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    I’ve got two Starbucks within a couple miles of me. One based in a Kroger and the other being a free standing one. Yeah, I like their coffee. And, I really don’t mind being around cops. If I were the manager or owner I would LOVE to have uniformed officers hanging out - could there be a better crime deterrent? Anyway, this foolishness wouldn’t happen where I live. I would fully expect the employee to politely offer a “to go” cup to the offended customer. Would also want to see a sign proudly displayed that explained my respect for “Veterans and LEOs welcome” and even offer a free regular coffee to any uniformed officers.

    Now, Ga allows for Open Carry with your GWCL; you have to have a GWCL to Open or Conceal Carry. I would also offer a free regular coffee to any lawful citizens open carrying on the 2nd day of each month. Our law requires that police must have reasonable cause to ask you for your GWCL; but, since I’m making a financial business decision, I would require showing your GWCL when ordering your free coffee. I would hope that it would offer some free PR and community education on the topic of firearms carry.

    Disrespect for police has become epidemic and just plain old fear of the sight of lawfully carried firearms is becoming greater. We as lawful citizens can certainly do our own part regarding 2A activism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonaredeye View Post
    I’ve got two Starbucks within a couple miles of me. One based in a Kroger and the other being a free standing one. Yeah, I like their coffee. And, I really don’t mind being around cops. If I were the manager or owner I would LOVE to have uniformed officers hanging out - could there be a better crime deterrent? Anyway, this foolishness wouldn’t happen where I live. I would fully expect the employee to politely offer a “to go” cup to the offended customer. Would also want to see a sign proudly displayed that explained my respect for “Veterans and LEOs welcome” and even offer a free regular coffee to any uniformed officers.

    Now, Ga allows for Open Carry with your GWCL; you have to have a GWCL to Open or Conceal Carry. I would also offer a free regular coffee to any lawful citizens open carrying on the 2nd day of each month. Our law requires that police must have reasonable cause to ask you for your GWCL; but, since I’m making a financial business decision, I would require showing your GWCL when ordering your free coffee. I would hope that it would offer some free PR and community education on the topic of firearms carry.

    Disrespect for police has become epidemic and just plain old fear of the sight of lawfully carried firearms is becoming greater. We as lawful citizens can certainly do our own part regarding 2A activism.
    In the early 70's while living in Tucson AZ I worked a second job in a 7-11 on the 11-7 shift. This was a time when 3 or so convenient stores were getting robbed every-single-night.

    LE never had to show money on my shift...and if they wanted a snack it was gratis also. Just wanted to show them that I was happy to see them ..and the coffee was always fresh.
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    Customer: I am afraid those Police officers make me nervous
    Barista : I will handle it
    Barista : To officers " Please leave you are making the customers nervous
    officers leave
    Barista :To customer "I took care of it for you and the police are gone"
    Customer : Thank you very much and this is a stickup Put the money inthe Bag!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrucksNCoffee View Post
    There is a Starbucks coffee shop just a mile down the road from where I live, and it is not at all uncommon to see police officers in groups of two, three or four meet there. If that store needs a cop, they're going to call 911, not Hollywood or Washington, DC.

    I visit that store about once a week. They make good coffee in a lot of choices that I enjoy. I stay within my budget, so I really don't think I'm an idiot when I pay their prices. I drive my Chevy half ton pickup, not a hybrid. I have a CCL, so I dress to be unnoticed, not to make a statement. If I was patronizing their place of business and an employee or manager asked law enforcement to leave because a customer was frightened or offended, I'd stand up in their defense, right there on the spot.

    Sure, they started in Seattle, but in 1971 the Pacific northwest was still somewhat conservative. Starbucks started small and grew by providing what the customer wanted and was willing to pay for. If memory serves, that used to be called "an American success story."

    I'm not going to leave Starbucks because of one foolish employee in one store in another state. I'm going to go back, and I'm going to tell my friends. I hope that doesn't cause anyone here to not trust me, but - well - it's America. It's your call.

    Wow, with that syrupy prose, I expect your name will be changing to TrucksNBucks!

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    No business needs customers like that, those are the first to get fired......and there's no greater joy, than firin' a customer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    In the early 70's while living in Tucson AZ I worked a second job in a 7-11 on the 11-7 shift. This was a time when 3 or so convenient stores were getting robbed every-single-night.

    LE never had to show money on my shift...and if they wanted a snack it was gratis also. Just wanted to show them that I was happy to see them ..and the coffee was always fresh.
    11 to 7 in a 7-11? What a mind blowing experience!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaBravoKS View Post
    11 to 7 in a 7-11? What a mind blowing experience!
    Musta' been the night watchman......since his shift woulda' been while they were closed.
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    Starbucks = millenniums = problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by garyh View Post
    Starbucks = millenniums = problem
    It is what it is. These kind of places cater to the young with way too much time on their hands, that only attracts one kind.
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    People are stupid.
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