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Posts Tagged Starbucks
Starbucks grabbed headlines recently with the announcement that it plans to hire 10,000 refugees as a response to President Donald Trump’s temporary “travel ban.”
But Evan Hafer, former Green Beret and current CEO of Black Rifle Coffee Company (one of the most successful, veteran-owned start-ups in America) decided to respond to Starbucks in a different way.
He fired back with a pledge to hire 10,000 veterans
From The Washington Times:
To be fair, Starbucks got dragged into this debate and never wanted to take a stand either way on the laws on the right to bear arms. Both the pro- and anti-Second Amendment groups have used the popular chain as a front line in the battle over gun control.
From The National Journal:
The “appreciation” here stems from Starbucks’ policy of respecting state gun laws in its stores, including open-carry laws in the states that have them. Starbucks does not, however, allow its employees to carry guns, or allow guns at company headquarters in Seattle.
From: The Mercury News in Silicon Valley
Starbucks has brushed aside a request from a gun control advocacy group to ban the display of guns in its retail locations, saying it will abide by laws that allow patrons to openly carry unloaded weapons.
…The head of a local chapter of the Brady Campaign was disappointed by the response.
…The Brady Campaign has sent e-mails to its approximately 180,000 members nationwide suggesting that they e-mail Starbucks asking the coffee giant to create an anti-gun policy.
…”We definitely applaud Starbucks for allowing law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and we will continue to patronize them as long as they do,” said Brad Huffman, who is also a National Rifle Association-certified instructor and member of Bay Area Open Carry, which lists 610 members on its Facebook page.