BRADY CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE - For Immediate Release - September 18, 2013 - Contact: media [at] bradynetwork [dot] org
Statement from Dan Gross, President, Brady Campaign
Washington, DC – Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence released the following statement on Starbucks addressing their gun policy:
“Starbucks today announced it is asking customers to leave their guns behind when customers visit its establishments. We are glad Starbucks is starting to take this issue seriously and is listening to the voice of its customers and the voice of the American people. This is an important first step and we hope Starbucks will continue to reassess its gun policy so its customers, including families with children, continue to feel safe.”
In 2010, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and its Million Mom March and Brady Chapters teamed up with CREDO Action and gathered more than 40,000 signatures on a petition aimed at changing the company’s policy on guns in its stores that was delivered to Starbucks’ Seattle headquarters. Subsequently, Peet’s Coffee & Tea and California Pizza Kitchen prohibited guns in their establishments.