The coffee chain Starbucks has asked its customers in the US to stop bringing guns into its outlets.
Starbucks has not imposed a ban, but says guns “should not be part of the Starbucks experience”.
But it said it wanted to give customers “a safe and comfortable respite from the concerns of daily life”.
Starbucks has a policy of defaulting to local laws when it comes to whether people can take guns into its 7,000 US outlets.
The company’s stance has won support from the pro-gun lobby, and in August campaigners staged an appreciation day at several outlets.
One location was to have been a Starbucks at Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six staff were killed in a mass shooting at a school in December. The outlet was closed before the event began.
Till then stay safe.