“Nobody needs to be armed to get a cup of coffee,” writes Shannon Watts and Kate Beck for C
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“Nobody needs to be armed to get a cup of coffee,” writes Shannon Watts and Kate Beck for CNN Opinion. See their response to Starbucks refusing to ban loaded guns from its coffee shops in open carry states: http://on.cnn.com/13XiDHm
(Type: link | Published: 2013-07-31T00:00:00+0000)
[tsebella deraj] - I guess people have forgotten mass shootings in malls and other places of business. I would rather go to a store that allows guns in the premises than one that doesn't.
[apos haras] - If she is there and it gets robbed she sure would wish someone was packin a legal gun.... js!
[enworb irac] - Feel free not to go to Starbucks if it bothers you. Sure they don't need you.
[cinaws leahcar] - The real robberies are those prices
[ttocs wkanwamo ycart] - i really hate liberals.... WITH A PASSION
[sdnih nitsud] - Thank you Starbucks , I will certainly visit more often now. Thank you for understanding that our rights are there for a reason and that your locations are safer because you do allow legally carried weapons. Ever wonder why schools and banks are targeted?
[nammad nhoj] - Good for Starbucks! One of the safest places in the country.
[tsoy yort] - You don't like me carrying a gun, look the other way and mind your own business
[ettollog rrats] - No, you don't need to be armed to buy coffee. You need to be armed to defend yourself against the idiot who just decided he needs a latte and he may want to shoot the cute barista who turns him down constantly. But screw logic. I guess you also don't need to be armed to work at schools? This argument is played out. How about let those who have permits carry and let those who don't, not. It's simple.
[er dranoel] - All you anti gun nuts just need to get off the coffee.
[snibbor nayr] - There you go Starbucks, tell this government to stay out of your business!
[samoht nwahs] - "nobody needs to be armed to get a cup of coffee"....yep, because no criminal/nutjob has ever just walked in somewhere and decided to do harm...
[מאפמיש לא] - Instead of banning loaded guns, why not ban the GMOs that are inside them crappuchinos that make them sheeple fat and diabetic
[dreh llebpmac idoj] - I've been in Starbucks a million times. Have never heard anyone so much as raise their voice and you are concerned about some gun owner shooting a barista? Seriously? Why don't you take your concern and aim it where it belongs like all if those kids and teenagers being murdered in Chicago on a daily basis by thugs who carry illegally. You dont like somebody's policy so instead you have a cow and whine ti get yoyr way instead of going somewhere else to buy your goods. Liberalism at its best.
[atoc ttam] - When did it become wrong to protect myself? We've become a nation of wimps! Afraid of everything!
[ttuchtron ykraps tocs] - Bans don't stop the bad guys!!!
[snewo nhoj] - Criminals LOVE banned gun zones!
[ffohrev reizarf sixela] - Who cares? If someone can walk by with a gun legally then why cant they enter the shop legally? Why are people so afraid of legal gun owners? Wouldnt it be better if we paid more attention to mental health issues?
[naheem naes] - wasn't really a fan of Starbucks until now. I will be getting my coffee there now
[eulb yllek] - All Starbucks is doing is respecting state laws. So.....someone has to put their gun away to go in Starbucks but can take it in most other places within their state? This doesn't seem logical to me.
[reyloc einefets] - This is completely asinine. People carrying guns are thinking that they need to protect themselves and those around them from criminals throughout the ENTIRETY of their day, which includes getting coffee, grocery shopping, gassing up, etc.
People that follow the proper regulations in order to get a CCW should not be penalized for attempting to protect themselves.
Enabling people who have been through the classes and are certified to carry a weapon actually carry into establishments allows them and those around them to be less like sitting ducks waiting to be victimized and more like people that have a fighting chance.
[oipocorp ekul] - Why are people so afraid of guns, trust me most people with guns would only use them for protection, carry proud and responsibly.
[onivert adnohr] - Good job Starbucks!
[reyem ruhtra] - The only thing you have to worry about when going to Starbucks is if you have enough money to buy that latte...
[mottobedis bbor] - I went to Starbucks today, and I'll be there on August 8th. Maybe twice.
And if all those opposed to this stance can boycott Starbucks, I'd appreciate it. The rest of us will pickup the slack...and we won't have to wait behind you in line.
[ztil ymmat] - its their Company they can do what they want. if you don't like their policy then don't buy their products
[oipocorp ekul] - Good for them, sticking up for the constitution, this country needs a wake up call and needs to quit trying to vote their rights away, unless you want only the criminals to have guns, your choice. Btw I am not an average joe, I take substantial training, eg. High stress , and I suggest anyone else who carries also trains regularly, I've seen untrained people choke under stress, so if you carry, make sure your am asset for the general public, and not a liability if a situation arises.
