Pssst, Dear Starbucks, I Have Been Carrying In Your Stores For Years
Gun fans cheer Starbucks’ stance on the armed
updated 5:03 p.m. ET, Sun., Feb. 28, 2010
Dale Welch recently walked into a Starbucks in Virginia, handgun strapped to his waist, and ordered a banana Frappuccino with a cinnamon bun. He says the firearm drew a double-take from at least one customer, but not a peep from the baristas.
Welch’s foray into the coffeehouse was part of an effort by some gun owners to exercise and advertise their rights in states that allow people to openly carry firearms.
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Ok here we go again with the “open carry” debate. I frankly think that open carry is kinda silly and outmoded, but hey, we still can in certain states. Even CT seems to have the language to allow open carry but you won’t see anyone here doing that for fear of death by cop.
So, carrying in the open.. What are the advantages?… Well, maybe a half a second in draw capacity by not having to move your shirt? Other than that, its the perception that people can see you are armed and will refrain from illegal/dangerous activity yes?
The problem is, much of today’s society is rather unobservant and I should think crazy. So, even if you have a gun in the open, the likelihood that something will not occur because you are openly carrying is negligible I fear. So, really, its not so much a “need” that I feel is important.
Now, on the other hand, if you are legally able to do so, then do so. Just as you have the right to carry openly say in VA, so too do the businesses have the right as private property owners, to toss you out and not serve you because… Well just because right? On this issue at least they have a justification with rules on site about guns in the open.
I find though, that carrying concealed is just better. You don’t scare the “kids” and the cops unless you are being really obtrusive about it. Should anything happen, then you have your opportunity to use your weapon under the legal right you have to carry a weapon and use it in certain circumstances.
There you have it.
I avoid all the crazy yammering and most places here don’t even think about a rule banning weapons because they never know I have one.
That’s right lil miss barrista, I am armed and ya know what? You have never known all this time.