Skip to comments.Want to keep guns out of your home? Buy a 'no-gun' sign from the city [Madison, WI]
Posted on 11/13/2011 3:26:43 PM PST by SJackson
Now that Wisconsin allows people to carry concealed guns, here's one thing you might want to know: That includes your home. That means that everyone from the Mary Kay lady to the plumber can come into your home packing heat, unless you tell them they can't, or unless you post a sign.
The law, which allows people to apply for licenses to carry concealed guns, knives, Tasers and billy clubs, went into effect on Nov. 1.
People who oppose the law -- according to some polls they make up the majority of the state -- might be put off at having to stick a sign on their door to keep guns out of the home. But I think it beats having to tell everyone who comes to the door that they need to put their gun in the car.
So I'm going to buy a sign, which are being sold at the Madison City Clerk's office in Room 103 of the City-County Building at 210 Martin Luther King Blvd., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The sign, a 5-inch-by-7-inch vinyl sticker, costs $5.
"I would say we're probably selling at least five to 10 a day," says Elena Berg in the City Clerk's office. "Mainly businesses, but some are going on homes as well."
Or if you prefer, you can download a version of the sign here and print it off.
There are also plenty of stores and online vendors selling no-gun signs, but a lot of them are aluminum, which are difficult to mount, and most of them cost more than the city is asking.
Besides, I think it will look good above the "No Solicitors" sign on the the door, although that one hasn't proven to be terribly effective.
First, it raises $5 for the City of Madison for something you can print out on your computor for free. Raising Revenues.
Second, though I doubt these will be springing up in rural areas, in the city it provides important information for local criminals as to which homes are safest to hit. Criminals are nothing more than small businessmen after all, though like some politicians they don't pay taxes. Still, government shouldn't be standing in the way of their business expansion.
As to armed plumbers, who would rape or kill you were it not for the sign, fix your own toilet.
Oh, before posting your sign, check with your insurance company regarding the waver of legal immunity for holders of concealed carry permits which you're forgoing.
If I put one of these up at my house, would it be considered hunting over a baited field?
A few signs on stores the last few months, my wife loves to tell me "you can't go there", which I don't.
If liberals want to advertise their own stupidity, let them go right ahead.
Its a free country.
Or just pin a $100 bill to your butt and scream "Victim here!"
What is it with libs that makes them think no guns = safety?
DO NOT BOTHER TO BREAK IN
THIS HOUSE WAS ALREADY BROKEN INTO
AND EVERYTHING OF VALUE HAS BEEN TAKEN
Make your own Gun Free Zone
To me the sign says, “I don’t believe in the social contract, and won’t help my neighbors in time of need.”
It should include criminals with intent on that sign because THEY are the most likely to be a danger!
How stupid to leave that out of a warning sign for crying out loud!
“...Make your own Gun Free Zone...”
I’m trying to figure out how to have my own gun buy back program!
I’ll buy ‘em for $50/gun-no questions asked.
I assume that this is a joke!
If not...heh, criminals - rob here...!
I can’t believe how perfect a bill the Republican Legislature came up with.
Having to post a ‘we’re unarmed’ sign is like a dream.
When Texas first passed the CHL, several businesses in my town put up 30.06 signs (No Tresspass by CHL holders). I made it a point to talk to each owner and manager to explain why I would be taking my business elsewhere. Now there is one Stop and Rob in town with the sign. Vote with your feet, vote with your checkbook.
A good strategy would be to get one of those “I surrender” signs and put it on the front door, and a claymore covering the front door.