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Old March 26, 2009, 04:06 PM   #1
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Alter ego of the NO GUNS SIGN...

What if business owners that are often targeted for robbery or terrorist attacks had a sign akin to this...
"WARNING ALERT ADVISO"
"The occupants and patrons of this establishment may be armed with concealed weapons!
Violence may be met with equal or greater response with vilonce!
Rob at your own risk to life and limb!"

Not that it would ever happen but I bet with a few of them street crosser dude pictures explaining it, even the illiterate punk would have a better chance of making the right choice.
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Old March 26, 2009, 04:17 PM   #2
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My ex has a sign on his bedroom door that has a business end view of a revolver with "intruders will be shot, survivors will be shot again" written underneath it.

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Old March 26, 2009, 04:18 PM   #3
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Speaking as a business owner, the least that would happen is I would lose my insurance very quickly if I posted a sign like that. A sad sign of the times I am afraid.
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Old March 26, 2009, 04:20 PM   #4
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Speaking as a business owner, the lest that would happen is I would lose my insurance very quickly. A sad sign of the times I am afraid.
Ain't it the truth.


I do love that sign about "can you guess which three" though. That's funny.
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Old March 26, 2009, 04:29 PM   #5
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When I bought my house, the (then) owner had one of those parking-style signs on the garage: "Protected by Smith and Wesson." Unfortunately he took it with him...

But, no, I wouldn't put any of these signs up on the front of my business, either. But the dog works pretty well... A couple of times, I've told her "Go see!" when someone has been standing outside, looking in through the door, and I didn't like their looks -- when the dog appeared, those people were GONE.
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Old March 26, 2009, 04:33 PM   #6
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A biker buddy with a mechanic shop had painted in 6 inch letters on his often peeled roll up door...
"This shop now randomly patrolled by ex-vietnam vet drunken biker with guns!!!"
The break ins ended immediately! No insurance so no sweat!
As I said... I know it can never happen in most bussiness'...
My Bianchi holster I had strapped to every motorcycle I owned never had a gun in it as I never had a .357 size revolver with 4 inch barrel as I preferred semi's... but an empty holster is a scary thing to some punk. More than once I was asked in the bar or other gathering "Who owns the Guzzi or "bike with a holster on it?" Most times I would acknowledge and when I did I often got a look of... "Leave that guy alone" or a wink...
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Old March 26, 2009, 04:51 PM   #7
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This is the dreaded legal risk thread. If the shoot is ambiguous or if you shoot an innocent because you aren't the dead-eyed shot that most on the Internet claim - the sign may make you look nutsy-koo-koo and help the criminal or civil jury do evil to you.

Remember gun stores and banks with armed guards have been robbed. If someone knows you have guns, then they might think you have something even more valuable and then plan to take you out.
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Old March 26, 2009, 04:56 PM   #8
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Yes it was one of them idealist thoughts I had and I remember a gunstore being robbed that had marked patrol car outside as an officer shopped... Funny thing was the nearly PRO 2A news channel said they would never know which of the 15 or 17 bullets of a variety of calibers killed the robber who never got a shot off!
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Old March 26, 2009, 05:14 PM   #9
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Near where I work there was a gun store, it was robbed and the owner got into a furious gun fight with the robbers. He carried the day but eventually had to move out of the area due to gang harassment, IIRC.

Ayoob has written about this one. And there have been successful gun shop robberies.

My point - do you get more safety out of having a concealed weapon or deterrence from the sign vs. the risk of the sign.
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Old March 26, 2009, 05:32 PM   #10
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How about:

Warning
State law allows citizens to meet force with force, and authorizes the use of deadly force to prevent a forcible felony. Armed robbers should consider this fact before robbing this or any other business in this state.
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Old March 26, 2009, 05:39 PM   #11
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What if it is just implied? lol

Thiis is one of my current favorites






I know it is more of a political statement, but one could extrapolate that the owner may use deadly force
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Old March 26, 2009, 05:45 PM   #12
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Or: The OWNER and PATRONS of this establishment BELIEVE in the 2nd AMENDMENT and the RIGHT to CONCEAL ARMS.

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Old March 27, 2009, 02:58 PM   #13
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One of my favorite restaurants had the don't beware of dog sign but they took it down. Strangely enough I stopped going to the restaurant as much as I used to.
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Old March 27, 2009, 03:02 PM   #14
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Those signs are quaint, but...not sure if forewarning potential miscreants that there are firearms inside the premises is a great idea - unless someone is always there, a bad guy can simply case the place and choose a time when no one is there to enter and steal your firearms.
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Old March 27, 2009, 07:48 PM   #15
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But the signs are a-OK at gun shows. There is a great thread on the subject in General Discussion section.
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Old March 27, 2009, 08:50 PM   #16
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My boss has one of those on his car. He's the owner too, so he sets the rules.
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Old March 27, 2009, 10:20 PM   #17
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Why would you warn bad guys that you are armed? Keep 'em guessing and you have the edge of uncertainty.
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Old March 28, 2009, 11:37 AM   #18
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I don't mean to say that the sticker says there is a concealed wepon on premises just that the risk to a robber may outweigh the reward.
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Old March 31, 2009, 01:26 PM   #19
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it's like the "beware of dog" sign that you put up

if your dog happens to bite some one, the lawyer
(for the bitten person) will say: see....they knew the dog
was dangerous!

and you are screwed

best not to telegraph your intentions that can be easily misconstrued

IANOL (i am not a lawyer) so best taken with the customary grain
or three of salt
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Old March 31, 2009, 07:03 PM   #20
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I don't see a problem with advertising the fact...

heck in every gun store I go in around here the employees open carry... so if you don't see the sign you are going to figure it out pretty dern quick.

If I ran a store that let the public in... what I would put up is:

"No illegal weapons allowed!"

that would solve all problems......
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Old March 31, 2009, 07:12 PM   #21
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yourang, In many areas if you own a dog of known protective/viscous breeds and do not post the sign and it bites someone, the attorney will say, as they prosecute/sue you, "the owner of this man killer dog failed to warn the nefarious thug that he was gonna be attacked and mauled if they chose to victimize this homeowner"... "If only my poor client had been warned...."
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Old April 1, 2009, 02:25 PM   #22
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For the dog issue... the one I like just says "Notice: Dog on Premises"

"Yessir, Your Honor, that guy should've known there was a dog in my house. But I never thought she'd bite anyone..."

"No illegal weapons allowed!" isn't bad, either... but I'm still not going to post one.

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a dog of known protective/viscous breeds
Eeewww. That would be... a Portuguese slime spaniel?
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Old April 1, 2009, 08:17 PM   #23
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Several new signs went up in town this week. I don't know the reason for them, but I don't mind them.

"NO DISPLAYED WEAPONS ALLOWED"

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