[ttuchtron ykraps tocs] - But we do need to be armed when the crazies come in!!!
[lebok relyt] - Second hand smoke IS more dangerous than 'second-hand bullets'
[retnuh hacim] - Maybe she will thinks hugs and bubbles will stop a rapist or thug.
[er dranoel] - Hahaha anti gun nuts are fuming I love it.
[srewop rovert yaj] - Don't like it? Buy your coffee elsewhere. There ,problem solved.
[htims-notlib m werdna] - I feel much safer now in Starbucks. Now criminals can't bring firearms in here. They'll have to go rob Moxie Java or Dutch Bros and this public statement helped them stay informed so they won't violate Starbucks' rules
[retrac yrollam] - If its a open carry state then Starbucks isn't the only place where people can carry guns lol, target Walmart restaurants everywhere people are stupid
[dlawz kram] - Why can't you bring your CCW into a coffee shop? Sort of defeats the purpose of having CCW in the first place.
[rodeif yllaw] - Of course you don't need a gun to drink a cup of coffee, but you may need one when a maniac runs into the front door with a gun who hates coffee drinkers!
[regnille nosaj] - Why would they ban something that's LEGAL? Regardless of what it is, instituting a ban on something that is legal makes no sense at all...
[hcinahbgnauy ynnad] - Starbucks has earned my loyalty with this story. Enjoying a venti coffee right now!
[onivert eimaj] - if you don't like the law allowing citizens the right to carry, go somewhere else
[eekcm trof eitak nosaj] - Hey its a freedom that places of business have the right to allow there customers to carry or not!!
[selgo mas] - Hell yeah way to go Starbucks. Guess I was wrong about Starbucks. Always thought it was a bunch of liberal yuppies. Guess not.
[enworb irac] - Yeah Starbucks! on this one
[reprak draw salguod] - Kudos, good for them
[eseem ddot] - Love Starbucks even more now!
[nosreppe nosaj] - How dumb. Guess cops sound leave their guns in their car
[srehtaew l ynot] - Noby really needs a cup of coffee for that matter...
[keworiw nosaj] - Good for Starbucks! Businesses should not get involved in politics. I live in California (restrictions on everything) and have a place in Utah (no restrictions). Tell me what I can't have and do and I'll tell you where to shove it! You can kill just as easy as a knife, bow, etc.. You can't regulate evil! And when you try, you punish the good!
[hcabmor asil] - How the heck do you know when Im gonna need a gun?
[tluarb h egroeg] - good they shouldn't ban them
[nrubhsaw hteb yram] - Riccardo Conte at least we post intelligent coherent sentences.
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[suknip nevets] - Ask Bloomberg why all the city's and states that allow open carry have less crime then the city's and states that don't. ID like to hear his answer.
[suknip nevets] - Never had a problem at Starbucks when I open carry. I do love when people from California come to las Vegas and freak out when they see people open carry.
[orevorps nor] - Yeah right. Lets have a published gun free zone so the mass killers know where the safe soft target s.
[notyal regor] - Right. They don't need to be armed to get a cup of coffee. They only need to be armed to defend themselves.
[tfirgednav leahcim samoht] - Gun free zone is a crime target zone.
[ttemme ffej] - Kudos to Starbucks. H8ers fear what they do not understand. If they want to be sheep - let them!
[nrotasgnopkem tsac] - The people who are against guns are the ones that are too scared to even hold one. Even if guns were banned they will still be around, just like illegal drugs. Fact is there are already TONS of guns out there legal and illegal. So if you're too scared to protect yourself that's fine, but don't get in the way of people who do wanna protect themselves and their family.
[yrrep silos acceber] - Why can't good people have their guns and drink their coffee too?
[eble yeneef ennairda] - Yes, nobody needs to be armed . . . Until the criminal walks into the establishment and threatens the lives of law abiding people.
[ztrawhcs nifelttil kire] - When price is of infinite size, probability has no meaning. AKA, You can't put a price on my life, so even if the probability of needing a gun is very low, its worth it to carry one.
[debba drahcir hpesoj] - I guess you don't need one in a movie theater and an elementary school either .....
[olliramac yak] - Don't need a weapon to get a cup of coffee? Is that just like not needing a weapon in an elementary school or a movie theater?
[rettop semaj] - Tell that to the four cops murdered in a Edmonds Starbucks.
[regnuh rehtaeh] - Keep up the good job Starbucks... maybe I'll come in there sometime and try your coffee now... you're awesome. Keeping America the land of the free and not the home of the afraid.
[ecitnerp eriertselab anig] - If it's legal in the state then leave Starbucks out of it. They are just following the state's laws.
