Starbucks has brushed aside a request from a gun control advocacy group to ban the display of guns in its retail locations, saying it will abide by laws that allow patrons to openly carry unloaded weapons.
The national Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence made the request in the wake of a series of meetings in local restaurants over the past few months by Bay Area Open Carry, a group that hopes to make it legal to carry loaded guns in California. Peets Coffee & Tea and California Pizza Kitchen responded to similar requests by banning displays of weapons in the companies' coffeehouses and restaurants.
During WorldNetDaily Editor-in-Chief Joseph Farahâ€™s Friday night dinner speech, which spent around 10 of its forty minutes on questions about Barack Obamaâ€™s citizenship, Andrew Brietbart was among the conservatives in back of the room grumbling audibly about what he was hearing.
After he introduced the eveningâ€™s closing entertainment â€” a film titled â€œGeneration Zeroâ€ â€” Breitbart walked outside to the convention hall. There, I heard Breitbart criticizing Farah, and briefly talked to him about it before I noticed that WorldNetDailyâ€™s Chelsea Schilling was already talking to him, holding up a voice recorder. I backed up to allow her to continue her interview, which consisted of questions on why Breitbart didnâ€™t think Obamaâ€™s citizenship was a legitimate issue.
â€œItâ€™s self-indulgent, itâ€™s narcissistic, itâ€™s a losing issue,â€ Breitbart told Schilling….
Indeed it is a losing issue.