The National Gun Victims Action Council has declared a Valentine's Day boycott of Starbucks to protest the coffee chain's support for American gun laws. TTAG Commentator Greg in Allston has a counter-proposal (so to speak) . . .
"OK everyone, let's have some real fun, shall we? Good! Listen up and please hear me out. The antis are planning a boycott. Let's counter with a BUYcott. On February 13, 14 & 15, please make the effort to go to Starbucks and buy something. Don't like their coffee? Get a tea, a cocoa, a pastry, anything. Thank the clerk for Starbucks' support of the Constitution. And here's the cool bit . . .
Pay with two dollar bills. Thomas Jefferson, Mr. Liberty himself. If Starbucks sees a huge influx of payment in two dollar bills, people in general, and Starbucks management in particular, are sure to notice.
Why the day before and the day after you ask? Simply to show that we have the power (financial, organizational and political) and the wherewithal to absolutely swamp anything that the antis can muster. Bomb Starbucks with 2A love and money. Three days in a row. What's it going to cost you? Twenty bucks tops.
There's a Starbucks a block away from where I work in Cambridge. I plan on giving them a little extra business.
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Sounds like a good idea to me.