First of all, thank you. Thank you for clarifying your position in the gun rights debate. I appreciate transparency in my day-to-day dealings. I am not surprised. I, for one, never believed that you or Starbucks were some kind of champions of liberty. You are just out to make a profit, and that is perfectly fine. I respect your desire to stay out of the debate.
Since you have done me the honor of making your position clear, I will do the same. You see, I patronized your business for one purpose and one purpose only, to offset any potential losses you may have faced due to an anti-gun sponsored boycott of your stores. I don’t even like your coffee, honestly. I never made a scene. I didn’t even open carry although I have every legal right to do so. I didn’t even thank that barista for the inclusive policy. I did, however, take a picture of my over-priced drink and give you free advertisement.
I truly am sorry that your locations became a central point in a fight you wanted nothing to do with. I agree that Starbucks is no place for such boisterous activism.
I will respect your request not to bring firearms into your stores. Since my firearm is attached to my hip, that means that I will not enter either even though you will not do anything to stop me. You have made a polite request which I will politely honor, nothing more. Presumably, this will have no effect on your bottom line since my effort was only to offset the efforts of those you have chosen to appease. I also encourage my fellow gun owners to politely honor your request as well in whatever way they see fit.
Again, my wallet and taste buds thank you.