually, we all know why they do it.

  15. brewerbob Says:

    Just another in a long list of reasons to not buy lousy coffee. I roast my own coffee. Most of the people I know that roast call it Charbucks.

  16. Gerry Says:

    I guess we should ask what books and magazines are acceptable to read at Starbucks? I wouldn’t want anyone to feel uncomfortable.

  17. Linoge Says:

    Starbucks made themselves quite clear, repeatedly, that they did not want to be dragged into this clusterfrak.

    Idiots dragged them into the clusterfrak.

    The predictable happened.

    I have open-carried at Starbucks before with nary an incident, but that is because I am polite, respectful, and not at all in-your-face about it. Unfortunately, not everyone is like me.

  18. Matthew Carberry Says:

    The ideal carrier’s diary entry…

    “Dear Diary,

    Carried today, didn’t worry about taking off my jacket. Didn’t have to draw my gun, didn’t even touch it. No one said anything to me and I don’t think anyone even noticed I was armed.

    It was a good day.”

  19. Jack Says:

    Starbucks gave a polite letter saying they didn’t want a part of this clusterfark.

    As Stuart the Viking said “please quit setting up your soapbox in our lobby”.

    Which, yeah perfectly acceptable.

    The problem is that Starbucks also went further and as Tam said gave a polite explination as to why they don’t want any toter’s buisness. (CC or OC).

    But since they don’t want to lose money they’ll play “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” combined with Sargent Schultz’s “I see Nothing”.

    So if you really like their product, they aren’t going to stop you, unless you make a spectale out of yourse, but that *should* go without saying.

    Now since I’m not a fan of coffee or tea I had to motivate myself to even bother patronizing their stores. I’m not exaclty motivated now.

  20. Adam Says:

    No problems here. Starbucks exists to make money, not be a shining beacon of light in the gun community. If they see a demographic of people that are costing them money and business, they owe it to their shareholders to speak out against that and keep the dollar bills flowing. If I owned a business and OCing people were taking money out of my pocket I’d say the same thing.

  21. Calvin A Says:

    One thing most commenters seem to be overlooking is that the protest was in response to all the anti-gun protests, also held at Starbucks. The people I know who OC (quite a few of them) have been going to Starbucks not to make a spectacle of themselves, but to enjoy a cup of coffee in a place where they know they won’t get hassled. I agree that there was no need to hold rallies at Starbucks, but no matter how you spin it, Starbucks just switched to the anti-gun position. Making a statement that you don’t want guns because it makes your customers less safe is absolutely false and it is an article of faith on the anti-gun side. Howard Shultz just adopted that article as policy, regardless of whether he claims they will actually enforce it.

    From now on, if an employee does call the police on someone who is quietly sitting and enjoying a cup of coffee they will be arrested and trespassed based on company policy, even if company policy was supposed to be to leave them alone to begin with.

    Finally, to Adam, do you know for a fact that gun owners were costing them money? The anti-gun crowd started this by demanding that Starbucks ban guns, long before any gun owner I’ve ever talked to had even thought about the issue. We started going to Starbucks more because they adopted a neutral stance. Now, knowing that they don’t want us there, how many will take their business elsewhere. My suspicion is that this move will cost them money. No idea how much, but I seriously doubt that this is a money maker for them.

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