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Newtown Gun Control Group Protests Starbucks ‘Gun Day’

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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) _ A gun control group in Newtown is discouraging gun rights advocates from holding a rally at Starbucks.

Newtown Action Alliance, an advocacy group formed after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, objected to a “Starbucks Appreciation Day” Friday, saying the community was still healing. The group encouraged Starbucks to evaluate its policy allowing guns in their stores.

A Facebook page advertising the event says Starbucks has been the target of unjust attacks from groups that do not support their right to bear arms. Organizers say they want to thank Starbucks for standing up for their rights and asked participants to follow all laws if they decide to carry a gun during the event and to wear pro-gun rights apparel.

Starbucks says it complies with laws in the communities it serves.

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