I do not drink coffee, but I appreciate companies that respect our individual rights to self-defense and self-preservation, and I further enjoy reminding anti-rights cultists how increasingly irrelevant they are making themselves; thankfully, Starbucks sells some stuff other than coffee:
The barista manning our local Starbucks seemed completely unfazed by my People of the Gun ballcap, and she commented to the customer before me (an apparent regular) that the day had been busier than normal. So much for the boycott… not as though we expected the <200 people signed up for it to make that big of an impact on a multi-million-dollar-a-day corporation.
One important thing in this entire "buycott", however, is to remain honest: Starbucks does not "support" open carry. That talking point is a rather pernicious lie started by the "gun control" extremists and unfortunately perpetuated by my fellow pro-rights advocates, but the truth is that Starbucks has no official position on open carry or "gun control" in general. Instead, Starbucks has made it abundantly clear, through every official communication I have seen from them on the topic, that they simply choose to abide by whatever the state laws are wherever their stores and branches are located – if concealed carry is permitted by the state, they allow it; if open carry is permitted by the state, they allow it; if nothing is permitted by the state, they make no objection.
In truth, I see this as the most reasonable position for any corporations or companies with public stores/branches/offices/etc. – Starbucks is not intentionally limiting their customer base by either prohibiting those people who chose to exercise their Constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms, but neither are they scaring off the hoplophobes by putting up a "Lawful Carry Allowed Here" sign or its equivalent. After all, a business’ purpose is to separate people from their money, and telling people they are not welcome at your business is a lousy way to get their money.
All that said, I applaud Starbucks for standing up to the bullying thugs at the National Gun Victims Action Council, and thank them for continuing to quietly respect our rights. In a perfect work, this never would have been an issue, but apparently the frothing-at-the-mouth anti-rights cultists are simply incapable of tolerating opinions that are different from their own, even to the point of demanding tithes from those who disagree with them. Would that the spittle flecking their lips came from a latte, rather than their own delusional rage.