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Gun banner to deter would-be intruder?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ns66, May 7, 2011.

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  1. ns66

    ns66 Member

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    intruders usually would stay away from homes that have firearms, i read case studies intruder not knowing a home is armed and get in, gun fight started, police suggests if you are home and stranger rings the bell, answer it so he knows someone is home and potentially armed, he will most likely move on

    maybe can make a gun banner on the front door saying something like "armed and dangerous" to deter would-be intruders? or maybe just some gun posters to make it more subtle :D
     
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  2. infuriatednoodle

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    I've never thought if that specifically before. I know it would be a bad idea to have bumper stickers like that all over the back of your car. It may bring unwanted attention, or hey, maybe it would work.
     
  3. Carl Levitian

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    Not a good idea to advertise you have firearms in the house. Why let it be known that you have one of the most sought after items to steal and sell quick. I don't even let my neighbors know I have guns.

    Carl.
     
  4. Snowbandit

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    First consider how you would feel after a shooting incident at your home when the banner is displayed on the front page of the newspaper. Next is when that banner is presented to a jury of your peers. Not all signs and banners are created equally. The guy who in jest posts, "TRESPASSERS WILL BE SHOT, SURVIVORS WILL BE SHOT AGAIN", better hope he never has to shoot someone anywhere. This kind of stuff will come back to haunt you because it displays a predetermined mindset.
     
  5. kingpin008

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    Carl hit the nail on the head. The key part of the equation is the criminals NOT knowing whether or not their potential target is armed or not. By advertising, you not only take away that advantage, you give the criminals the advantage of knowing exactly which house to rob once you're not there.
     
  6. GojuBrian

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    I know someone that had a sticker on the front window of their house. It said,"Bad Dog, Good Shot!" picture a gun in hand and big dig teeth.
    His guns were stolen when he was at work one day. You decide if they were related.


    Sent from my iBrian
     
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    I think advertising would be problematic. You can't be home 100% of the time, and unemployed or professional criminals could "wait you out" and case your house ... Also, from a legal perspective, could create issues for you in a questionable shoot, and a zealous anti-gun DA could turn your sign into "bloodlust" or something of that nature. Unlikely but why toy with it.

    Personally, while I've never done it, I think a simple sign taped to the window at the entrances, visible to the outside - that reminds folks of something like this:

    "Breaking and entering in XXXX (state) is a felony. You will be caught, prosecuted and convicted. Maximum sentence is XXXX years. Also, in XXX (state) the homeowner has the right to use lethal force to protect himself. If you break in you could end up dead or go to prison. Is my TV worth that?"
     
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    I kinda think the cons of posting something like that would outweigh the benefits.
     
  9. nwilliams

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    Guns are high up there on the target list for thieves so by advertising that their are firearms in this house you are basically just dangling a carrot in front of the horse.

    Also if a thief knows that you're not home then why would they care if you are armed?
     
  10. Carl Levitian

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    "Breaking and entering in XXXX (state) is a felony. You will be caught, prosecuted and convicted. Maximum sentence is XXXX years. Also, in XXX (state) the homeowner has the right to use lethal force to protect himself. If you break in you could end up dead or go to prison. Is my TV worth that?"
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    That's just as bad as any gun poster. It clearly hints that you will shoot an intruder. Big fail.

    You want your home, your car, and even yourself, to be as anonymous as possible these days. I believe in the gray man approach to life. I don't want to be noticed or remembered 20 minutes after I leave someplace. No gun stickers, no gun posters, no gun t-shirts, no macho running off at the mouth how I have this or that. Like I said, my own neighbors next door have no idea I have guns. I don't even put any stickers of any kind on my car.

    Very often, we gun owners are our own worst enemy. I've seen the idiot at the mall with the HK t-shirt and a Glock ball cap, and just for yuks I tailed him to his car, and he never knew he was being watched. How hard would it be to follow him to his house?

    Never let them know anything about you by the way you look. Even if that means dialing down the macho stuff.

    Carl.
     
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    Funny because I have a buddy who has a nice wide oak door and on either side are two nice windows, one has a no solicitors sign and the other has a "ragged-hole" paper practice target taped at the bottom. It doesn't really say, "Hey I will shoot you" at all. But it does in a way imply that the homeowner has a gun and knows how to use it...very passive-aggressive...I love it personally. lol


    However, the effectiveness of such a thing depends on the criminal, and his intelligence....:)
     
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    I wouldn't advertise that this is the house to hit if you want a firearm. I also wouldn't give ammo to the prosecutor in a trial by hanging **** like that.
     
  13. rifleman14

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    best one ive read yet JCallaway82! just hang a man sized target on your front door with about 25 rounds all within 3" or so at center mass(maybe a couple head shots just for kicks) and I would think that would be enough to deter a potential break in. yes it is true that many criminals would see a gun poster as incentive to rob the place, but then again, many criminals are rather sharp and have a little common sense. obviously not a lot, but enough, I think, to make them say "hey, there's plenty of other houses I can rob around here. Why take the chance?" I definitely agree with the fact that the majority of criminals would just go ahead and do it
     
  14. ns66

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    these days any big screen tv is worth more than a gun, i doubt criminals will target gun owner house just because there's gun in there, for them it's life and death, not the same mindset for folks here typing on keyboard at your leisure, imagine if you have to break in to a house you pick one with guns inside?
     
  15. JCallaway82

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    @Rifleman14 I thought it was wise of him as well. It doesn't directly threaten criminals, but anyone with a few brain cells can see that the homeowner likes shooting stuff....


    Good luck though with convincing the wives to allow you to put a full size paper target on her beautiful front door! haha!
     
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    I would not post any signs on my home or cars.
     
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    Tempting, but not that tempting...

    I'm with the guys who would rather let the BGs be surprised.
     
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    Unless you (or some trained family members) can be home 100% of the time and be prepared, it's bad idea to advertise.
     
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    Posting signs, stickers and banners is a bad idea, they serve no concrete purpose, except blocking out sunlight and making you look like a nut. Instead of that crap, you should seriously deliberate on quality audible alarm systems, dogs, reinforced door and window frames, stronger, deeper locks, a good safe, surveillance cameras and motion sensor lights. Sounds like a lot, but the things I mentioned are all purpose-built.
     
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    If anything I have a booster for my local police dept sticker, or an NRA sticker.
     
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    Flawed logic. While a TV may be worth more than a gun, which one is going to be easier to get out of the house without being noticed? Which one is going to be easier and quicker to re-sell on the street? Which one is more valuable to the crook if they intend to bring their criminal activities to another level and begin physically mugging people? If you guessed gun, you guessed right.
     
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    i would go with alarm company stickers...
     
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    Surprise, Surprise, Surprise-

    that is want you want any potential intruder too find~! No need to
    advertise that you are legally armed; let the element of SURPRISE
    be on your side~! ;) :D
     
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    Yes, a gun banner will deter some intruders. Yes, a gun banner will attract some intruders.

    Personally, I don't have anything pertaining to firearms on my house or car.
     
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  25. ozarkhillbilly

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    While I would not put this on my house, I like.

    "I eat what I shoot"
     
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