Conn. Democrats Lobby Starbucks to Enact Gun Ban
Three Connecticut Democrats have joined the campaign requesting Starbucks prohibit firearms in their shops nationwide, reports the Hill.
A recent letter, composed by victims of December’s shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School asking Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to help “foster a culture of peace and ban guns from your stores,” was endorsed by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and Rep. Elizabeth Esty.
According to the letter, the Starbucks gun policy, which permits customers to carry firearms, including concealed weapons, “undermines the safety and well-being of our citizens.”
The Starbucks policy is in accordance with local laws.
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