In the U.S. there are 64,747 licensed gun traders and 10,843 Starbucks branches. Also, there are less supermarkets and McDonald’s joints than gun dealers. Researchers and editors with 1point21 have come up with data showing how prevalent the trade in firearms has become. "64,747 is a big number, so we wanted to compare it to something that everyone can relate to", it says on their website. This is how Starbucks, being a mainstay of American coffee culture, came into play.