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Saturday, August 10, 2013


Open carry groups are holding “Starbucks Appreciation Day” rallies across the country on Friday, including in Newtown, Connecticut, where a gunman killed 26 people eight months ago.

Starbucks currently allows customers to carry their guns in states with open carry. Gun advocates have taken this move as encouragement to stage “appreciation days,” like the one on Friday.

As many as two dozen gun advocates have stopped by the Newtown coffee shop so far today.

Across the country, many of the participants have posted “Appreciation Day” photos to Facebook where they hold their coffee and guns, and even occasionally children:

Newtown Action Alliance has condemned the move as reprehensible,” while Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense has demanded Starbucks end its policy of permitting guns. Moms Demand Action will also hold a rally at the Newtown Starbucks this evening in favor of gun violence prevention.

Even after a Florida woman accidentally shot her friend in the leg this May while standing in line at a Starbucks, the company has stood by its policy permitting guns.

What a lovely idea for the gun huggers society. Now the hyper-ubiquitous gravitational centers for caffeine-saturated banality have become the base camps for the phallically challenged (but BMI enhanced) crazies.

What is this pasty-white redneck fascination with toting weapons for display? Could it be that those are the ones who are the most emotionally needy and crave the attention -- and are most likely to believe that an open gun display adds to their manliness.

Most ordinary responsible American men either; don't feel the need to walk around with a gun, or, they choose to carry a gun but don't feel the need to make a grotesque spectacle of it.

Roger West