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Would these signs offend you?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by bogie, Oct 27, 2007.

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  1. bogie

    bogie Member

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    I'm thinking that some business owners need to have something to keep nervous soccer mommies happy...

    And I'm wondering if the other would be a good idea for some gun stores...
     

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  2. tnieto2004

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    They don't offend me..
     
  3. Chipperman

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    I would not be offended, because they clearly would not apply to me.

    The illegal gun part, though, is silly. If they're already breaking the law, what good is a sign?
     
  4. TCB in TN

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    I completely agree!
     
  5. Creature

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    Nope..not offensive to my senses.
     
  6. bogie

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    Guys, the signs are not about reality. They're about making someone who expects them feel good... I mean, my bank literally has a sign at the front that basically says "please remove ski masks, hats and sunglasses before entering."

    It's about psych.
     
  7. AirForceShooter

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    what sign.
    I never read any signs. Except maybe the one that says SALE.

    AFS
     
  8. hexidismal

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    you know what ... If the first of those two signs was posted somewhere, I bet you could pick out all the legal concealed carriers as the people who stopped to read it.
     
  9. Taurus 66

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    No offense taken. I'd still carry concealed (and loaded) while on the premises. I'm not one to go, "Oh Golly Gee" to such a sign and part with my weapon. If no hell breaks loose, which is the case in 9,999 times out of a 10,000, there will be no need for an unholstering and a point to target. If all hell breaks loose and all other conditions are right, I will unholster, point, and do what is necessary to stop any threat, whether it be unto me, my family, friends, or innocent stranger(s). It's just plain common sense.
     
  10. bogie

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    T66... NOBODY was asking you to part with a weapon... I do signage and stuff, and I know that more than a few folks who run gun shops are a little leery of people walking in with loaded boomsticks and then waving the darn things around...

    Sheesh.
     
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    One of my favorite dealers has a sign that says something to the effect of "Concealed carry weapons must remain concealed." They allow permit holders to carry in the store as long as it stays concealed. I've never heard anyone complain.
     
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    Fiero, that "concealed carry must remain concealed" sign seems like a good idea to me. I'd have no problem with a sign like that. Your dealer sounds like a smart & practical man.
     
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    I like the second one. First one, may as well make it say "Don't do anything illegal in the store! Anything legal is fine, though."
     
  14. joab

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    Look closer next time you go to a gun store

    The signs aren't offensive, just a bit wordy

    NO ILLEGAL FIREARMS
    would suffice
     
  15. Brad Johnson

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    In the interest of brevity and soccor-momminess I'd be tempted to stay away from any wording that even implies guns are welcome. Worry-warts would be reading all kinds of nonsense into it.

    How about something along the lines of "No Illegal Firearms" sans explanatory subtext? Using 'firearm' instead of 'gun' softens the sign a bit, leaves all "authorized" individuals full access. Leaving out the subtext gives it a no-nonsense feel that will comfort the hand-wringers without them inferring the unstated intent.


    Of course, there's always the "In Your Face" version. This is something I cobbled together on the quick...

    [​IMG]
     

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  16. Standing Wolf

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    I carry openly.
     
  17. Neo-Luddite

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    Trying to placate that demographic, even if you feel you must in order to exploit them for financial gain, is a really bad idea in my book. Emmotional by nature, vindictive in temperment, they will throw you under the wheels of their minivan if it suits them.
     
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    You should warn people you know. Now I have coffee dribbling out my nose...

    :D

    Brad
     
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    Standing Wolf beat me to it. What about open carry?
     
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    I understand your thought process...appease the sheeple with paper.

    I do see an opportunity to be offended by the 2nd one however. Don't you think that those who are CCing already know not to pull it out of the holster? Do you think they just pull it out and wave it around on a whim? Or are you saying that if there is a need for their weapon, keep it holstered anyways. Why don't you tell the police the same thing.

    ATTENTION POLICE! Please keep your gun holstered, please don't shoot the ceiling, windows, or anyone in this store. Criminals, that goes for you too.
     
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    Doesn't bother me. Of course, on the door to the business we owned we had a sign with similar wording to that which Brad J. posted.

    Regards,
    Rabbit.
     
  22. The Lone Haranguer

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    Yes, I would be offended

    The first sign is an absolute joke. Yes, I'm sure someone intent on robbing or shooting up the place is going to see that stupid sign and say, "Gosh darn it, I'll have to go somewhere else!" :rolleyes: The second is lowering itself to the lowest common denominator and is therefore utterly lacking in tact. No doubt it is for the safety of the employees and customers, but a much more polite yet still firm way of putting it (in the context of a gun shop or range) would be, "All firearms must be cased or holstered and may not be removed without prior direction from a store employee." A non-gun business could simply say, "All firearms must be holstered," period.
     
  23. StuckInMA

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    I haven't seen anyone wave it around but I saw a guy pull his CCW without giving the sales clerk a heads up. He walked up to the counter, pulled out his CCW and then made eye contact and said "Do you carry any XYZ holsters that will fit this?" (paraphrasing)
     
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    The Sportmann's Warehouse stores here have similar signs. They read something like "All firearms must be checked with customer service" with smaller print below that reads "legally carried concealed & properly secured weapons are exempt"
     
  25. Taurus 66

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    Sorry bogie; sometimes I just go overboard. ;)
     
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