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.
If I owned a retail outlet I would openly welcome licensed gun carriers. Safest place in town. @Starbucks knee-jerk liberalism.— Neal Boortz (@Talkmaster) September 18, 2013
Why do people need guns in Starbucks? Do you really think something is going to go down as you sip on your venti pumpkin spice latte?— Gemma Angelina (@GemmaAngelina) September 18, 2013
I think I'm done with @starbucks if they art going to let me sip on coffee wile caring a gun— Scott Whatley (@SirScottWhatley) September 18, 2013
What about pointed sticks? Starbucks Seeks to Keep Guns Out of Its Coffee Shops http://t.co/bGE3gGAtGI— Malcolm McGowan (@MalcolmKMcGowan) September 18, 2013
Good luck @Starbucks as we will BOYCOTT you and see how you survive!! The Second Amendment is the foundation of this country. You are NOT!!— Prepper Central (@PrepperCentral) September 18, 2013