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Old September 27, 2004, 06:15 AM   #1
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Burma-signs...along Illinois highways

Champaign County Rifle Association (CCRA) in Illinois has placed "Burma" style signs throughout the state. It's a real pleasure driving through the state and seeing the pro-active actions these folks have done. Wish more gun clubs would do this.

http://www.gunssavelife.com/GSLife/burma/burma.html

http://www.gunssavelife.com/GSLife/b...urmastats.html


BURMA-STYLE SIGN SLOGANS


GUN CONTROL
DISARMS VICTIMS
NOT CRIMINALS
(Our very first set)

GUN CONTROL IS
RACE CONTROL
NOT CRIME CONTROL
AND IT'S UNAMERICAN
(earned a front-page newspaper story w/ photos)

SOCIETY IS SAFER
WHEN CRIMINALS
DON'T KNOW
WHO'S ARMED
(front page newspaper article w/ photos)

WHEN GUN CONTROL
HAS US BEAT
CRIMINALS WILL
OWN THE STREET

THE RIGHT TO
CARRY FIREARMS
IS THE RIGHT TO
PROTECT YOUR FAMILY

EVERY YEAR
TWO MILLION TIMES
ARMED CITIZENS
PREVENT CRIMES

ARMED CITIZENS
CRIMINALS AVOID
IN 43 STATES
BUT NOT ILLINOIS

IN AUSTRALIA
CRIME WAS LOW
GUNS WERE BANNED
AND CRIME DID GROW

DISARMING VICTIMS
WON'T STOP CRIME
(posted where there was room for only two signs)

IF GUNS
CAUSE CRIME
MATCHES
CAUSE ARSON

YOUNG THUGS
WON'T DARE ATTACK
WHEN A TEACHER
MIGHT SHOOT BACK

GUNS ARE NEITHER
GOOD NOR EVIL
HOW THEY'RE USED
DEPENDS ON PEOPLE

SHOOTING SPORTS
ARE SAFE AND FUN
THERE'S NO CAUSE
TO FEAR A GUN

TELL YOUR SENATOR
WHEN HE RUNS
BAN THE CRIMINALS
NOT THE GUNS

DIALED 9-1-1
AND I'M ON HOLD
SURE WISH I HAD
THAT GUN I SOLD
(front page newspaper article)

VIOLENCE AROUND?
WE HAVE FOUND
FAMILIES WITH GUNS
SLEEP SAFE AND SOUND

SPREAD THE NEWS
LIKE PAUL REVERE
GUNS SAVE LIVES
THOUSANDS PER YEAR

OUR SECOND AMENDMENT
IS GUARDED FOREVER
BY CITIZENS PULLING
THE VOTING LEVER

MY MOM SLEEPS SAFE
SHE HAS NO FEAR
AND THAT'S BECAUSE
HER GUN IS NEAR

MY MOM SLEEPS SAFE
SHE HAS NO FEAR
THUGS STEER CLEAR
OR BANG THEY'LL HEAR

AS YOU CAN SEE
THUGS SPRAY LIES
HARD AS THEY TRY
FREEDOM WON'T DIE

GUN CONTROL
EVERY TIME
ONLY INCREASES
VIOLENT CRIME

CRIMINALS MENACING?
A LADY ALONE?
DETERRENCE REQUIRES
MORE THAN A PHONE
(newspaper story)

THE VILLAIN THOUGHT
HE'D PLAY ROUGH
UNTIL THE LADY
CALLED HIS BLUFF

WHEN DANGER LURKS
REMEMBER, SONNY
THAT RABBIT'S FOOT
WON'T SAVE NO BUNNY

VIOLENT THUGS
WON'T DARE ATTACK
IF THEIR VICTIMS
MIGHT SHOOT BACK

NO GUN HAS EVER
COMMITTED A CRIME
CRIMINALS DO
TIME AFTER TIME

POLICE RARELY
ARRIVE IN TIME
WHAT PROTECTS YOU
DURING THE CRIME?

TYRANTS AND CROOKS
LOVE GUN CONTROL
DISARMED VICTIMS
IS THEIR GOAL

ROSES ARE RED
MY GUN IS BLUE
I AM SAFE
HOW ABOUT YOU?

JANE SEES THUG
THUG SEES JANE
SEES JANE'S GUN
RUN THUG RUN!

TESTED IN PEACE
PROVEN IN WAR
GUNS IN THE HOME
EVEN THE SCORE

CROOKS ARE MANY
COPS ARE FEW
CROOKS CARRY GUNS
WHY CAN'T YOU?

IF A SAFE SOCIETY
IS WHAT YOU SEEK
IT WON'T HAPPEN
DISARMING THE MEEK

IN THE WORLD
IT'S PLAIN TO SEE
IF YOU'RE NOT ARMED
YOU CAN'T BE FREE

FROM 44 STATES
IT IS CLEAR
CITIZENS WITH GUNS
CRIMINALS DO FEAR

OUR MESSAGE IS
LEAN NOT FAT
GUNS SAVE LIVES
THAT'S PURE FACT
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Old September 27, 2004, 09:32 AM   #2
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See them on our drives to Peoria.

Hope they spread.
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Old September 27, 2004, 09:35 AM   #3
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I've seen them also.. Good job..!!..

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Old September 27, 2004, 12:12 PM   #4
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Those are great and need to spread across the USA.
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Old September 27, 2004, 01:27 PM   #5
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I wonder how long before the signs get vandalized?

Some good signs in the spirit of the old roadside Burma Shave signs, especially those that rhyme.
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Old September 27, 2004, 02:02 PM   #6
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Outstanding Project!

This thread is the first I've heard or read about it. Guess I ought to get out more.

Congratulations on the success of the effort, and kudos to the originators and workers.

Best,
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Old September 27, 2004, 02:02 PM   #7
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I saw these two years ago right around this time of year when I was going from Southern Illinois to Iowa to visit friends.

Nice to see.
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Old September 27, 2004, 02:43 PM   #8
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Fantastic!

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Old September 27, 2004, 03:24 PM   #9
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Don't know which pro-gun group did this first--and that's not important anyhow--but the Ohioans for Concealed Carry outfit did the Burma shave signs starting four, maybe five years ago. It took until this year to get a CCW law passed. It might be my imagination, but the open carry marches we had around the state last year garnered a BUNCH more media attention than the roadside signs. Really seemed to rile the big city newspapers and TV stations that they couldn't do a hatchet job on the marches, as we made a point of dressing well and behaving politely. We didn't even cross against the walk lights! Maybe the folks of Illinois should think about having this type of event, if open carry is legal there..
Hope I'm not seen as trying to drift the thread, just trying to add something to it..
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