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  • peter_norths_proctologist peter_norths_proctologist Sep 18, 2013 4:53 PM Flag

    Starbux championed gay marraige, but neutral on gun issue?

    The more I think about it, the more this sounds like a cop out to me. The CEO says he doesn't want to step into the politcal firestorm over guns, but yet it was perfectly okay for him to step into the political firestorm when he wanted to support gay marraige? I'm sorry, but he's not allowed to seek cover for Starbux now under the guise of "neutrality". He already violated neutrality norms on other divisive issues, such as gay marraige. So he wants Starbux to be a progressive company? Fine, then he should ban all firearms from Starbux and prosecute violators. But don't tell us how you "respect gun owners' legal right to carry". Sorry, you can't have it both ways. You make a progressive bed, you lie in it. There was a time when gay marraige was illegal in all states. Starbux advocated against those laws. But now Starbux says it respects the rule of law? That it respects open carry? Give me a break. Since when did CEO Schultz stop wanting to change laws for the better in his eyes? I like this stock, but I've concluded the guy is somewhat of a hypocrite.

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    • He's really responding to the wishes of the MAJORITY in this country that think too many unstable people have easy access to guns, putting us all at risk, and wishes to provide a space where that kind of person is not welcome. Leave it in the car so we can enjoy our coffee without having to watch to see if you will start gunning people down because your Latte isn't hot enough.

 
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