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Starbucks CEO Requests No More Guns on Patrons, Sparks Stark Twitter Reactions

Howard Schultz's letter draws praise and condemnation

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz | Photo: Victor Chavez

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has published an online letter requesting customers not to carry guns into his thousands of coffee shops though he stopped short of banning firearms from his Seattle-based company's properties. No matter, the proclamation set the social media world abuzz this morning, inspiring both praise and criticism on Twitter in particular.

Below is a sample of the chatter.