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No gun sign FAILS!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by The-Reaver, Apr 27, 2012.

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  1. The-Reaver

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    http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/node/8299
     
  2. Rail Driver

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    Part of the problem is that some insurance companies give premium breaks to businesses that post these signs.
     
  3. Sky

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    Thanks for the post
     
  4. mrvco

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    The sign is in plain sight, how could they have not seen it? It's sad to think that kids today no longer read and obey signs.
     
  5. Jim NE

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    Sorry, but if I'm going into any privately owned place where the OWNER of said place doesn't want guns on HIS premises, I respect his wishes.

    Often that means I don't go into the place, but not out of resentment towards the owner. I've got my rights and he has his.
     
  6. Romeo 33 Delta

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    Great post ... stupid owner!
     
  7. exavid

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    Here in Oregon it's up to your conscience, no guns signs don't have force of law except in the few restricted places designated by state law. If you carry into a business that's posted they can tell you to leave if they know you're carrying. If you comply and leave that's it. If you refuse the police can be called and cite you with trespassing. Oregon has no restriction on guns in bars unless the bar posts "no guns" at the door.
     
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    I've only ever seen one "no guns" sign. It was outside of Babies 'R Us. Walked right past it, and my conscience wasn't upset. In fact, I felt good about being able to protect my family while shopping for my daughter's new dress.
     
  9. Freedom_fighter_in_IL

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    That is a falsehood. I have called many insurance companies about this and not a single one of them gives a break for posting these signs. Nor do they require it from any insured. That rumor got started from so many people just "thinking" that's why the owners of some places do it. It's also a good lie from owners to keep from saying that they really just don't like people armed and it's much easier to post a sign and say "my insurance company requires it" rather than confess to the fact that they are anti-gun.
     
  10. Double Naught Spy

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    No, stupid author of the article.

    From the article...
    I don't know where pro-gun folks get the impression that the signs are supposed to stop the bad guys. It is a really stupid myth. No business owner believes a sign is going to stop criminals. If they did believe it, they would post DO NOT ROB signs, NO FIGHT signs, etc., huh?

    More than anything else, the signs are to stop law abiding good guys from bringing their guns in where they might do something stupid that we see showing up on the news with disheartening frequency, like the preacher's daughter that was shot in the head by a church member and her boyfriend to whom the gun was being shown. They were apparently in what, a closet(?) when the gun discharged, went through the wall, and struck her in the head.

    How about the guy in Utah at the burger place who shot the toilet? The guy in the Walmart in Arizona who had his own ND when he was fiddling with his gun out of the holster.

    All of these incidents and many many more are by law abiding gun owners doing stupid stuff.

    I like how the article posted in the OP talks about the failure of the sign. The sign failed and so it is obviously a stupid idea by the anti-gunners somehow, right? Looks to me like the failure isn't with the sign, but Jeff Thomas.

    If we follow Jeff's logic, because bad guys took guns into the bar, the sign failed, right? This is where Jeff fails. The sign just isn't the rule of some anti-gunner bar owner. It happens to be the law. So that must mean that the law failed. Funy how Jeff puts the blame on the sign and not on the law. What is the point of laws if people are going to break them, right? After all, Jeff seems to think that there is no point to such a sign if people are going to violate it.

    Notice that the author failed as well in that he put his entire emphasis on the sign not working when the bad guys in this incident broke several laws. That would seem to indicate a failure of the legal system, would it not?

    At best, the sign is just a friendly reminder to law abiding folks who carry guns via a carry permit that they can't bring them into the bar. As we have seen repeated over and over, forgetful but well intentioned law-abiding folks manage to get busted with guns in places where it is illegal to have them. This happens with some regularity at airports and to a lesser extent, in places like courthouses.

     
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    You know Double, I can't argue with that. I understand people's frustration with silly laws and irrational fears, but you make a good point. The fact that accidental discharges are rare, or that criminals will not obey it, does not change the fact that the sign did not "fail". And we're not going to change anyone's mind by making fun of them. You made me stop and think. Thanks.
     
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    I am the same way.

    And this is why THR is the best. Our members make us what we are.
     
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    The signs stop me from carrying into the establishments on which they are posted because I respect the rights of the owner to set the rules for his place and because I don't go in at all.
     
  14. 1911Tuner

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    I've heard the same, but the sign in plain sight provides the owner some protection from lawsuits after the fact. "If you'd have put up a "No guns allowed" sign, that guy wouldn't have shot my son because he'd have left his gun in the car, so I'm going to sue you for not making that rule."

    And, there are juries who would find for the plaintiff.

    I know a gun dealer who has a sign. "No loaded guns in the store."

    On the face of it, it seems odd...but it makes sense. He said that he didn't care if somebody brings a holstered, loaded pistol...concealed or open...as long as they leave it in the holster. He's also had a few people clearing their pistols just before or just as they enter...and light one off. So far, nobody has been hurt except for one guy who put a round through his forearm while clearing a Glock at the front door...but it does understandably make adjacent business owners and their customers a little nervous.
     
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    Here in this part of Pa, other than where laws apply like schools ,court houses etc., it is the property owners perogative whether or not to allow firearms on thier premises.
    In fact, if asked, a Policeman has to leave his weapon outside also.
    We have one local gunshow that won't allow Policemen to carry into the show.
    Well, actualy, they , like everyone else, have to unload said weapon and have security install a wire tie into the firearm so it can't be loaded.
    Given my druthers, i'd sure rather have trained professionals armed in the building instead of Fife security.
     
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    It's sarcasm.
     
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    I (a law abiding gun owner) may respect the sign, but that really wasn't the point.
     
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    I have yet to see any confirming information on this old assumption.
    I'd be delighted to see a citation, or hear a first-hand account about the concept, but I'm pretty sure it is a myth and the signs just come in the bundle of "required" signs any business gets - you know, the pack of; minimum wage, non-discrimination, MSDS info, emergency numbers, etc etc that every business accumulates over time. If some idiot started slipping a gunbuster sign into the packet and selling it as a starter kit, most managers/owners would put it up assuming it meant anything.
     
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    I have never seen a 'No Guns' sign in VT, except at Federal buildings, etc....
     
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    Awesomeness.
     
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    Lawyers and corporate risk manager typically advise businesses to display the signs.
     
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    Unfortunately, I work in a place that has these signs on every entrance. The signs read "No Guns, Knives, or Weapons allowed on this property"

    The employers Attorney explained that all we can do is ask them to take the weapon back to their vehicle since it is not a law in Alaska.
     
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    Given that you can carry in Ohio, but it's illegal to carry inside the bar, the sign may well have been put up to remind CCW folks they can't bring their guns inside.
     
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    But in Ohio, now anyway, you can carry in a bar, provided you are not consuming any alcohol at all. That change occurred just in the last year sometime. The bar didn't have to post anything before, but now they can if they want to.
     
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    I changed banks recently because of their little sign on the window. I told them too why I changed banks and the lady did not even know the little sign was there. I told the new bank why I changed too. Waffle house has lost hundreds of dollars over the last 40 years by having that sign up. I love waffle house but have not been in there in years. A barbecue place here had a little sign up and I would go over there ever so often stop and look at it and look woeful and turn around and walk off. Done that several times just for fun. Now it is out of business. There is no point in barring those that would protect your life from being in your business establishment. When anyone carries in my business, I thank them and tell them "you might save my life sometime"
     
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