Temper your enthusiasm with the core facts. Starbuck's is still listed as an Anti-gun corporation here: http://www.pinkpistols.org/antigun.html the recent news surrounding the issue may merely be a reflection of the general sentiment near their corporate HQ in regards to the "Lakewood 4" incident in which 4 LE Officers were shot and killed in a Forza Coffee Shop as they were getting ready to begin their morning shift. Sentiment in and around the Seattle and Tacoma area is stong AND vocal.
The recent story garnering Starbuck's media attention is most likely that they don't want to be anyones billboard (forcably) without a fundimental change in their corporate philosophy and public acknowledgement thereof. Consider it a minor victory in a single battle but hardly a strike in our favor in the greater war on Gun Rights.
They are in fact acting just like the majority of the Leftist Coast Corporate entities, benign and willing to accept credit for something that is not of their making - a slap in the face to the Brady dolts in this particular instance. Wishing to remain, as much as possible, on the fence about any REAL issue is part and parcel to the way things work here. They have NOT proclaimed that they are in favor of Gun Rights. They merely stated, when pinned to the counter, that they comply with the local laws regarding Open Carry where legal to do so. Hardly a statement in favor of our position. If it hadn't been for the Brady folks pushing the issue and the recent shooting of 7 officers over the course of 3 months, they would very likely NOT have made any comments at all. They were in fact backed into the corner and forced to give an opinion. They carefully chose the words they used are still, corporately, just as Anti-gun as they have ALWAYS been.
Spend your money on a $4 cup of coffee is you wish, I can brew it for pennies at home and fill a thermos.