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Suport Starbucks on Feb. 14th

Discussion in 'Activism' started by Buckeye Dan, Jan 24, 2012.

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  1. justice06rr

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    That sounds like a good day to buy a frappuccino at Starbucks! I normally don't buy expensive coffee, but for this particular reason I'll gladly spend some money there!
     
  2. A_Matthew

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    I'm glad I read about this! I'll make sure that my family and I get down there for some coffee on the 14th! :)
     
  3. tangomike706

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    I'm in . now , i just have to pick which Starbucks to support
     
  4. Sgt_R

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    I'll have to remember to send that Facebook link to my wife when I get off work. Last I checked she had about 200 'friends' on there, and some of 'em drink a lot of coffee. ;)

    R
     
  5. fatcat4620

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    I am going to OC at my local.Hope to her all my coworkers as well
     
  6. Ragnar Danneskjold

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    I'm normally a Tim Hortons guy, but I will go out of my way to get something from Starbucks on the boycott day.
     
  7. blinkjr

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    Thanks for making us all aware of this. Here's my post to Starbucks:

    I want to say thank you for supporting the laws of the localities where your stores are located, especially those affirming our second amendment rights.

    I will be a customer of one of your stores in support of the above on February 14, 2012.
     
  8. scrat

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    Going for sure. They support us so i will support them.
     
  9. MrM4

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    I like my coffee black, so im not big on Starbucks, but I will be ordering a cup from them on the 14th. Any chance to stick it to the antis is worth the cost of a cup of coffee.
     
  10. Sgt_R

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    Try the Americano. ;)

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  11. hso

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    Starbuck's sells their coffee beans so even if you don't have time to watch them make coffee for you you can buy theirs and make it yourself.
     
  12. hso

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    Gentlemen,

    Activism isn't a discussion forum. That's what Activism Discussion is for. If you position differs broadly on what is appropriate as a form of activism to support RKBA you should have opened a new thread to debate action directed at business. I've done that for you and you'll find your discussion there.

    In this particular case, the action being directed at Starbuck's is by a Chicago-based Anti group. Our response is to this group and is to counter their action as opposed to support Starbucks' (which is neutral on the RKBA question).
     
  13. Snowdog

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    I also emailed them concerning this, thanking them for not banning legal concealed carry as policy (I'd imagine it's still up to the franchise owner to have the final say, being America and all).

    I, too, promised the purchase of vente and muffin for the wife and I on 2/14 to participate in countering the boycott so long as there isn't a "no concealed carry" sign preventing my patronage.
     
  14. gloucestergarand

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    Contacted Starbucks

    Interesting reply...
    Thank you for contacting Starbucks Coffee Company.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding Starbucks' policy on open carry laws.

    At Starbucks, we deeply respect the views of our customers and recognize that there is significant and genuine passion surrounding the issue of open carry weapons laws. We comply with local laws and statutes in the communities we serve. Our long-standing approach to this issue remains unchanged and we abide by the laws that permit open carry in 43 U.S. states. Where these laws don't exist, openly carrying weapons in our stores is prohibited.

    As the public debate around this issue continues, we encourage customers and advocacy groups from both sides to share their input with their public officials. We are extremely sensitive to the issue of gun violence in our society and believe that supporting local laws is the right way for us to ensure a safe environment for both partners and customers.

    If you have any further questions or concerns that I was unable to address, please feel free to let me know.



    Warm Regards,

    Kelsey F
    Customer Relations
    Starbucks Coffee Company
    800 STARBUC (782-7282)
    Monday through Friday, 5AM to 8PM (PST)
     
  15. 777TRUTH

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    I like that!

    I'll be buying some overpriced battery acid on 2/14!
     
  16. Caddisflied

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    I drive by a Starbucks frequently, but I've never stopped and tried their coffee.
    This is a good excuse to check it out.
    I'll be there on the 14th!
     
  17. hso

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    BTW, if you don't want to drive to get a cup of coffee you can always buy a bag of beans online at http://www.starbucksstore.com/. Just be sure to place your order on Feb. 14 and make a comment that we respect Starbucks' neutral policy and appreciate their not bowing to pressure from a fringe group trying to have them set national policy outside of local laws.

    Oh, the other relevant fact is that his National Gun Victims Action Council was formed in 2010 and is just trying to get attention to make themselves relevant. By taking a public poke at a large company like Starbucks they hope to draw attention.

    The best thing we can do is to confound them by quietly seeing to it that Starbucks has a banner day on Feb. 14 and higher sales this Feb. than last Feb. Let the folks at Starbucks know that you're bringing money to them to make sure that crybaby organizations seeking attention like this one don't profit from their behavior and that we appreciate their neutrality. No flashy overt attention seeking behavior on our part should be seen lest we're equated to these fools.
     
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    Well count me in.

    The coffee's overpriced crap, but some of the tea they carry is pretty good.
     
  19. mortablunt

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    I'll definitely go to the local Starbucks come the 14'th.
     
  20. JShirley

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    Ordered mint cocoa, herb tea, and a coffee maker than can be used to make a single cup of coffee for my special someone. Need some lead time to make it before Valentine's Day!

    Dear Starbucks, I heard about Starbucks' stance that they would follow the laws regarding firearms carry applicable to each state, instead of applying some more onerous restriction. I heard that a political group in response has called for a boycott of Starbucks stores on Valentine's day. To support Starbucks' entirely correct stance and resist political extremism, I visited your online store today and placed an order. I will place at least another order in February to show my support. Thanks, John Shirley
     
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    It is good to see everyone jumping on board with this. Starbucks here I come. ;)
     
  22. fishingman78

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    Everyone should keep in mind that the boycott STARTS on February 14th. The National Gun Victims Action Counsel's entire philosophy places economic stress on companies that do not submit to their ideology. They will continue this boycott until either Starbucks changes their policy or the issue is no longer relevant. So, we need to continue our support for Starbucks beyond February 14th, until the boycott is over.
     
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  23. 9mmepiphany

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    While that may be true, I don't believe their effect will be long lived.

    Real Starbucks drinkers won't stay away for very long...it is a culture thing...and if they weren't drinkers before, their boycott will have little economic impact.

    This is why a good turnout by pro-2A folks will have an increased impact as a lot of folks going aren't regular customers
     
  24. Steve Raacke

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    Here's an idea I've seen passed around on another forum.
    When going to Starbucks to support them on Feb 14, first stop by your local bank branch and swap some of your money (5, 10 or 20 dollar bills) for the more uncommon $2 bills. Spend the 2 dollar bills at the Starbucks and thank them for supporting your Second Amendment rights while paying with those 2 dollar bills. $2 bills=2nd Amendment. It will remind them of the business they received from legal gun owners when they count the register at the end of the shift and see it stuffed with $2 bills.
     
  25. hso

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    Interesting idea, and it can't hurt, but it won't mean a thing to the guy behind the counter and the accountants won't count what denominations were paid to them so it won't "count" towards letting Starbucks know we were there as much as dropping them a note and telling them we appreciate their neutrality.
     
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