“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)
[jared allebest] - 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.
[sarah sopa] - If she is there and it gets robbed she sure would wish someone was packin a legal gun.... js!
[cari browne] - Feel free not to go to Starbucks if it bothers you. Sure they don't need you.
[rachael swanic] - The real robberies are those prices
[tracy omawnakw scott] - i really hate liberals.... WITH A PASSION
[dustin hinds] - 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?
[john damman] - Good for Starbucks! One of the safest places in the country.
[troy yost] - You don't like me carrying a gun, look the other way and mind your own business
[starr gollotte] - 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.
[leonard re] - All you anti gun nuts just need to get off the coffee.
[ryan robbins] - There you go Starbucks, tell this government to stay out of your business!
[shawn thomas] - "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...
[אל שימפאמ] - Instead of banning loaded guns, why not ban the GMOs that are inside them crappuchinos that make them sheeple fat and diabetic
[jodi campbell herd] - 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.
[matt cota] - When did it become wrong to protect myself? We've become a nation of wimps! Afraid of everything!
[scot sparky northcutt] - Bans don't stop the bad guys!!!
[john owens] - Criminals LOVE banned gun zones!
[alexis frazier verhoff] - 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?
[sean meehan] - wasn't really a fan of Starbucks until now. I will be getting my coffee there now
[kelly blue] - 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.
[stefenie colyer] - 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.
[luke procopio] - Why are people so afraid of guns, trust me most people with guns would only use them for protection, carry proud and responsibly.
[rhonda trevino] - Good job Starbucks!
[arthur meyer] - The only thing you have to worry about when going to Starbucks is if you have enough money to buy that latte...
[robb sidebottom] - 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.
[tammy litz] - its their Company they can do what they want. if you don't like their policy then don't buy their products
[luke procopio] - 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.
[scot sparky northcutt] - But we do need to be armed when the crazies come in!!!
[tyler kobel] - Second hand smoke IS more dangerous than 'second-hand bullets'
[micah hunter] - Maybe she will thinks hugs and bubbles will stop a rapist or thug.
[leonard re] - Hahaha anti gun nuts are fuming I love it.
[jay trevor powers] - Don't like it? Buy your coffee elsewhere. There ,problem solved.
[andrew m bilton-smith] - 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
[mallory carter] - 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
[mark zwald] - Why can't you bring your CCW into a coffee shop? Sort of defeats the purpose of having CCW in the first place.
[wally fiedor] - 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!
[jason ellinger] - 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...
[danny yuangbhanich] - Starbucks has earned my loyalty with this story. Enjoying a venti coffee right now!
[jamie trevino] - if you don't like the law allowing citizens the right to carry, go somewhere else
[jason katie fort mckee] - Hey its a freedom that places of business have the right to allow there customers to carry or not!!
[sam ogles] - Hell yeah way to go Starbucks. Guess I was wrong about Starbucks. Always thought it was a bunch of liberal yuppies. Guess not.
[cari browne] - Yeah Starbucks! on this one
[douglas ward karper] - Kudos, good for them
[todd meese] - Love Starbucks even more now!
[jason epperson] - How dumb. Guess cops sound leave their guns in their car
[tony l weathers] - Noby really needs a cup of coffee for that matter...
[jason wirowek] - 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!
[lisa rombach] - How the heck do you know when Im gonna need a gun?
[george h brault] - good they shouldn't ban them
[mary beth washburn] - Riccardo Conte at least we post intelligent coherent sentences.
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[steven pinkus] - 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.
[steven pinkus] - 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.
[ron sprovero] - Yeah right. Lets have a published gun free zone so the mass killers know where the safe soft target s.
[roger layton] - Right. They don't need to be armed to get a cup of coffee. They only need to be armed to defend themselves.
[thomas michael vandegrift] - Gun free zone is a crime target zone.
[jeff emmett] - Kudos to Starbucks. H8ers fear what they do not understand. If they want to be sheep - let them!
