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Starbucks Declares Guns Unwelcome, but Doesn’t Ban Them

Starbucks Corp. Chief Executive Howard Schultz issued an open letter asking customers not to bring firearms into its stores, responding to growing pressure from both sides of the gun debate over its policies. Starbucks stopped short of banning guns outright, as some retailers have done, with Mr. Schultz saying it doesn’t want to put its employees in the position of confronting armed customers.