An AK Frappuccino

How risky is it to even wade a few inches into the gun rights debate? Just ask Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. Today, he announced the company’s policy that seeks to keep guns out of its cafes. Sort of. “Under the change, baristas and other store employees will not ask customers who come in with guns in holsters, say, to leave or confront them in any way, Mr. Schultz said. No signs explaining the policy will be posted in Starbucks stores, either.” According to Schultz: “We are going to serve them as we would serve anyone else.” In other words, it’s still a good idea to think twice before asking for another shot with your Frappuccino.

+ Imagine if, a month before his Navy Yard rampage, Aaron Alexis had reported to police that he was hearing voices coming from the floor and ceiling, and being bombarded with vibrations by a mysterious microwave machine. Well, he did just that.

+ “The next mass shooting will take place on February 12, 2014, in Spokane, Washington.” The Atlantic’s Philip Bump on what the data tells us about the next mass shooting.

+ Four years ago, Priscilla Daniels lost her son to gun violence on the streets of D.C. This week, her husband was one of the Navy Yard victims.

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