[cast mekpongsatorn] - 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.
[rebecca solis perry] - Why can't good people have their guns and drink their coffee too?
[adrianne feeney elbe] - Yes, nobody needs to be armed . . . Until the criminal walks into the establishment and threatens the lives of law abiding people.
[erik littlefin schwartz] - 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.
[joseph richard abbed] - I guess you don't need one in a movie theater and an elementary school either .....
[kay camarillo] - 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?
[james potter] - Tell that to the four cops murdered in a Edmonds Starbucks.
[heather hunger] - 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.
[gina balestreire prentice] - If it's legal in the state then leave Starbucks out of it. They are just following the state's laws.
[moriah bonilla] - 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.
[russ friend] - It's good business for Starbucks.
[david planchon] - Be armed the minute you leave your house. Starbucks is just on the way..
[jerry huang] - lets ban smooth-bottom shoes from all starbucks because you might slip and fall, killing yourself or other people
[nate phillips] - Since when did a criminal follow the laws?
[phil carey] - This was good for a laugh
[clint isenhower] - I'd like to see these anti-gun people go back to the 1700's and try to push this agenda.
[joshua lacey] - 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.
[cathy belanger] - 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
[brian bayer] - 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
[david johnson] - 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!
[tylene fowler] - 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.
[conchita batch beane harris] - I never liked Starbucks coffee anyway so I won't be around when the shooting starts.
[jason mueller] - 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.
[clint isenhower] - Kevin VanSlyke, if you see a gun at Starbucks it's most likely being held up anyway. Conceal carry is the way to go.
[robb sidebottom] - 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.
[amanda miller] - 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.
[luke procopio] - 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.
[wynn gordon] - Cops are armed when they get coffee.
[brian fegely] - You might need to fight over that parking space...
[anita durbano] - Looks like I wont be going to Starbucks d&d is better anyway
[richard kinsey] - No respectable human being should step foot in a starbucks to begin with.
[steven pinkus] - 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.
[h kathryn lamat] - 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
[rick laughlin] - That's because they are true American company and unlike our president and most libtards respect the constitution . You should follow suite CNN.
[jodi campbell herd] - Don't go to Starbucks if you don't like their gun policy. There are tons of overpriced coffee shops around.
[john ginn] - She misses the point. Carrying a gun has nothing to do with ordering a coffee. It's exercising the 2nd amendment.
[barry runyan] - Good for Starbucks. If the gun isn't smoking, it shouldn't bother anybody.
[brad faley] - Good for starbucks. Way to stand up to the gun grabbers!
[james getten] - Starbucks is too expensive anyway. There's better coffee at lower prices at numerous other shops.
[browneyez giggling] - personally i don't like starbucks... but i support their decision not to ban guns where they are legally allowed... good job starbucks!!!
[rachel woolard] - Shannon and Kate - your opinions suck. Get a life.
[nick knipp] - 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!
[leonard re] - You anti gun nut jobs are great entertainment. I haven't laughed this hard in awhile. Thank you.
[carrie mae garber] - 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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[shane bedard] - No one cares what shannon watts says anyways. Sub par journalist at best.
[kimberly sue] - I am sorry, but I do not find Starbucks and abandoning their "moral compass".... I actually find them upholding it...thank you.
[adam fultz] - How about not patronizing their business if you don't agree with them? I hear Caribou Coffee make a mean latte.
[gregory vance] - 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.
[robert d alford] - Time for a boycott of Starbucks
[crystal alderman] - 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!!
[brad weber] - 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.
[christof zedlacher] - it sure is irony that cigarettes are banned because „smoking kills” while automatic weapons are welcome ...
[ed perry] - Don't like this OVER PRICED COFFEE ANY WAYS.
[johnny trujillo] - 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.
[janette seamans] - They do know that guns weren't allowed in the Sandy Hook school, right?
