I Signed The Brady Starbucks Petition… Sorta

With some obviously fabricated information, and it was accepted:

Clicked Submit and…

Makes you wonder if there any checks and balances in place to ultimately discard my signature? What’s to stop some Brady goons from signing their own petition with made up names, or even more cleverly using address information out of the phone book or readily available online.  With minimal web programming skills a program could easily scrape the internet for valid addresses and automatically submit them to their little web application.  At the very minimum I find it surprising there was no zip code validation in the form;  55555 isn’t even an Arkansas zip.

I am now even less impressed by the 28,000 28,001 signatures they claim.

UPDATE: CREDO action, the company that is handling the Starbucks petition actually has zip code validation on their own site where people can sign the petition ( http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/starbucks_guns/ ).  There still isn’t any other validation.

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Kenny March 2, 2010 at 04:17 pm

HAHAHHA that is epic. Well done sir.

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Admin (Mike) March 3, 2010 at 02:23 am

Thanks

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Adam March 2, 2010 at 10:46 pm

To bad you can’t virus that site off the internet ha. Good work Mister.

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Admin (Mike) March 3, 2010 at 02:26 am

Hehehe without the Brady campaign what adversary would we get our regular entrainment from?

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Adam March 3, 2010 at 08:42 am

touche` haha

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rusgunnut1 March 3, 2010 at 01:28 pm

didn’t you post a video from KUTV or whatever with that picture in it? If not, I’ll find the link

~rsgn1

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Admin (Mike) March 3, 2010 at 01:35 pm

http://www.everydaynodaysoff.com/2009/12/10/open-carry-in-ca-looks-like-a-pain/

I had that video posted a long time ago. The point of this article was that you can enter nonsense in the Brady online Starbucks petition and it still accepts it.

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rusgunnut1 March 5, 2010 at 05:57 am

Well yea, but you did post about this before and asked if the photo was real.

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Admin (Mike) March 5, 2010 at 10:39 am
Smince March 3, 2010 at 05:08 pm

I don’t really need retailers or coffee shops to approve of my CCW since if I’m carrying it properly, they will never know about it anyway.

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Admin (Mike) March 3, 2010 at 05:14 pm

I agree. The Starbucks/Brady fiasco is more about open carry though because apparently a visible gun on anyone without a uniform makes some sheeple uneasy.

In most states the “No Guns Allowed” sign that some businesses have no legal backing to them. The merchant can simply ask you to leave, and you are expected to comply. Again, with concealed carry though this wouldn’t be an issue unless you were printing really bad.

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Dtfgator March 11, 2010 at 06:19 pm

Should have made the zip and state read “State: AR Zip: 15”

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Admin (Mike) March 11, 2010 at 06:48 pm

hehe yea that would have been awesome

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