By Al Lewis
A DOW JONES NEWSWIRES COLUMN
Gun advocates have just sent a message to Starbucks customers: You can have my iced caramel macchiato when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.
Starbucks says it is OK to bring a firearm into its stores in the 43 states where it is legal to openly carry weapons. Just don’t get too jittery from the caffeine, and leave the coffee makers out of it.
“We are asking all interested parties to refrain from putting Starbucks or our partners into the middle of this divisive issue,” the company said in a statement released Wednesday.
“They’re ducking the issue,” said Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence.
Um, isn’t that what you’re supposed do when someone walks into your store with a gun? Continue reading…