Amid the flak that Starbucks has gotten before and after chief executive Howard Schultz's open letter requesting customers not bring guns into stores, it turns out McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts have been quietly allowing guns all along. Or at least reps from both chains affirmed that the stores defer to local laws regarding open carry. So why has no one staged an ostentatious, AK-friendly Dunkin' Donuts Appreciation Day or a supersize McGun Fest?
It seems that activists on opposing sides of the gun-control debate expect Starbucks to have a definitive position on guns in coffee stores instead of just politely asking owners to leave weapons at home. On one hand, there's a certain sense of entitlement around the notoriously liberal chain. There's a marked incompatibility between Glocks and Starbucks' chic-comfort vibe, on the other, that doesn't quite translate to its competitors.
Here's What McDonald's And Dunkin' Donuts Had To Say About Customers Bringing Guns Into Their Stores [Business Insider]
Earlier: Connecticut Lawmakers Urge Starbucks to Ban Guns in Stores
Related: Gun Owners Plan to Respectfully Ignore Request to Respectfully Keep Guns Out of Starbucks [Daily Intelligencer]