Starbucks has announced that it will discourage people from bringing guns into its shops -- a move that comes after gun-rights advocates held "Starbucks Appreciation Days" and brought guns to the shops.

Last month, the company was forced to close a location in Newtown, Conn., the site of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings, when gun-rights supporters planned to hold a "Starbucks Appreciation Day" at that location.

While Starbucks is not banning guns -- as some establishments do -- the company is saying the weapons are no longer welcome in its stores.