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Starbucks: We Comply With Local Open-Carry Gun Laws

Via MarketWatch:
Starbucks said Wednesday that its long-standing policy was to comply with local laws on the issue of open carry of firearms. “We comply with local laws and statutes in all the communities we serve. In this case, 43 of the 50 U.S. states have open carry weapon laws. Where these laws don’t exist, we comply with laws that prohibit the open carrying of weapons. The political, policy and legal debates around these issues belong in the legislatures and courts, not in our stores,” the company said in a statement. Starbucks is commenting in the wake of a recent spate of news stories about customers openly carrying loaded weapons into their stores.

Another reason why Starbucks is better than Dunkin' Donuts. - Greg Pollowitz


Meanwhile, in California my Federal Civil Rights lawsuit seeking to overturn California’s 1967 ban on openly carrying loaded firearms as well as overturning the two recently enacted unloaded open carry bans is fully briefed and awaiting a decision from the district court judge.

As luck would have it the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently established a framework for evaluating Second Amendment cases. California Attorney General Harris must prove that Open Carry falls outside of the scope of the Second Amendment as it was understood at the time of ratification and she must prove that the bans on open carry do not burden the Second Amendment right.

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