Starbucks says guns unwelcome, though not banned
Debate » Chain finds itself caught between gun rights and gun control advocates.
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Even if there’s no ban, Hofmeister said he won’t patronize a business where he didn’t feel welcome.
Several companies do not allow firearms in their stores, including Peet’s Coffee & Tea and Whole Foods. Representative for those two companies said there haven’t been any problems with enforcing their gun bans.
The AP was provided a picture of a memo to Starbucks employees on Tuesday. Workers are instructed not to confront customers or ask them to leave solely for carrying a weapon.
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