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Starbucks tells Brady Campaign to shove it !

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Chee-to, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=5367

    http://www.examiner.com/x-2782-DC-Gun-Rights-Examiner~y2010m2d5-Let-them-drink-Starbucks

    Maybe Brady Campaign Should Switch To Decaf

    Friday, February 05, 2010


    The hand-wringers at the Brady Campaign must have figured out what the rest of us have known for quite some time. Having been rendered all but entirely irrelevant, at least for the time being, the group is resorting to weird publicity stunts, in a vain attempt to again be taken seriously by its former not-so-secret admirers in the national anti-gun news media.

    Last month, the group gave President Obama an “F” for “failed leadership” on gun control, accusing him of “squandering” the opportunity to push for tighter gun control laws. Now it’s attacking Starbucks for allowing people to carry firearms in its stores as provided for by state law.

    Get this doozie: “It’s everyone’s right to sit in a restaurant or coffee shop with their families without intimidation or fear of guns,” the Brady Campaign says, in its modern rendition of FDR’s famous “freedom from fear” quote.

    Not surprisingly, while the Brady Campaign easily fabricates a “right” to feel free from fear, it angrily scoffs at the right to self-protection by encouraging its minions to sign a petition demanding that Starbucks establish a gun policy more restrictive than state law. “I demand that Starbucks stand up for the safety of its customers and prohibit guns in your [sic] retail establishments,” the petition reads.

    A call to Starbucks has confirmed what was pretty obvious on its face. The company is in the business to sell coffee, not jump in the middle of a Brady-generated squabble that state law has already resolved in favor of the right to carry firearms, in certain circumstances. Starbucks also isn’t in business to help Brady get its name in the paper.

    The Brady Campaign’s resorting to this kind of silliness is understandable. It was once the most influential anti-gun group in town, able to claim some of the “credit” for the temporary imposition of the federal handgun waiting period between 1994 and 1998 and the federal “assault weapon” ban between 1994 and 2004.

    But in recent years it has experienced the longest losing streak in gun control history. The waiting period has expired in favor of the instant check system. The 1994 gun ban has expired. The number of Right-to-Carry states has continued to rise. The list goes on, at the federal, state and local level. And the group’s core arguments about the Second Amendment were rejected entirely by the Supreme Court in the Heller case. President Obama even signed bills into law which included provisions allowing the carrying of firearms in national parks according to state law, and protecting the sale of surplus military ammunition components to the private sector.

    And today, the media’s gun control darling is not the Brady Campaign’s leader, former Fort Wayne, Indiana mayor Paul Helmke, who spends his time blogging about gun control on the Huffington Post website, where members on the fringe gather to rant about mainstream America. Today, the leader of the gun control movement is billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who spends his time (and money) as mayor of America’s most influential city.

    Gun owners who like coffee ought to drop Starbucks a line and respectfully encourage the company to stay above the fray into which anti-gun activists are trying to drag them. Click here to do so. As for the Brady Campaign, let’s hope things continue at the present rate. If they do, before too long we’ll have to explain who the group was, before it was forced to close its doors for lack of interest.

    Click here to do so.
    http://www.starbucks.com/customer/contact_forms.asp?nav=3e

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  2. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Chee-to. I sent a note to Starbucks today to support our 2nd amendment right.


    Will
     
  3. m469699

    m469699 Beaverton Member

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    Bravo! Thanks Chee-to! That link on the bottom makes it easy.
     
  4. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    really 2 thumbs up.
     
  5. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Awesome!!!


    BTW- Last night (me and my wife) were sitting in one of the local Starbucks sipping our Triple-Venti Caramel-Moccioto's (suger-free, vanilla... easy on the cramel, LOL) and visted with my kids' school vice-principle who happend by while we were in there. We found out we both love to cruise on our motorcycles (I was still in biker leathers and he saw my Harley outside).

    So anyway while we were chatting and sipping coffee (aka liquid desert) you'd be interested to know that I was heavily armed with a .45acp with 30 rounds between the magazine in the pistol and the two spares in my carry rig... he (nor anyone else) knew about, and nobody was in fear or intimidated by my CONCEALED weapon... maybe they were by my leather-clad-6'tall-3'wide shoulders-205-lbs.-frame, complete with RPG scar accross my nose that gives me a ruggedly handsome look (IMHO...LOL)... but not my LEGALLY CONCEALED pistol.... Brady Campaign = stupid jack-holes.
     
  6. jagerMR

    jagerMR Hillsboro Member

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    Good for this PRIVATE BUSINESS
    been a PRIVATE business means you get to do what you want without the PC special interest groups and government telling you how to run your business.
    Im going to buy a Starbucks right now, whilst carrying concealed, to buya black coffee
    This will be the first starbucks i think i've had in 8years(?)

    They still serve black coffee in these places?:D;)
     
  7. kgasso

    kgasso Grants Pass, OR New Member

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    Heh, the Brady Campaign's silly little stunts are starting to become reminiscent of the crap pulled by groups like PETA.
     
  8. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Agreed.
     
  9. EUGENE the REALTOR

    EUGENE the REALTOR Portland Metro Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Sent my comments! Thanks
     
  10. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Just wrote them :)
     
  11. A2theK

    A2theK Olympia Member

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    I sent a "thank you" for allowing us to protect ourselves in your store too to SB.
     
  12. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    Terrible, terrible black coffee. You should see what they have to say about Starbucks on the coffee nerd forums....
     
  13. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    message sent...
     
  14. m469699

    m469699 Beaverton Member

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    +1 kgasso! Smells like desperation.
     
  15. Bark

    Bark Oregon Member

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    Great info,message sent, thanks. On my way to get a mocha:thumbup:
     
  16. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    message sent .. awsome, thanks for posting..
     
  17. Tactical SS

    Tactical SS Washington Member

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    I just wrote them too. Nice job Starbucks!
     
  18. judicator

    judicator McMinnville Active Member

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    Just fired off a letter of appreciation, even though I don't drink coffee and rarely even set foot in their stores!
     
  19. SiegGeringer

    SiegGeringer Snohomish Co WA Member

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    I definitely think dropping a note is a good idea...I did on their regular site and have been trying to get people to leave positive remarks on their Facebook site too. So far the pros are outdoing the antis by far. All you FBers should join in.

    http://www.facebook.com/Starbucks?ref=mf
     
  20. LogicBomb

    LogicBomb Grants Pass Active Member

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    WTG starbucks! but ill stick to my Dutch Bros