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  • rhomolka10 rhomolka10 Sep 20, 2013 8:32 PM Flag

    Schultz please stick to business not politics.

    He's a genius at running SBUX, but steps into the political arena and politics and running a business don't mix. Rule 1 and I know Mr. Schultz knows this never insult your customers this is very bad business and he should know better, businesses must remain apolitical.

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    • Did you read the letter? It was the extremists on both sides of the debate who chose to take the debate to their stores that forced his hand. He has every right to ask people to not bring guns into the stores. The only people insulted are the whackos who read more into it - he simply said please don't bring your guns into the stores.

      People said the same thing about his stance on gay marriage, didn't hurt business.

      You shop at Costco? Guns banned there, yet their stores are packed.

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      • I *was* a regular Stabucks customer, but stopped going because of that letter.

      • I read the letter and he is not banning but asking folks not to bring their legally owned guns into SBUX, I get that. But why enter into that arena at all? Who cares if you're married and gay you don't walk around with a sign or papers saying your a gay couple who's married. Guns are in his stores it's just not the folks who legally can own them or legally carry them. I'm for gun owners rights but I'm not offended but others are so why offend any potential customers? I'm very liberterian on many issues as long as it's legal and you don't hurt anyone, and owning or carrying a gun legally doesn't hurt anyone, it's the folks who are criminals that are the problem and yes they buy coffee at SBUX too.

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