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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Couple Of Concealed Carry Issues

First of all, this is kind of old news:

The Brady Campaign has issued a letter asking for customers to ask Starbucks to ban concealed carry of handguns in Starbucks stores. Here are some excerpts:

Over the past few months, more and more gun owners have been gathering at restaurants and coffee shops like Starbucks with guns strapped to their hips, intimidating fellow patrons. Businesses can legally prohibit guns from being carried in their establishments – and so far, Peet's Coffee & Tea and California Pizza Kitchen have heeded customer concerns and barred the open carrying of guns... (read the rest here)

In case you are wondering, Peet's Coffee & Tea and the California Pizza Kitchen will never get my business (even though I've never heard of them before). Starbucks will also lose our business if they ban concealed carry. By depriving people of their right to defend themselves, an environment ripe for crime is created.

On a better note, concealed carry of weapons in National Parks is now legal! President Obama signed the Credit Card Holders’ Bill of Rights on May 22, 2009, which included an amendment to repeal the gun ban on National Park Service (NPS) land and Wildlife Refuges. Apparently, it went into effect yesterday, on George Washington's birthday.

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Blogger rixblog said...

Can't wait to visit my nearest National Park now! On a side note, thanks for the info on Peet's and CPK. It is my understanding that Starbucks has no problem with concealed carry. As for all the intimidation going on...I call BS.

Thanks again!


February 23, 2010 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...

No problem! Yeah, I later read a statement they released that said they were continuing to allow CC in their stores.
Thanks for the comment.

February 25, 2010 at 10:27 AM  

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