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Starbucks facing anti gun rallies this weekend
- Starbucks (SBUX) is facing another gun-related headache this weekend, as anti-gun advocates gear up for a "Skip Starbucks Saturday" in reaction to the ongoing armed rallies being held by gun advocates at Starbucks across the country, as well as frequent open carry of weapons inside Starbucks stores - including loaded assault weapons.
- The coffee giant has become a de facto gathering place for gun enthusiasts due to its refusal to ban firearms from its stores.
- Although Starbucks has stated that its policy is to "comply with local laws," it has a history of going above and beyond local laws in the interest of consumer safety.
- Most recently, it banned smoking outside of its stores where it would otherwise be legal to smoke.