On February 14th of this year, Second Amendment supporters are being asked to back the Starbuck’s company carry policy by using a $2 bill (symbolizing the 2nd Amendment) to purchase items in their stores.
The Starbuck’s corporation has persisted in maintaining their policy of allowing open or concealed carry of firearms into their stores (depending on individual state laws), against great criticism and current boycotting by anti-gun proponents.
And Starbuck’s is not the first company to realize that their chances of being robbed are likely to be greatly reduced if there is a possibility of legally-armed customers populating their business at any given time; but the company may not be sticking to their pro-gun policy just in an effort to be well protected – maybe they actually believe in the 2nd Amendment.
As ratified by the States and authenticated by Thomas Jefferson, then Secretary of State, the 2nd Amendment reads: “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
With “infringe” meaning to encroach, trespass, break, or weaken, it is clear that many in this country today seek to place obstacles to (and thereby infringe upon) the Constitutional right of the people to keep and bear arms, or to eliminate that right completely.
Kudos to a company that will stand in the face of persecution and potential loss of business revenue in order to support the Constitutional rights of Americans. I believe this is a company that we must stand behind, patronize, and thank for their support of our rights, especially when many today are not supporting those rights. Who knows, maybe it will encourage other companies to do the same.
So mark February 14th on your calendar, not only as Valentine’s Day, but as $2 for 2A Day at Starbucks, and be sure to take your firearm with you – just because you can 🙂
(Even if you don’t pay with $2 bills, support them on that day with whatever means possible, in order to send a message to those who are attempting to damage the business with a boycott.)