I read the Indy nearly every week and sometimes enjoy Rich's sarcasm...not the case this week.
Mr. Schultz is fully within his rights to respectfully request that people not carry guns into his stores. I will certainly comply by not entering his stores. In my opinion all this does is provide yet another zone that is safe for criminals where the criminal can expect an unarmed group of people. In fact, this seems to be to be one of the the silliest ways to try to make a point or to create any sort of gun-free zone.
Unlike many who are complaining about this request I do not believe that this is any sort of infringement on my rights. It is an exercise of his right to do what he wishes with his private property.
Unfortunately, Mr Schultz along with many many others do not seem to realize that the place for concern is with the bad guys that do not respect the law or honor requests like this. Good guys comply…bad guys don't…this makes no one safer.
I now have a definitive reason to avoid another global chain and take my business to a local vendor. Adios Venti triple skinny latte…I have just turned my starbucks card into 5 guitar picks…
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