09/18/2013 01:45 pm ET Updated Sep 18, 2013

8 Companies That Have Actually Banned Guns

In an open letter Tuesday night, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz asked customers to please leave their guns at home. But Schultz's move may not be enough to appease gun control advocates, who earlier this year urged the coffee chain to prohibit guns at its 7,000 stores.

Schultz's letter doesn't outright ban guns. In fact he's instructing employees to still serve its gun-toting customers.

Meanwhile, a number of companies have gone one step further than Starbucks and actually banned guns:

  • 1 Whole Foods
    Whole Foods has a national policy that bans guns in stores, but not in parking lots, a spokeswoman told The Huffington Post. The policy extends at least as far back as 2001, but may be even older, she said.
  • 2 Ikea
    Ikea has a no arms policy that's posted in its stores, according to a company spokesperson.
  • 3 Peet's Coffee and Tea
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    Starbucks' competitor Peet's Coffee doesn't allow guns in stores or in its outside seating areas, a spokesperson told HuffPost.
  • 4 AMC Theaters
    The movie theater chain bans patrons from bringing guns in theaters, a spokesperson told HuffPost in August.
  • 5 California Pizza Kitchen
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    California Pizza Kitchen prohibits patrons from having guns in restaurants unless they're uniformed officers, a spokesperson told the San Francisco Chronicle earlier this year.
  • 6 Toys R Us
    The toy chain prohibits customers from bringing guns to stores, according to CNN.
  • 7 Buffalo Wild Wings
    Buffalo Wild Wings doesn't allow customers to carry guns in its restaurants, a spokesman told HuffPost. They first enacted the policy in 2009.
  • 8 Disney World
    Weapons of any kind are banned at Disney World and Disney Land, a spokesman confirmed to HuffPost.


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