I really don't have any skin in the game on this thing. I'm not a coffee-phile. I don't drink it every day, but I do have one on occasion (and I LOVE the smell of it brewing). Starbucks isn't high on my list of businesses that I visit. That said, I will be visiting the local place and getting a cup of frothy, sweet caramelly goodness on that day. Not that the local place here will see any effects from this boycott, but it all goes to the national numbers.
I saw some posts and discussion in the gun blogosphere with passing interest. What I do see is a company standing up for itself and its bottom line and saying we don't have to do a damn thing if we don't want to. I can respect that. Starbucks didn't know what the backlash might be when they made that decision. They for sure didn't know that it would be a hugely positive thing for them. I wanted to see how organized the antis were on this deal. After all, their candle campaign was overtaken rather handily with a minimum of effort. I'm thinking they aren't the "giant" that they make themselves out to be or that the general public believes them to be. So, I found this site. Yes, it links to them, but the comments are the real story here. These commenters are people on Disqus, a commenting program used by a lot of news and other sites. These aren't gun-bloggers heading to a site from a link and hitting the comment field. These are your every-day news readers. The only comments I see that support the boycott initiative are coming from the site moderators. This could very well be a business boom for Starbucks. Way to go antis! Keep it up and more establishments will follow Starbucks.