The leader of the latest sacrificial lamb gun ban organization seems to be trying to extort money from Starbucks.
Fineman said his organization plans to boycott large corporations, including Starbucks and Nike, unless they change their stance on gun violence.
Starbucks, which allows people to openly carry firearms in its stores, must ban the practice and commit $10 million each year to getting sane gun laws passed, he explained, adding that Starbucks made $550 million in profits in 2009.
Is there a lawyer in the house? Does demanding $10 million a year constitute a shakedown? Or can they claim that because Jesse Jackson does it that it’s legal?
Of course, there is always the defense that their threatened boycott is such a laughable idea that it doesn’t constitute a real threat to the company. What with the fact that they had to remove their Facebook “number attending” widget because the actual number was embarrassingly low.
Plus, they can’t be bothered to spell “latte” correctly on their website.
Honestly, who’s going to take a boycott seriously from a group that can’t correctly spell the name of the product that everyone’s supposed to boycott?
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