Starbucks used to keep a neutral stance regarding allowing guns in their stores. They used to allow the rules of the states dictate the rules of their stores. But the CEO has now come forward saying that guns are no longer allowed in their stores regardless of location.
Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, just announced on Cavuto that guns are no longer welcome in his stores. The last thing Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz wanted to be was a hero to gun owners; the last thing he wanted to do was make a statement about guns of any kind. But when you run a company with 12,000 U.S. coffee shops that serve as a comfy "third place" between home and work, you can be pulled into a political battle whether you want to be or not.