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    would it be wrong to have a sign that states "this is NOT a gun free zone"

    on the entrance to my small office?

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    What could possibly make you think that it would be. There are all kinds of businesses out there that have signs showing their business is a gun free zone. You have the same rights as they do. Maybe get/make a sign of a gun with the circle around it without the line through it.

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    Depends who you work for .

    I have a sign on the front door of my house that says "If you trespass on this property, beware of flying objects. They contain lead."

    I'm planning to frame this one and place it on my cubicle at work: (courtesy of http://womenandguns.servertalk.in/wo...s-forum-1.html)

    I don't carry a gun........

    ...to kill people. I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

    I don't carry a gun to scare people. I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.

    I don't carry a gun because I'm paranoid. I carry a gun because there are real threats in this world.

    I don't carry a gun because I am evil. I carry a gun because I've lived long enough to see the evil in the world.

    I don't carry a gun because I hate the government. I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

    I don't carry a gun because I'm angry. I carry a gun so that I don't have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.

    I don't carry a gun because my sex organs are too small. I carry a gun because I want to continue to use those sex organs for the purpose they were intended for a good long time to come.

    I don't carry a gun because I want to shoot someone. I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

    I don't carry a gun to make me feel like a man. I carry a gun because a real man knows how to take care and protect their property, themselves and the ones they love.

    I don't carry a gun because I feel inadequate. I carry a gun because unarmed and facing armed thugs I am inadequate.

    I don't carry a gun because I love it. I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.

    I don't carry a gun to shoot to kill someone. I carry a gun and would shoot as necessary to stay alive. If the assailant dies as a result of a desire to harm me, it's no loss to society.

    No one, no one in the world has a right to pass any laws infringing on our rights to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    The socialist politicians don't want us to have any guns because they are well aware that their socialist programs could, and will, cause unrest, uprising and revolution. That is why our forefathers put the Second Amendment into place so as to protect ourselves from government tyranny. They knew there would be people who want what we own and are willing to threaten and cause bodily harm to get it.

    Anti-gun politicians don't want women to have a gun and to use that gun to protect themselves from an ex boyfriend or husband who beats the hell out of her. They say "An order of protection will protect you" That is the most asinine statement anyone could say to a bruised woman with black eyes, broken nose and teeth knocked out.

    Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. -Albert Einstein

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    Meh. I would be more inclined to just have no sign. If I really had to have one, I would have one worded something like: "Legal Carry/Posession of a fiream welcomed!". Or have a sign that says "Helpless Victim Zone" encircled with a slash through it... or one that mostly only pro gun people would get, "Sheep Free Zone", Or a picture of a sheep with a slash through it... "Sheepdogs Welcome!" or something of that nature.

    Okay... I kinda got into the moment.

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    esmart wrote:
    would it be wrong to have a sign that states "this is NOT a gun free zone"

    on the entrance to my small office?
    WOW! That is funny.

    But I am sure this would make any antis in the office uncomfortable and complain "hostile work environment"

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    I would suggest, that if this is your business and you want to make it known you are firearm friendly to those that carry, possibly a "circle" with a firearm in it like the "no firearms" signs, but without the dash and the background "green." sort of a "guns are good to go"

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    I have thought about this for my office (dreaming actually because politically it wouldn't fly) and I think I would take a pic of a gun free zone sign and then draw the circle/bar around/across that. Instead of a gun with a circle/bar it would be the stereotypical gun free zone sign with a circle/bar.
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    deepdiver wrote:
    I have thought about this for my office (dreaming actually because politically it wouldn't fly) and I think I would take a pic of a gun free zone sign and then draw the circle/bar around/across that. Instead of a gun with a circle/bar it would be the stereotypical gun free zone sign with a circle/bar.
    Me likey, that's actually pretty good. People would pause trying to comprehend it. If someone objects just say you're for "double" gun free zones :^).

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    I'd take one of those gun free zone signs and shoot a couple rounds through it. Display it with pride...

    I couldn't get away with that sign where I work, but I do have one of my targets shot full of holes prominently displayed next to my muscle car calendar. I've only got positive comments on the target so far.

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    eyesopened wrote:
    I'd take one of those gun free zone signs and shoot a couple rounds through it. Display it with pride...