[allinob hairom] - I don't own a gun and don't plan on owning a gun ever in my life that's just my personal choice. Just as I have that right so does Starbucks and every other American who wants to carry a gun or allow people in states where it's legal to carry them. If you don't like the rule don't come to Starbucks. However I myself will be there to get my cup of tea tomorrow morning.
[dneirf ssur] - It's good business for Starbucks.
[nohcnalp divad] - Be armed the minute you leave your house. Starbucks is just on the way..
[gnauh yrrej] - lets ban smooth-bottom shoes from all starbucks because you might slip and fall, killing yourself or other people
[spillihp etan] - Since when did a criminal follow the laws?
[yerac lihp] - This was good for a laugh
[rewohnesi tnilc] - I'd like to see these anti-gun people go back to the 1700's and try to push this agenda.
[yecal auhsoj] - Nobody needs to be armed to get coffee, but it's a good idea to be armed when some nut-bag comes in to rob said coffee shop, or who knows...maybe even just to come in on a killing spree. I mean, those never happen, right? I'm a responsible gun owner. I carry. And guess what? The libs who hate guns never even know I'm carrying, and they never will unless I have to save their ungrateful lives. SMH.
[regnaleb yhtac] - If u don't like it then don't go to Starbucks, its the bad guys who carry right now wherever they go so what is wrong with the good guy finally being able to protect himself (or herself) or alteast have a chance to. It is only gonna get worse out there before it gets better people wake up
[reyab nairb] - This gun control crap is great because it makes people hate progressive liberals! This is America and people love thier right to bear arms more then anything. I know so many ex liberals now! Remember the 90s after the assault weapons ban, hiw the Republicans took over? Keep it up
[nosnhoj divad] - Most people don't understand they have probably stood right next to a person with a concealed carry & never known it. All 50 state have a conceal carry law now!
[relwof enelyt] - I stand behind Starbucks on this. I've boycotted them since they didn't stand behind our military. Think I'll give them a second chance.
[sirrah enaeb hctab atihcnoc] - I never liked Starbucks coffee anyway so I won't be around when the shooting starts.
[relleum nosaj] - i find it amazing all this anti-gun talk, when we should be talking about the funding cuts for mental hospitals, where all the crazy people who shoot innocent people should be held. if there were no cuts in budgets these crazy basterds could have been put away indefinitely. monsters like adam lanza and james holmes should have had early diagnosis and be put away, instead their shrinks failed, lanza's mom one he had an issue yet she was trying to be the "cool" single mom by teaching him how to shoot instead of addressing his mental issues, this got her killed.
[rewohnesi tnilc] - Kevin VanSlyke, if you see a gun at Starbucks it's most likely being held up anyway. Conceal carry is the way to go.
[mottobedis bbor] - People upset about Starbucks stance on this issue are just looking for a pot to stir. There is no segregation going on here. No racism. Nobody is stealing anything. And the people who conceal carry aren't the ones you need to worry about.
Get a life and try to do something productive for a change.
[rellim adnama] - And look at where all these big crimes have happened! In places where it's ILLEGAL to open carry. Places you aren't allowed to take a weapon, like to school and the theater! What's stopping some psycho from shooting up a Starbucks where there's a lot of people all the time? Right now the fact that someone may be able to shoot them back, if they are forced to ban guns then nothing would. All you anti-gun idiots need to keep to yourselves and leave my rights alone! People who have carry permits could some day save your life and you'll have wished you never ran your mouths about how ever gun owner is just waiting to kill someone.
[oipocorp ekul] - I guess this really is a divided nation lol, such a strange culture, were afraid of everything, so much for America the brave, I guess people didn't realize you have a higher chance of killing yourself than being killed by someone else in America.
[nodrog nnyw] - Cops are armed when they get coffee.
[ylegef nairb] - You might need to fight over that parking space...
[onabrud atina] - Looks like I wont be going to Starbucks d&d is better anyway
[yesnik drahcir] - No respectable human being should step foot in a starbucks to begin with.
[suknip nevets] - I wonder why gun stores never have robberies? I think my gun is broken because it sits on my hip all day and never goes off. Ooo. Those scary guns. Lol.
[tamal nyrhtak h] - It's not like I do Starbucks every day, or even every week. But I find, lately, that I just don't want to do them at all
[nilhgual kcir] - That's because they are true American company and unlike our president and most libtards respect the constitution . You should follow suite CNN.
[dreh llebpmac idoj] - Don't go to Starbucks if you don't like their gun policy. There are tons of overpriced coffee shops around.
[nnig nhoj] - She misses the point. Carrying a gun has nothing to do with ordering a coffee. It's exercising the 2nd amendment.
[naynur yrrab] - Good for Starbucks. If the gun isn't smoking, it shouldn't bother anybody.
