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What are some of the really good "we are armed" signs?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Skribs, May 30, 2012.

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  1. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    I've seen a few signs posted in various areas in the past, such as "Guns are accepted, accuracy is appreciated" at a store, or "Tresspassers will be shot, survivors will be prosecuted", etc. What are some of the signs you've used to let potential crooks know that they may be earning a Darwin Award if they break in while someone is home?
  2. psyopspec

    psyopspec Well-Known Member

    "Guns are accepted, accuracy is appreciated"

    A friend has one of these hanging in his reloading/gun room. While I've occasionally seen the signs you're talking about posted for public view, it's mostly been in rural areas.

    For me personally, I keep my profile fairly regular and boring to those who don't know me. I'm a good neighbor, but won't do more than small talk. I don't drive a car with any signage on it, don't wear camo or pro-gun T-shirts if I'm not engaged in an activity where it's required, and I try to keep my gun ownership private. Reason being, that sign my be telling crooks to nominate themselves for a Darwin award while you're there, but the moment you leave it's the home that's nominated, as a target for those same criminals.
  3. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    I was actually thinking more of putting it on the first wall you'd see if you broke in, overlayed on a target with a very tight grouping. Kind of a "might want to turn around, mister" type of deal.
  4. abq87120

    abq87120 Well-Known Member

    "Trespassers will be shot. Survivors will be shot again."
  5. Crashbox

    Crashbox Well-Known Member


    Please keep all weapons holstered unless need arises. In such a case, judicious marksmanship is appreciated."

    My absolute favorite, and I think I"ll order some.

    ETA: For my home, I do have a sign "FORGET 911/WE CALL THE MORGUE" with a silhouette of a handgun in the middle. This is adjacent to my "NO SOLICITING" sign because I got sick and tired of people disrespecting said anti-soliciting sign.
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  6. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    I personally would avoid anything that i find funny or cool- because attorneys for the family of a recently deceased felon will make it look flippant, aggressive, and irresponsible to a jury. ("We don't call 9-1-1, we call 3-5-7", etc.)
    I would think a couple of conspicuously placed, large, foil-seal NRA/ TSRA stickers on the screen doors/ windows would be understood, unless the intruder is really determined or really stupid. (in which case, he may have already given up trying to read the other sign, becuase that a-c-c-u-r-a- something word is awful long....)
  7. Omaney

    Omaney Well-Known Member

    Ok I like this one. Gotta hit the google.
  8. btg3

    btg3 Well-Known Member

    I worked in Texas a awhile back and picked up a do-dad with a tiny revolver affixed to a cut out in the shape of the state which states: " In Texas, we don't call 911."
  9. Steel Horse Rider

    Steel Horse Rider Well-Known Member

    Not necessarily what you were asking for but one of the funniest signs concerning guns was one I saw on a campground store door in Raton New, Mexico about thirty years ago. It read "Please remove mask and unload gun before entering store".
  10. AlaskaMan

    AlaskaMan Well-Known Member

    Seen a few places that had foot/yardage signs on the driveway.

    One of my neighbors has a "YOU LOOT/I SHOOT" prominently displayed.

    I prefer the simplicity of this:

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  11. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    The same ones I use to make sure they know there are valuable firearms stored inside when I'm NOT home.

    Is this a trick question?


    ...or just juvenile humor hour?
  12. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    Sam, that's why I was thinking about inside the door, first thing you'd see if you broke in would be a target with a small group with something clearly stating that they are suspending their right to safety until they cease their forcible crime. Something that people wouldn't see unless they did break in.

    I'm also on a 3rd floor condo, so people aren't likely to see it passing by.
  13. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Seriously? Warning signs to let house-breakers know they might get shot? As part of a serious defensive strategy?

    Naah. Good locks, good lighting. Early warning systems. Dog if possible. A plan.

    If they need to know they might get shot -- and they don't already realize that there's a good chance they might get shot, 'cause they're like housebreakers and stuff? -- they'll find out soon enough.

    I'm not putting up hoo-rah posters around my house. Tacky and pointless.

    I don't dial 911!
    Survivors will be shot AGAIN!
    If you're found here tonight, you'll be found here tomorrow!
    Keep honking, driver is reloading!
    I'm a really bad dude and you should be afraid of me 'cause I have this sign!

    I quit thinking those signs and slogans were cute back in highschool. I don't recall ever believing they had some kind of legitimate function.
  14. altitude_19

    altitude_19 Well-Known Member

    I did something like this by accident once. I walked around the block with a friend. It was LITERALLY the only time I have ever left my front door unlocked when leaving the house. I came back to find my next door neighbor looking for me. He told me some guy had actually opened my front door and taken a step inside. Turns out he was looking for the previous owner (friend of his) and turned around when he saw a silhouette target with a double tap about where the sternum would be. Of course all my guns were locked up. But no, I don't do this on purpose. No sense in advertising the cool toys there are to steal when I'm not home.
  15. Steve CT

    Steve CT Well-Known Member

    Why in the world would I give someone advance notice of what will happen if they come through a locked door or window? Once they DO come through the door/window, they may get another warning, circumstances permitting.
  16. GCMkc

    GCMkc Well-Known Member

    Was always a fan of the "Steal here, die here" stickers. Straight to the point. :evil:
  17. birdshot8's

    birdshot8's Well-Known Member

    Hang some police barricad tape on your porch and then make a chalk outline of the upper body hanging out the front door. A little taco sauce would complete the effect.
  18. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    The only signs I would think of having on my house are signs the A-1 Alarm Company I had years ago left on the windows.

    All those cute "I shoot first & ask questions later" type sign BS is asking for legal trouble if you do have to shoot.

    Not to mention, advertising there are things including guns in the house to steal.

    Bad idea all the way around!

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