A gun victims advocacy group called a national boycott against Starbucks coffee stores on Valentine’s Day in protest of the company’s policy toward guns.
The group National Gun Victim’s Action Council wants Starbucks to ban customers from openly carrying firearms in its stores.
In the past, the company has taken the position that its stores follow state and local laws and has its own safety measures in stores.
“Starbucks respects the views of our customers and recognizes that there is significant and genuine passion surrounding this issue,” read a statement from the company. “It is Starbucks’ long standing approach to abide by the laws that permit open carry and where these laws don’t exist, openly carrying weapons in our stores is prohibited. As the public debate around this issue continues, we encourage customers and advocacy groups from both sides to share their input with their public officials.”
Source: KSN via NBC.