[yelaf darb] - Good for starbucks. Way to stand up to the gun grabbers!
[netteg semaj] - Starbucks is too expensive anyway. There's better coffee at lower prices at numerous other shops.
[gnilggig zeyenworb] - personally i don't like starbucks... but i support their decision not to ban guns where they are legally allowed... good job starbucks!!!
[draloow lehcar] - Shannon and Kate - your opinions suck. Get a life.
[ppink kcin] - I wouldnt walk into any company building that is anti-gun and prohibits firearms/weapons. Even if i wasnt carrying. They wont have my support, nor my money!
[er dranoel] - You anti gun nut jobs are great entertainment. I haven't laughed this hard in awhile. Thank you.
[rebrag eam eirrac] - CANADIANS - do you want to be vacationing in the US - and standing in line with your children at a Starbucks behind someone with a loaded gun ? ? ? READ this story -
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[dradeb enahs] - No one cares what shannon watts says anyways. Sub par journalist at best.
[eus ylrebmik] - I am sorry, but I do not find Starbucks and abandoning their "moral compass".... I actually find them upholding it...thank you.
[ztluf mada] - How about not patronizing their business if you don't agree with them? I hear Caribou Coffee make a mean latte.
[ecnav yrogerg] - It's called the Bill of Rights, not a bill of perceived needs and privileges which can be granted or revoked at the whim of an ignorant mob mentality. You anti 2nd amendment trolls had better get used to this fact.
[drofla d trebor] - Time for a boycott of Starbucks
[namredla latsyrc] - We have the right to carry weapons everywhere if we have a cwp!! So everyone needs to get real and get the guns from the people who are not supposed to have them and clean up these streets or WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO DO IT!! This country has to be taken back already!!
[rebew darb] - Why aren't there many shootings at police stations? Guns live there. Why are most shootings at places with "Gun Free Zone" signs on them? Easy pickings.
[rehcaldez fotsirhc] - it sure is irony that cigarettes are banned because „smoking kills” while automatic weapons are welcome ...
[yrrep de] - Don't like this OVER PRICED COFFEE ANY WAYS.
[ollijurt ynnhoj] - Starbucks is just trying to appeal to the conservatives. They have always been know as liberal. Maybe they are in the middle (: Both libs and cons have their flaws. That's why I am a centrist.
[snamaes ettenaj] - They do know that guns weren't allowed in the Sandy Hook school, right?
[nesnah ffej] - After gz i wouldnt help any Of u nuts ill let The criminals have You and do The Paper work later
[neisir hteb] - Way to go Starbucks!
[bawhcs divad] - everyone needs to carry concealed. and guess what!! there would be no crime
[sworrub etan] - Ah yes, so only those who follow the laws are without protection while the bad guys who don't follow laws continue to carry firearms with the intent to harm the innocent...
[namlettig evets] - I've tasted their coffee. Somebody should be shot.
[rehoob belac] - Well, shannon and kate... it would suck if you 2 decided to get a cup of coffee at your favorite liberal coffee shop, and someone decides to rob the store and all the store patrons... who is goin to stop that from happening? Oh, i know... NO ONE!!! Cause you think guns are dangerous and kill people!! Well, ive never heard of a gun just going off on its own and killing people... takes a finger on the trigger... but youre too dense and ignorant for that to get thru your thick skulls!! But go ahead and think libtard like... because its people like you that have ruined this country!!!!!
[senoj a nemrac] - Karen B, you're so right. They think that law abiding citizens that carry a gun are criminals when all we want is a chance to defend ourself from the real criminals and psychos who don't follow him bans and laws. People wake up, so ignorant, smh
[elbmarb nerak] - "the company is willing to put children and families in so much danger" You think the legal carriers are going to shoot up the place? Or rather, you think thugs who want to rob it are going to NOT bring in guns because Starbucks banned them?? I really dont get this mentality. People are afraid of inanimate objects and dont consider that the problem is who's carrying. And someone with bad intentions isnt going to stop posing a danger because SB bans guns.
[remorc ydnar] - Starbucks has my vote
[ettedua yrogerg] - Love Starbucks even more now !!!
[nodrog nnyw] - @John Koth yet you felt the need to comment. You suck at trolling
[notlem nhoj] - Rosa Parks didnt NEED to ride in the front of the bus either
[dnoggiw nonra] - I took a picture of a guy at Starbucks with his Glock. He posed much more of a threat by bringing a deadly weapon into the place than any level of safety he provided. His "right" to own a gun does not trump my right to life.
[er dranoel] - Mental John in the house!
[krik krik] - ...what's wrong with practicing safe coffee? .... :P
[etnalpal nhoj] - You don't need an umbrella either, but it sure comes in handy when S$&@ happens! Good for Starbucks!
