Sunday, September 01, 2013

Open Carry At Starbucks

    Yes, in many states you can.  I'm not all that sure you should.

     Starbucks is delightfully, refreshingly neutral on the lawful carriage of arms in their shops.  They're happy to sell a cuppa joe to whoever's decent and has the price. I support them wholeheartedly in this and you oughta.

     I'm not convinced your long gun needs to come along.  Can it?  Why, yes, in many states, it can; and you can also show up in gum boots, supershort cut-off jeans and a chain-mail top, freely expressing yourself under the good old First Amendment.  But why?


Cincinnatus said...

Exactly, we don't need to screw with the people who aren't screwing with us.

Jess said...

It's probably best to not open carry in a Starbucks. The typical reaction of the high prices could result in a feeling of impending robbery and an adverse reaction.

Roberta X said...

Well, there is that, Jess. Were they less-determinedly neutral, I'd never go into one: I don;t like their coffee.

But it bugs me that gunnies mistake neutrality for *support.* It bugs me that both sides push the company to pick sides. Can't they just be in the coffee business?

B said...

Sadly, those who do wear chain mail and all that are never the ones that should.

Seriously though, neutrality doesn't mean support.

I have no position on gender reassignment nor gay marriage...nor polygamy.

I don't oppose it, but I don't necessarially support it either.

And open carry in a lot of venues scares folks, not generally making them our allies.

Anonymous said...

In a perfect world, it wouldn't and shouldn't matter.
Any more than carrying a screwdriver or a rake in.
But, it does.


Wayne Conrad said...

Here in Arizona, it pretty much doesn't matter. My guess is that Starbucks here sees plenty of open carry anyway.

skidmark said...

You link to a picture of a latte-sipping guy with a long gun at his side. Where was the link to gum boots, supershort cut-off jeans and a chain-mail top?

I mean, equal time and all that.

stay safe.

Anonymous said...

Excellent point. Just because one CAN do a thing doesn't mean that one SHOULD.

And I also agree with the point that there's nothing to be gained and much to be lost by rubbing people's noses in some cause that they really don't care about.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I think you'd look quite fetching in shorts and a chain mail top (long gun would be optional).