Wash. Times on Starbucks debate
Editorial here. Interesting note:
"From sea to shining sea, the climate for guns is changing, and the progress extends beyond Starbucks. Major retailers such as Home Depot, Best Buy and Barnes & Noble apparently also are friendly to people who openly pack heat, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Brady Campaign warns businesses that allowing customers to carry guns will scare away other customers. Yet it seems pretty obvious that the businesses themselves - despite all the pressure they face from trial lawyers and bureaucrats to ban guns - are in a much better position to know what their customers want."
Hat tip to George Mocsary....
An interesting point. We're seeing, simultaneously, (1) an increase in gun sales to record levels, and increases in new gun owners; (2) Collapsing poll figures for public belief that guns are bad and gun restrictions are good; (3) legislatures predictably pulling away from those ideas, as well, and (4) the judiciary (and not just the Supreme Court, either) endorsing gun-related rights. It's hard to say which is cause and which is effect, or whether all are being driven by some manner of collective consciousness.