[jeff hansen] - After gz i wouldnt help any Of u nuts ill let The criminals have You and do The Paper work later
[beth risien] - Way to go Starbucks!
[david schwab] - everyone needs to carry concealed. and guess what!! there would be no crime
[nate burrows] - 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...
[steve gittelman] - I've tasted their coffee. Somebody should be shot.
[caleb booher] - 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!!!!!
[carmen a jones] - 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
[karen bramble] - "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.
[randy cromer] - Starbucks has my vote
[gregory audette] - Love Starbucks even more now !!!
[wynn gordon] - @John Koth yet you felt the need to comment. You suck at trolling
[john melton] - Rosa Parks didnt NEED to ride in the front of the bus either
[arnon wiggond] - 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.
[leonard re] - Mental John in the house!
[kirk kirk] - ...what's wrong with practicing safe coffee? .... :P
[john laplante] - You don't need an umbrella either, but it sure comes in handy when S$&@ happens! Good for Starbucks!
[kimberly neal beever] - 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.
[paul coleman] - 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.
[mark bowersox] - That afraid stay at home and brew your own lol
[dena kelley] - 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!
[versailles smith] - 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.
[mark r. dotson] - Open carry? I know that many states allow carry CONCEALED weapon permits, but open carry, other than law enforcement?
[valerie madden] - 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
[rachel frommel] - These days, you need a gun EVERYWHERE
[steven lecodet-cabasquini] - They should ban their overpriced coffee.
[debra matthews] - Woo hoo. Keep it going
[mallory carter] - 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
[nicki cunliffe] - 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!!
[jake zuniga] - 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
[cody richard] - Good job Starbucks
[lorri moreno-geisinger] - Don't like it? Buy your coffee at a different establishment!
[jon goldson] - Ban guns from all the places people don't use them, 'Merican logic
[larry hanks] - Loaded, legally possessed handguns should only be banned in prison visiting areas. There's no reason to ban, legally possessed handguns anywhere else.
[joy wu] - 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."
[david gesner] - thank god the criminals will follow the rule!
[karen milano nilsson] - 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!
[vinnie d'alleva] - CNN and its writers are Liberals and therefore are invalid as journalists.
[lissa albert] - 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.
[linn s dufresne] - Goodbye Starbucks, hello Dunkin Donuts
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[sharon veronica] - 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 :(
[lewis o garza] - 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.
[dave edwards] - 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...
[ori hill] - And nobody thought they would need guns at school either.....
[elizabeth sugg] - Why would they ban it if it's legal? Have all other businesses banned it?
[kevin bell] - Good For Starbucks, they know how to be a REAL American!
[maricela yatzel leal] - 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!"
[mary beth washburn] - 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.
[mary beth washburn] - Riccardo Conte you think pro-guns are stupid? What is a pro-gun?
[mary beth washburn] - 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
[mary beth washburn] - 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?
[joe hancock] - My family loves Starbucks and Guns;God bless America.
[leon remillard] - 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!!!
[steven pinkus] - 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.
[steven pinkus] - 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.
[steven pinkus] - 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.
[steven pinkus] - 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.
[steven pinkus] - 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.
[steven pinkus] - You know nothing about guns or gun laws in the US Carrie. So stay in Canada. Not to mention you are an idiot.
[steven pinkus] - 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.
[mia hernandez] - Nothing like an expresso to compliment your oozzie automatic...
[nathan schneider] - 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
[jay lalik] - Because people carry guns only for Starbucks encounter only, not to and fro. Stupid liberals....
[david rojas] - 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?????
[craig baker] - Starbucks is soooo 1990! Who even shops there anymore?
[sarah allison] - 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.
[suzanne bettis] - 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.
[john bellamy] - Starbucks will get all my coffee business now.
[ricky parkhill] - 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.
[luke procopio] - The Following sentence is true, the previous statement is false.
[yvette shadrick] - Yay Starbucks!!!!!!
