Open carry hasn't been part of the official focus of the pro-gun lobbying group, the National Rifle Association, which has 4 million members. In the past 20 years, the NRA has focused on expanding the ability of U.S. gun owners to carry a handgun in a concealed manner.
Andrew Arulanandam, an NRA spokesman, who declined further comment on open-carry activity.
Indeed, not all baristas agree that the Starbucks policy protects them... says Erik Forman, a Starbucks barista and union member in Minneapolis.
The IWW Starbucks Workers Union on Wednesday issued a statement, saying "We appreciate the vigorous debate taking place by principled individuals on both sides of this issue. However, to date we are not aware of any efforts by Starbucks to widely engage its workers who are directly affected by open-carry gun laws. We believe an appropriate solution cannot be reached without doing so."