Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Starbucks 86's rifle-toting open carry activists

They can stay, rifles have to go
Murdoch Pizgatti of, whose real name is Horton
BULLETIN: Open Carry Texas released this statement, according to M/Sgt. C.J. Grisham: Open Carry Texas is disappointed by the statements made by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz earlier today reference guns in his stores.  Without banning guns outright, Schultz has effectively told his employees and customers that citizens are not welcome in his business if they choose to arm themselves for self defense or the defense of others.  He has instead created a situation that will only lead to confusion by his employees and customers.
We believe that an armed society is a polite society.  By basically banning guns in his stores, Mr. Schultz has effectively made his employees and customers victims to thugs and criminals who prefer soft (unarmed) targets.  By announcing that the chain does not welcome gun owners, he has in essence laid out the welcome mat for the less desirable criminal element.

“It’s not unusual to see people coming to Starbucks to chat, meet up or even work. We’re a neighborhood gathering place, a part of the daily routine – and we couldn’t be happier about it. Get to know us and you’ll see: we are so much more than what we brew.” - Starbucks corporate website

Dallas – Open carry activism took a bitter turn today.

The international corporation that operates Starbucks stores politely requested that open carry activists not enter its locations bearing weapons.

The confrontation has been building with visits from police in cities all across Texas who inform assault-rifle wielding activists that they are alarming other customers, to please leave the premises with their rifles, though carrying a long gun is legal in Texas.

According to a question and answer list prepared for barristas to use as a guideline, they are not to confront rifle-bearing customers directly, but call 9-1-1 if they refuse to take their guns elsewhere.

“What do I say if a customer asks about our request” We are respectfully requesting customers not bring weapons into our stores...

“What if a customer asks, 'Am I no longer welcome in your store?'” Everyone is welcome in our stores, but weapons are not.

According to an entry in “Come and Take It Dallas,” a Facebook page, “Now we know exactly how Starbucks feels about us and our rights.”

“Now we can confidently spend our hard earned money with someone else who deserves it. We got exactly what we wanted. Thank you all for participating in our events to flesh out the true feelings of Starbucks. They want every Starbucks to be a target for mass shootings like every gun free zone is, so don't bring your children anywhere near one. We can now stop aiding the enemy. Great job!” said Murdoch Pizgatti, a man whose real name is Horton. Mr. Horton lives at Little Elm, Texas, near Lake Lewisville.

Enemy? The barristas at Starbucks?

Our children? Tears spring to one's eyes, and that's not a good sign.

One would like to ask Melville. Would Mr. Starbuck have taken his pipe out of his mouth to say all this? Just asking.

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