[jerry phelps] - What else would you expect from CNN
[eric paulfrey] - The Starbucks in Chicago is happy
[eric paulfrey] - 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
[eric paulfrey] - Is Starbucks anti NRA
[eric paulfrey] - I go up to Starbucks ask for a gun powdered latte
[robert gatcombe] - Latte and a Glock...only way to start the day.
[bob connors] - 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.
[jebediah hammerstone] - 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?
[mary rinaldo-hansen] - 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
[chuck joyce] - Idiots. People commit vehicular homicide, both drunk and sober, yet I don't see any of these clowns trying to ban alcohol and automobiles.
[jon regas] - 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
[tom cameron] - Same on Starbucks ..... an armed gun is just waiting for an idiot to pull the trigger.
[dee mcneill] - I am applauding these mums from Australia....
[sharman hauserman] - I support SB and the 2nd!
[nancy pollock] - Why watch that show "ridiculousness" when u can listen to it right here. Lmao
[evelyn westerfield wilson] - Wow, good for you Starbucks!!!
[tammy owens] - Yeah, just what we need, guns and caffine together in 1 place
[bryan murillo] - Wish these two idiot women worried about the homeless and hungry as they do about guns. Now that's a problem.
[bob mixter] - 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
[kristin cunningham] - 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!
[rachel woolard] - 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!
[ramona smith] - 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.
[ellea derson] - 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".
[nicholas kent] - 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
[mark o'brien] - What you don't know won't hurt you, You would be surprised who carries concealed
[dale deleacaes] - 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.
[marilyn burke hewson] - If the fact that it is allowed, maybe people would think twice about robbing the place. Not knowing who just may be shooting back.
[daniel draper] - 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.
[travis aslakson] - 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?
[danial childs] - Gross coffee anyways. Just another reason not to enter a store.
[mike rodriguez] - 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
[evan quesnell] - You areonly hurting law abiders
[debbie kilpatrick] - Carrie if we gun carrying Americans scare you stay home
[carrie mae garber] - Loaded firearms and legal stimulants. . . not a great combination I would think ?
[carrie mae garber] - 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 ?
[carrie mae garber] - Starbucks Canada - customer service email to Corproate Responsibility is customerservice.starbucks.com/app/contact/ask_company_info/
[russell cole] - Pretty cool of Starbucks.
[brad weber] - Susan, why is that perverse? Is someone prohibits another from defending themselves, shouldn't they be liable?
[marisa hanley] - 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!
[vicki hoyt huey] - 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.
[cristina ortega] - 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.
[james joseph] - its a right of true citizens of this country to carry
[ken weyrauch] - lol, anti-gun nuts are a sad bunch.
[tom martin] - 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.
[sean harvey] - 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 !
[jason wirowek] - 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.
[michael decesare] - Good for Starbucks.
[sam taylor] - 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.
[joanne scott] - 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
[paul gasparrini] - +1 for starbucks
[james newman] - Stop crime ! Carry !
[jessica krueger engel] - 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.
[alessandro volta] - 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...
[melissa thovson] - Or do they? Good for Starbucks. What's the purpose of being able to legally carry a gun if every business bans them?
[douglas eugene barker] - and shouldnt need armed protection in our schools either, but hey what do I know.
[alan clark] - They may need to be armed to stop someone from robbing the store
[geoff childs] - Starbucks sends mixed messages. But I totally support this decision. Glad to see more businesses doing this...
[joe sheehan] - 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.
[jason beagle] - Well I feel safer in a Starbucks now!
[bocephus williams] - Way to Go Starbucks!!!! "SNTGB"
[natalie rawlings] - Heather they sell other things besides coffee
[lisa marie] - that's so awesome!
[cyan leopard] - 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
[keith g. cooper] - AMERICA has gone mad! When is the stupidity going to end.
[natalie rawlings] - 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?
[logan boyd] - 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
[jamie trevino] - 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
[mark vana] - Don't buy $7.00 coffee sorry but I do like my $.48 bullets...