[reveeb laen ylrebmik] - Um, "lax gun laws" did not cause the Sandy Hook tragedy. Criminals don't ask permission or follow the law. Some people are so stupid! Get your coffee from home if you don't like Starbucks stance on open carry.
[nameloc luap] - If a patron starts a gun battle with an armed robber, many other patrons could be hurt or killed. The only reason to carry a gun is because you are scared. That includes the police and the cowardly NRA members.
[xosrewob kram] - That afraid stay at home and brew your own lol
[yellek aned] - Anti-gunners are such a pain in the rear end. A person legally carrying concealed is not a threat to you, and I applaud (and will seek to support!) businesses that don't try to interfere with people exercising their rights, be it freedom of speech or the right to be armed. Go Starbucks!
[htims selliasrev] - No one gets shot in Starbucks. If concealed carry is legal in those states, people will still be armed outside. Banning these people from Starbucks won't make anyone safer.
[nostod .r kram] - Open carry? I know that many states allow carry CONCEALED weapon permits, but open carry, other than law enforcement?
[neddam eirelav] - Your life is not worth what they pay gift wrap the cash register and say Merry Christmas I know I work in the industry as well in Canada at Tim Hortons the money is insured what about you
[lemmorf lehcar] - These days, you need a gun EVERYWHERE
[iniuqsabac-tedocel nevets] - They should ban their overpriced coffee.
[swehttam arbed] - Woo hoo. Keep it going
[retrac yrollam] - It's not Starbucks allowing guns in an open carry state lol . I went to Texas Roadhouse once and sat next to some guys with Guns
[effilnuc ikcin] - Nobody, until you're hiding under a table because someone crazy decided to pick your starbucks as a target for their morning glory. Then you are praying to every God known to man, for someone to PLEASE have a gun on them!!
[aginuz ekaj] - Ha!. I bet her story would change if she or a family member got robbed. It doesn't matter where you shop, C n C should always be allowed
[drahcir ydoc] - Good job Starbucks
[regnisieg-onerom irrol] - Don't like it? Buy your coffee at a different establishment!
[nosdlog noj] - Ban guns from all the places people don't use them, 'Merican logic
[sknah yrral] - Loaded, legally possessed handguns should only be banned in prison visiting areas. There's no reason to ban, legally possessed handguns anywhere else.
[uw yoj] - and who needs a gun to pick up a child from school or go to the market or to the movies? Let's see...Newtown, Gabby Giffords, Aurora? Let's give these 2 open minded, PC liberals a bumper sticker, "I'm not armed so feel free to ROB me, attack me...whatever you want."
[renseg divad] - thank god the criminals will follow the rule!
[nosslin onalim nerak] - my god leave it alone would you all just get on to what matters. People have been carrying for centuries, and you never paid any attention to it. So just get over it!
[avella'd einniv] - CNN and its writers are Liberals and therefore are invalid as journalists.
[trebla assil] - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1u0Byq5Qis
This woman would have saved her parents' lives at a cafe had it not been a gun-free zone and she'd had her firearm with her.
[enserfud s nnil] - Goodbye Starbucks, hello Dunkin Donuts
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[acinorev norahs] - So ridiculous not to ban guns in their stores... they're just cowtowing to the gun lobbies and gun-natics (gun fanatics). I wish that no one had a gun except for cops. I miss the days when people who argued (or were nuts) got into fist fights, nowadays these folks go on shooting rampages. If folks didn't have guns we stand a chance when someone goes ballistic, but with gun-toters we're all in trouble :(
[azrag o siwel] - Ella, what you just said word for word is called projection. a common psychological issue. Just cause you cannot trust yourself with a gun, don't project your personal insecurities on lawful gun owners.
[sdrawde evad] - Private company.. They have their own opinions and their own decisions for their businesses and if you don't like it don't go to those places...
[llih iro] - And nobody thought they would need guns at school either.....
[ggus htebazile] - Why would they ban it if it's legal? Have all other businesses banned it?
[lleb nivek] - Good For Starbucks, they know how to be a REAL American!
[lael leztay aleciram] - So, just like the Aurora shooter didn't take guns into the theater because they didnt allow CC guns? Right. People trying to rob Starbucks are going to say
"Oh no guys, we can't rob Starbucks, they don't allow guns in there!"
[nrubhsaw hteb yram] - Luanne Benimeli Woodall. The point of a CCP is you don't need to know. You don't have any more right to that information than I have to your private information.
[nrubhsaw hteb yram] - Riccardo Conte you think pro-guns are stupid? What is a pro-gun?
