Starbucks wants to be an official gun-free zone.
In an open letter on the company's website, CEO Howard Schultz told customers not to bring weapons to Starbucks stores or outdoor seating areas.
Starbucks won't slap an outright ban on guns, he says, because enforcing such a ban "would potentially require our partners to confront armed customers."
He's just asking to please not bring them in.
In an interview with USA Today, Schultz says that "the presence of a weapon in our stores is unsettling and upsetting for many of our customers."