Viewers Voice: Starbucks asks customers to leave guns at home
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CREATED Sep. 18, 2013
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A popular coffee chain is all the buzz. Starbucks says bring your love for latte's but keep your gun at home...please.
The request comes in the middle of a gun control debate following recent mass shootings across the country.
Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes.
He's stopping short of an all out ban on firearms but hopes customers will honor the request.
The decision comes after the company's "Starbucks Appreciation Days" when gun rights advocates showed up with guns making other customers uncomfortable.
The subject is getting a lot of Fox Four viewers stirred up.
Kelly wrote on Facebook, "I'll stick to my home brew."
Evelyn asked, "Who wants to go into a store or shop that advertises it is a gun free zone? That just puts a target on their customers for the bad guys!"
Andrew supports the request saying, "It's their business, their property, they can do whatever they want. Doesn't bother me."
Tom added, "A company has the right to refuse service to anyone."
The coffee giant stresses it will not deny service to customers carrying firearms.