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Starbucks respectfully asks patrons not to bring guns to stores
Starbucks respectfully asks patrons not to bring guns to stores

With the nation still reeling from another mass shooting, Starbucks has made it clear that customers should enjoy their beverages unarmed. Starbucks Corp. Chief Executive Howard Schultz has issued a public letter "respectfully requesting" customers to refrain from bringing guns into his stores. It's not a flat-out ban. Enforcing such a prohibition "would potentially require our partners to confront armed customers," Schultz said. So don't expect signs discouraging firearms or employees asking gun-toting patrons to disarm. But the policy change, announced less than two days after Navy contractor Aaron Alexis shot and killed 12 people at the Washington...

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