Aside From Starbucks, Who Else Doesn't Want Customers Packin'?

On Tuesday (Sept. 17), Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz issued an open letter asking customers not to bring guns into the coffee chain's stores. But what about those 1,204 Starbucks located inside Target (NYSE:TGT) stores? Interesting question, eh? Not really, it turns out: According to a roundup in the Wall Street Journal, Target says it follows local and state laws, and doesn't see the need to update its policies because Schultz's letter "is a request, and not a ban." The Journal also catalogs policies of other retailers (and an Oklahoma bank), most of which, like Target, just say they follow local laws. However, firearms aren't allowed at Costco (NASDAQ:COST) ("Costco does not believe that it is necessary for firearms to be brought into its warehouse stores, except in the case of authorized law enforcement officers") or Chuck E. Cheese's (NYSE:CEC) ("Considering that we are a children's and family entertainment center, we believe that firearms are not appropriate in our facilities"). Story