A substantial portion of the poll sample were not Starbucks customers to start with. Those people’s opinions don’t affect the business at all.
For example, I’d have responded that Starbucks’ policy “won’t make any difference in where I get my coffee.” I’ll continue getting it in bags at the grocery store, for preparation and consumption at home.
No, not really. The point of the article was that more people should adopt the same civility and live-and-let-live attitude. Re-read the last couple of paragraphs and you'll see what he's getting at.
Personally, I always hope there is a good guy (or gal) with a gun in any business I patronize.
The owner was tired of a bunch of showoffs using his store as a stage for open carry demonstrations.
Most folks think a business owner is not obligated to provide a political stage.
Check back next year and you will see business has increased, not decreased.
28% reduction in customers is a non-backlash?!
Worst article ever indeed. [hey the author deserves it since he ‘went there’ - coffee]
Worst. Article. Ever.
I agree, pretty poor. If I am out and about and armed (as I usually am), I am not going back to my vehicle to stow my weapon to comply with the Starbucks CEO's wishes. But then, I carry concealed. I think his complaint was mainly with "open carry". Last time I was at a Starbucks it was one of the mini ones in a Kroger grocery store. I was, as usual, armed.
request is request.
he did not make a policy.
so anyone can still legally ccw.