Are you safer in Starbucks with guns carried in the open?


Depending on your view on guns, you may feel either a whole lot safer or less safe ordering a coffee at Starbucks.

That's because the coffee chain has a policy allowing "open carry" of guns in its stores in states where holstered handguns can legally be carried in public. Openly carrying handguns is legal in 43 states, including those where concealed firearms are banned.

Carrying a gun openly in public, while legal, can prompt a 911 call from a nervous coffee customer, as seen in this video: