The coffee giant’s CEO Howard Schultz announced Wednesday that he will be donating $30 million to help our war veterans.
Up until this week, Starbucks had been neutral when it came to its gun policy, which meant that the coffee giant respected local laws regarding firearms.
Starbucks is and always has been neutral when it comes to their gun policy, which means they simply uphold state laws. If a state permits concealed carry, so too does Starbucks. And despite recent attempts by anti-gun groups to get the coffee giant to change their ways, a Starbucks spokesman told USA Today in August that the company’s policy is not going to change. Looks like that news fell on deaf ears.
Starbucks is a unique company with regard to its gun policy in that it allows customers to carry loaded weapons in stores where permitted by state law rather than imposing a blanket gun-free zone policy. Because of this, however, advocacy group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is calling for “Skip Starbucks Saturday”—a nationwide boycott of the coffee chain on Aug. 24.
The Opera House in Seattle was the setting for Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and the annual board meeting of his church of Starbucks.