It’s looking like the Brady folks are angry that Starbucks isn’t reacting the way they expected, and are upping the ante by taking it over to the HuffPo.
Such a policy is disturbing to law enforcement officials as well as Starbucks patrons. As aÂ San Mateo County Sheriff’s Lieutenant put it, “Open carry advocates create a potentially very dangerous situation,” because when police respond to a “man with a gun” call, they have no idea what the intentions of the gun carrier are and “the result could be deadly.”
Don’t exercise your constitutional rights, or we’ll shoot you! What a rousing message of freedom coming from California. Heller endorsed a right-to-carry, even if the state will have the power to regulate how firearm may be worn (openly vs. concealed, etc). Pick one or the other. We can make this issue fizzle in California really quick if the politicians want to issue concealed carry licenses on a non-discretionary basis.Â The Bradys might not want to accept it, but that’s the current state of affairs. Open or concealed — pick one — you may not prohibit both.