I dropped Starbucks a quick note letting them know that I support their stance on the OC issue, although I'm sure it's causing them some strife. I won't post their entire response, but I found this paragraph interesting:
We have examined this issue through the lens of partner (employee) and customer safety. Were we to adopt a policy different from local laws allowing open carry, we would be forced to require our partners to ask law abiding customers to leave our stores, putting our partners in an unfair and potentially unsafe position. (emphasis mine)I don't think they are implying that we'd go crazy after being refused $5 coffee and shoot everyone, though I could be wrong. Are they really saying that OC, where legal, makes their stores safer? Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but I thought it was worth sharing.