[nrubhsaw hteb yram] - Karen Hughes you are not "aloud" (sic I hate type ahead too). See we didn't like British rule that's why we don't live there
[nrubhsaw hteb yram] - So basically y'all believe you have the RIGHT to tell Starbucks how to run their business. Can they come to your house and tell you what to do in return?
[kcocnah eoj] - My family loves Starbucks and Guns;God bless America.
[drallimer noel] - Most law abiding citizen are not your problem, it's the criminal element of society which our incompetent pres refuse to do anything about except give the criminals more guns!!!
[suknip nevets] - So to all gun owners. If its not posted on the door go right on in. If they give you trouble call the police and file a report. Then file a lawsuit against the business.
[suknip nevets] - Walmart out here tried to tell me I could not carry in the store and called the police. The police told them were is your no firearm post?they said everyone knows Walmart does not allow guns. The police officer laughed and told them just because it common for people to believe that, with out a post on the door saying so people can carry in your store. Walmart still has no sign.
[suknip nevets] - Does it make me a so called gun nut to want to be able to protect my family when we are out? Why should I have to wait for police to come in ten minutes, being aware if my surroundings and pro active does not make me our my family paranoid or a gun nuts.
[suknip nevets] - Any business has the right to not allow firearms into their store. I'm sure it is different in every state. In Las Vegas or Nevada a business must file with the state saying they do not want to allow gun in their store,and it must be posted on the entrance for everybody to see. Costco did that in Las Vegas so guess what I don't do to Costco.
[suknip nevets] - O Tom is so tuff he can jump and move so fast and has never served his country and says only wimps carry. Well I carry I also serve my country I guess I'm a wimp right Tom.
[suknip nevets] - You know nothing about guns or gun laws in the US Carrie. So stay in Canada. Not to mention you are an idiot.
[suknip nevets] - Las Vegas is open carry and Chicago is not and we have way less crime then they do. Open carry says one thing to criminals, leave me the heck alone. And guess what they do they instead go for all you easy targets who are not armed.
[zednanreh aim] - Nothing like an expresso to compliment your oozzie automatic...
[redienhcs nahtan] - Shannon Watts and Kate Beck need to read this. "The Lakewood police officer shooting took place on Sunday, November 29, 2009, when four Lakewood, Washington police officers were murdered at a coffee shop in the Parkland unincorporated area of Pierce County, Washington:" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakewood,_Washington_police_officer_shooting
[kilal yaj] - Because people carry guns only for Starbucks encounter only, not to and fro. Stupid liberals....
[sajor divad] - This writer is an idiot... "Nobody needs to be armed to get a cup if coffee"??? So that means police officers are not allowed to drink coffee while on duty?????
[rekab giarc] - Starbucks is soooo 1990! Who even shops there anymore?
[nosilla haras] - Welp, there goes any business I give them from here on out. My second amendment rights don't stop just because I happen to walk through your doors, Starbucks. It's not about -needing- to be armed, it's about I HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE ARMED. Honestly, when your coffee shops get robbed (by people with guns, very likely), you're going to wish that there was someone there with a gun, open carry or otherwise to help out if, God forbid, someone wants to make Starbucks the next Aurora, CO.
[sitteb ennazus] - I'm sure it will be interesting to be in a crowded Starbucks with people carrying and everyone already being on edge because they haven't had their morning coffee. Those barristas better make sure they don't screw up those orders now. lol More power to Starbucks...it's their business. I used to carry in Walmart, the movies, etc in Georgia and nobody knew.
[ymalleb nhoj] - Starbucks will get all my coffee business now.
[llihkrap ykcir] - To Starbucks just remember in a state with the right to carry " if a business will not let you carry inside there building THEY ARE TOTALLY RESPONSABLE IF YOUR , YOUR GUN IS STOLEN FROM YOUR CAR, IF YOU ARE IN ANYWAY HURT BY ANYONE, AND MUST PAY FULL RESTITUTION FOR AND BILLS THAT OCCURRED WHILE THERE " just ask wal-mart.
[oipocorp ekul] - The Following sentence is true, the previous statement is false.
[kcirdahs ettevy] - Yay Starbucks!!!!!!
[splehp yrrej] - What else would you expect from CNN
[yerfluap cire] - The Starbucks in Chicago is happy
[yerfluap cire] - What about those Starbucks with drive thru will you still take my order if I am carrying my concealed weapon or will you tell your employees to not take my order if they notice my gun
[yerfluap cire] - Is Starbucks anti NRA
[yerfluap cire] - I go up to Starbucks ask for a gun powdered latte
[ebmoctag trebor] - Latte and a Glock...only way to start the day.
[sronnoc bob] - Ha Ha your using Texas as an example of a good state ? I'm a handgun collector but that's is hysterical . Next you'll be telling us Florida is just wonderful . You live there not me no freaking way.
