The Seattle-based chain takes no formal position on guns but has a corporate policy of following applicable state gun laws — including “open carry” laws in more than 40 states that allow permit-holding patrons to bring their loaded weapons into the shop while they sip their lattes and caramel macchiatos.
I don't drink coffee at Starbucks or anywhere else. However Starbucks is doing it right by taking no position. They are in business to sell coffee, not expound some political view. More companies should take this stance and stay out of the political arena. Advising people to contact their elected representatives seems good advice.