    I couldn't get away with that sign where I work, but I do have one of my targets shot full of holes prominently displayed next to my muscle car calendar. I've only got positive comments on the target so far.
    Nuther good idea. My input would be to make sure you shoot it at a close enough range to get powder burns all over it

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    If I was in your position, I wouldn't put up any sign at all. People who are already pro-gun will find it funny and entertaining. People who are anti-gun will think you are a weirdo, and it will make them uncomfortable. I have always found it better to talk to the anti-gun folks slowly, cafefully, and kindly. When you are up in their face about something, it turns them off, and makes it hard for them to see the logic behind it.



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    mark edward marchiafava wrote:
    Our driveway is appx. 1/4 mile long. The gate stays locked. Halfway up the drive is a prominent sign. It reads: trespassers will be shot. Survivors will be shot again. Recently, I was speaking to someone I had never met who had come here uninvited and unannounced. He mentioned he parked at the gate and walked around it. When he got to the sign and read it, he said to himself, "maybe I don't need to be here," and turned around and walked back out.
    You might want to consider how that sign could be used against you in court if you ever did have to shoot someone...
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    Maybe something simple like

    "RKBA"
    Or
    Yellow to Red in 0.25 sec

    Most would have no clue except true believers.
    [line]
    Or go for humor with,
    Don't call me Tackleberry.
    Or
    Those Flying objects aren't UFO's
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    Do you have a shooting tropy to place on your desk?

    Leave gun magazines lying around.
    [line]


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    roscoe13 wrote:
    mark edward marchiafava wrote:
    Our driveway is appx. 1/4 mile long. The gate stays locked. Halfway up the drive is a prominent sign. It reads: trespassers will be shot. Survivors will be shot again. Recently, I was speaking to someone I had never met who had come here uninvited and unannounced. He mentioned he parked at the gate and walked around it. When he got to the sign and read it, he said to himself, "maybe I don't need to be here," and turned around and walked back out.
    You might want to consider how that sign could be used against you in court if you ever did have to shoot someone...
    "Well your Honor, he had fair warning from the signs posted all over, I guess he was suicidal."

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    Since the law here states that you can only OC with owners permission, I'd like a sign that says

    "Open Carry allowed on this property" Managment





    Wonder how that would go over???

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    There's a business near my house with a sign in the front window. At first glance I was concerned when I saw the international "gun" symbol in a circle, but then I realized there was no line through it.

    The wording goes something along the lines of "customers and employees are welcome to legally carry weapons in this store."

    I'll see if I can snap a photo some day.

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    LEO 229 wrote:
    esmart wrote:
    would it be wrong to have a sign that states "this is NOT a gun free zone"

    on the entrance to my small office?
    WOW! That is funny.

    But I am sure this would make any antis in the office uncomfortable and complain "hostile work environment"
    only 2 of us and we definitely are not antis.

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    tracylaud83 wrote:
    Since the law here states that you can only OC with owners permission, I'd like a sign that says

    "Open Carry allowed on this property" Managment





    Wonder how that would go over???
    I think thats the best suggestion yet, those not knowing what OC is not offended, the rest of us happy.

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    esmart wrote:
    LEO 229 wrote:
    esmart wrote:
    would it be wrong to have a sign that states "this is NOT a gun free zone"

    on the entrance to my small office?
    WOW! That is funny.

    But I am sure this would make any antis in the office uncomfortable and complain "hostile work environment"
    only 2 of us and we definitely are not antis.
    Then post your sign!!!

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    Or: 2nd Amendment Rights Exercised and Recognized on Premises

    Found on the net:


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    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    Also from the net:


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    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    Or using the Warning Label Generator I threw a few others together:


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    Or
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    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    I hate to be a grammar nazi, but you don't carry self defense. You carry a firearm, or means to self defense. Firearms don't jump out of the holsters by themselves to shoot the bad guys either.

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    dixiehacker wrote:
    I hate to be a grammar nazi, but you don't carry self defense. You carry a firearm, or means to self defense. Firearms don't jump out of the holsters by themselves to shoot the bad guys either.
    Laff, I know. The text length is limited and I couldn't fit "the means of" in there.
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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