[enotsremmah haidebej] - My problem is that there are no devices in place to know if someone is armed- so basically a criminal could carry a gun into the store- but legally armed citizens would be required to place theirs in their vehicle?
[nesnah-odlanir yram] - I'm so tired of people forming organizations to shove their opinions down everyone else's throats. As a Mom of 3 girls, I take offense to the name of her organization and their position. Not all Mom's agree. What makes Gun Sense to me is teaching and educating your kids about firearms. There are PSA's about about smoking, safe sex, drugs, aids, drinking & driving, and even about gambling problems but not one commercial, not one PSA on gun safety, the dangers of handling a gun or the consequences of pulling a trigger. I
[ecyoj kcuhc] - Idiots. People commit vehicular homicide, both drunk and sober, yet I don't see any of these clowns trying to ban alcohol and automobiles.
[sager noj] - If you don't like the policy Sharon and Kate don't go to Starbucks-I don't mind the policy, its the arrogant clientele that keeps me from there
[noremac mot] - Same on Starbucks ..... an armed gun is just waiting for an idiot to pull the trigger.
[lliencm eed] - I am applauding these mums from Australia....
[namresuah namrahs] - I support SB and the 2nd!
[kcollop ycnan] - Why watch that show "ridiculousness" when u can listen to it right here. Lmao
[nosliw dleifretsew nyleve] - Wow, good for you Starbucks!!!
[snewo ymmat] - Yeah, just what we need, guns and caffine together in 1 place
[ollirum nayrb] - Wish these two idiot women worried about the homeless and hungry as they do about guns. Now that's a problem.
[retxim bob] - It is their right, don't buy your coffee there.
CNN: “Nobody needs to be armed to get a cup of coffee,” writes Shannon Watts and Kate Beck for C - 200th Comments
[mahgninnuc nitsirk] - There's a proposition in Kansas that would mandate that all companies that have policies banning weapons on their premises must provide gun owners with a safe place to store their weapon and adequate armed security. Seems like a great plan to me!
[draloow lehcar] - I LOVE my open carry state!!! And I love my Starbucks with my .40 on my side. There are plenty of other coffee establishments to go to, and if Starbucks banned guns, you better believe they will lose a ton of business. Educate yourself people!!! Ignorance is what is killing this country!
[htims anomar] - So when the bad guy busts in to rob a Starbucks how grateful will you be if the guy behind you is carrying? Especially if the bad guy points his gun at you.
[nosred aelle] - I was in the grocery store with my child and a guy is walking around with a gun on his side...just a regular citizen....that was scary to me....didnt like it. He may be the one to use it on us...who says he will be the one to "save us".
[tnek salohcin] - Starbucks CAN'T ban guns in open carry states because they are a public accommodation. Guess no one read the Civil Rights Act of 1964
[neirb'o kram] - What you don't know won't hurt you, You would be surprised who carries concealed
[seacaeled elad] - Good for Starbucks for not falling to liberal machine that wants to destroy our constitution piece by piece. You want tolerance from everyone and refuse to give any.
[nosweh ekrub nyliram] - If the fact that it is allowed, maybe people would think twice about robbing the place. Not knowing who just may be shooting back.
[repard leinad] - how can these mothers get it all wrong? Let's see, a gun toting maniac walks into a starbucks and starts shooting up the place. everybody is killed because....nobody else has a gun to fight back? OR Maniac is killed because everybody has a gun to fight back. The police cannot be everywhere.
[noskalsa sivart] - Shannon watts you are an idiot. How are us responsible law abiding citizens endangering children with an inanimate object? How effective is saying guns are banned from this location when its a criminal walking in there to shoot people? Are you going to throw your iced latte on them and chill them to death? Or maybe your hot coffee and piss them off? Or maybe a law abiding citizen who is carrying and has the means and capability to end the POS before they can do any real damage will be more successful and probably save you and your families lives. SECONDLY why are your children drinking coffee?
[sdlihc lainad] - Gross coffee anyways. Just another reason not to enter a store.
[zeugirdor ekim] - the answer to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun open and shut case,if the communists from connecticut dont like america they should go to france lol
[llenseuq nave] - You areonly hurting law abiders
[kcirtaplik eibbed] - Carrie if we gun carrying Americans scare you stay home
[rebrag eam eirrac] - Loaded firearms and legal stimulants. . . not a great combination I would think ?
[rebrag eam eirrac] - Is there a Facebook page to lobby Starbucks to reconsider their "neutrality" on loaded guns in small spaces . . . I found the "Gun Owners support Starbucks Annually on Feb 22nd" FB page . . . should we start one to discuss other responses other than the petition currently circulating ?
