Starbucks Appreciation Day - Sunday Feb 21

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  1. FillYerHands

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    All too often we are quick to boycott a company that does something we disagree with. This forum is replete with threads about boycotting companies because of their stance on the Second Amendment.

    For once, it is time to recognize a company that did something positive for gun rights - Starbucks. You can Google the story of the Brady Campaign's fight to get Starbucks to not allow guns in its stores. But, in a refreshing turn, Starbucks managament told them, in essence, if it's legal, then we see no problem, thank you, now go away.

    So, many gun bloggers are calling for this Sunday, February 21, 2010, to be Starbucks Appreciation Day. They recommend we purchase something, then be sure to tell the manager of the store that you are there because you appreciate their stance on gun owners' rights, and you wanted to show them support, as they showed it to us.

    For me on Sunday, a grande mocha, no whip, and a pound of Pike's, whole bean. And rest assured my G19 will be on my hip.
     
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    Don't usually go there, but maybe I'll make an exception.
     

  3. american lockpicker

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    I'll take any excuse to go to a starbucks!
     
  5. Bren

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    I appreciate Starbuck's every day. Via is the greatest invention for soldiers in this decade.
     
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    Wish they had Starbucks here in the sand.

    I'll have to go have a Green Beans instead....
     
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  8. Bren

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    Green Bean sucks...that's why I got lots of Via sent to me.
     
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  10. Goodspeed(TPF)

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    Wondering if this has anything to do with this: http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum57/38322.html







    "State Trooper harasses law-abiding Open-Carrier. Demonstration this Sunday

    See back-story here:

    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum57/38256-1.html

    Time and date is set:

    Date: Sunday February 21st

    Time: 12:30pm

    Location: Meet at Starbucks in Sussex
    Starbucks
    N65W24950 Main Street
    Sussex, WI 53089

    We will be meeting at Starbucks, try to be there at 12:30 sharp. Once we meet there we will be heading over to the State Patrol Office in Waukesha to demonstrate outside the building. If you don't make the 12:30 meeting time at Starbucks in Sussex plan to catch up with us at the State Patrol headquarters around 1pm 21115 East Moreland Boulevard, Waukesha, WI

    Open-Carry strongly encouraged, but not required.

    We will all be OC'ing as we always do when we go about or daily business.

    Local media will be contacted and present.

    After the demonstration outside State Patrol district office, people will be heading to China Wok in Sussex (near Starbucks) for a mid afternoon lunch/meal.

    China Wok
    N65W24838 Main St.
    Sussex, WI 53089

    ______________________

    A Wisconsin Carry member was sitting for lunch at China-Wok in Sussex, WI

    A state trooper entered the establishment and demanded/berated the counter staff to know if they allowed guns in the business. The confused staff initially indicated that they did not.

    See the troopers behavior here:

    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum57/38256-1.html

    The same state trooper later contacted the Waukesha County Sheriff and suggested that our member was impersonating a police officer because he was open-carrying (completely legal) and driving a Hyundai Elantra that has antennae on it. (when was the last time you saw a Hyundai Elantra used as a police vehicle?)

    3 Waukesha County Sheriffs paid a visit to our member at 10:30 at night on Monday in response to the state troopers misplaced complaint.

    Please join us in Sunday to say to the State Patrol that their harassment of a law-abiding citizen is not acceptable."
     
  11. G26S239

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    I'm in for Sunday.
     
  12. chuckman

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    I don't care for their overpriced, underpowered coffee. I'll take the 99-cent 32 ouncer at 7-11. That said, I will encourage all of my frou-frou-coffee-swilling colleagues to go.
     
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    I'm in a Grande white mocha with extra shot no whip with my Kimber on my side I'll be there :wavey:
     
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    Me and my girl are in. Good thinking!
     
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    I'm not a fan of paying those prices for coffee. That said, I'll be drinking some Starbucks on Sunday and expressing my gratitude to the manager. Thanks for the heads-up!
     
  16. arclight610

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    I'm in, but I go to Starbucks all the time anyways. I like Caribou more though, and it looks alot cooler on the inside.
     
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    It's not for the coffee. It's for the business that's taking fire from the Brady Bunch right now, over Starbuck's stance to support our right to carry there, legally.

    I'm not even a coffee guy, never mind an overpriced coffee guy...but I'll plop down a couple bucks to get a hot cocoa or something, just to be one more gun-toting customer on the 21st.
     
  18. gconan

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    Fantastic! I have been to Starbucks many, many times, but haven't had the chance lately. I will be there Sunday and express my gratitude.