Continuing to perpetuate the perception that American Christians are self-righteous, superficial, tin-eared fundamentalists who care more about their rights to carry a gun and say what they want than making the world more into the image of the divinely inspired kingdom of God.
The Newtown Starbucks sits right next door to the church that laid several children to rest just 8 months ago. The wounds are still fresh and slow to heal. Taunting this community with a display of guns is unconscionable.
By refusing to ban guns from its premises as it is allowed to as a property owner, Starbucks facilitates gun proliferation and the gun lobby's stated goal of universal armament of citizens at all times in all venues.
If a car kills someone you don't ban cars. But if there is something that can be done with the car without banning it, such as regulating who drives it or how it is made and sold, why would anybody fight that?