[rebrag eam eirrac] - Starbucks Canada - customer service email to Corproate Responsibility is customerservice.starbucks.com/app/contact/ask_company_info/
[eloc llessur] - Pretty cool of Starbucks.
[rebew darb] - Susan, why is that perverse? Is someone prohibits another from defending themselves, shouldn't they be liable?
[yelnah asiram] - Um stupid, some crazy person could come up in there shooting and you will be glad when that one customer has his gun and takes the shooter out! If you don't carry a gun you are just a target!
[yeuh tyoh ikciv] - Putting up a sign that forbids firearms is not going to stop a crazy from shooting up the place. If he/she wants to shoot up a place, nothing is going to stop them. They usually buy guns illegally too.
[agetro anitsirc] - I'm sorry. Maybe I'm not as smart as I think I am but what does Starbucks have to do with gun control? If you are a concerned and outraged mother about guns in a coffee shop(a public place,) you should be equally outraged about any other public place. AND if the root of your outrage is really that there are open carry laws in 43 states, you should take it up with the law-makers. Take your outrage and petition to the correct venue;take it to your congressman. I don't expect a business to discriminate against its customers.
[hpesoj semaj] - its a right of true citizens of this country to carry
[hcuaryew nek] - lol, anti-gun nuts are a sad bunch.
[nitram mot] - Don't be so short-sighted. You hope you don't need to be packing heat at Starbucks but if you need it and have it you'll be happy! Good grief people - think things through.
[yevrah naes] - Unless your trying to commit suicide , Starbucks is the safest place to get coffee ! Nobody is gonna rob or go giun crazy with its customers packing ! It like running into a police station saying stick em up ! You'd have to be nuts !
[keworiw nosaj] - Also, in carry states.. For every bad guy carrying there are 2-3 good guys carrying. And you still have to get licensed to carry.. ie pass background and mental.
[eraseced leahcim] - Good for Starbucks.
[rolyat mas] - Hey, if you don't like it, don't go to a Starbucks in an open carry state. Liberals need to stop forcing their beliefs on others. Something tells me there aren't to many opponents in Souix Falls! Kudos to Starbucks for allowing their rules to match local culture.
[ttocs ennaoj] - This Watts woman needs to remember that she lives in a country that allows someone to legally carry a gun. I'm glad Starbucks isn't going to ban them
[inirrapsag luap] - +1 for starbucks
[namwen semaj] - Stop crime ! Carry !
[legne regeurk acissej] - People who go through the process of getting permits aren't the ones you need to worry about. It's the ones that don't have permits you have to worry about.
[atlov ordnassela] - The criminal element is going to look at you and say you got something they want. How do you know the guy sitting next to you has a legal gun and is not a bad guy. They will wait for the opportunity to take you down and steal your gun.
This is not Hollywood where the good guy always wins.
Side Note: Most shootings in "Old West" were in the back...
[nosvoht assilem] - Or do they? Good for Starbucks. What's the purpose of being able to legally carry a gun if every business bans them?
[rekrab enegue salguod] - and shouldnt need armed protection in our schools either, but hey what do I know.
[kralc nala] - They may need to be armed to stop someone from robbing the store
[sdlihc ffoeg] - Starbucks sends mixed messages. But I totally support this decision. Glad to see more businesses doing this...
[naheehs eoj] - What about cops? You don't want them in there? Or do you want them to leave their guns in the car? Good job Starbucks. A silly company ban would do nothing. I can just see it now, a guy carrying an illegal gun says, darn I can't bring this inside Starbucks because it is against company policy.
[elgaeb nosaj] - Well I feel safer in a Starbucks now!
[smailliw suhpecob] - Way to Go Starbucks!!!! "SNTGB"
[sgnilwar eilatan] - Heather they sell other things besides coffee
[eiram asil] - that's so awesome!
[drapoel nayc] - Why should they ban firearms? Sure nothing my happen in the starbucks, but what about before you get there or after you leave. Carrying a firearm had nothing to do with any one place a person may go but to insure the are prepared ever day for what may come
[repooc .g htiek] - AMERICA has gone mad! When is the stupidity going to end.
[sgnilwar eilatan] - So what if there was a robbery taking place at the Starbucks you are in? What if some crazy ex bf or gf (whichever) comes in swinging a gun around and threatening people?
[dyob nagol] - That's stupid, people carry guns carry them to be safe, not to shoot others, crazy people carry guns to shoot people, gun bans don't stop crazy people they just create more
[onivert eimaj] - From what i gather, CNN does not like guns many people do not approve of the 2nd amendment, Starbucks is ok with guns......simple solution......watch another channel, move to a country that does not have a law similar to the 2nd amendment or remove it from constitution, don't go to Starbucks...why all the fighting
[anav kram] - Don't buy $7.00 coffee sorry but I do like my $.48 bullets...