In case you missed it, last Saturday was “Starbucks Appreciation Day.” No, it was not a gesture of support from lovers of strong coffee (like me). The “appreciation” was on behalf of Americans who believe it is their sacred right to have a handgun with them wherever they go – even to carry it openly to make sure the rest of us know who are the real defenders of the Second Amendment.
Hey, it’s not me, it’s the Supreme Court. It would seem they at least have some people who agree with them. There seems to be a plausible legal argument under Heller that there may be regulation on how arms are worn, in that you don’t have any real specific right to carry concealed, or openly, but that you do have a right to carry in some fashion. So take your pick — open or concealed. You can prohibit one, maybe, but you may not prohibit both. There’s an easy way to stop this — reform California’s permitting system to make it shall-issue.
I should also note that Starbucks Appreciation Day was Sunday, not Saturday. But we’re not really that strict. I got a muffin and French Vanilla Latte on Monday too, which I would also consider part of the appreciation, considering I’m not a coffee drinker. But add enough milk and sugar to anything, and I will drink it.