Starbucks Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz, in an open letter published Tuesday, asked customers to refrain from bringing firearms into the company's stores and outdoor seating areas. The move drew reaction on the web from gun control and gun rights advocates alike. Here is his statement, along with a sampling of reaction from Twitter.
Starbucks CEO asks customers not to bring guns into stores
Reaction to Starbucks CEO's request
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Another stumble begs questions about Notre Dame
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