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Want to keep guns out of your home? Buy a 'no-gun' sign from the city [Madison, WI]
Capital Times ^ | 11-13-11

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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
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An excellent idea on several levels.

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.

1 posted on 11/13/2011 3:26:44 PM PST by SJackson
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2 posted on 11/13/2011 3:27:12 PM PST by SJackson (Haven't changed the environment, just take a bath. Eat a piece of chocolate. You need one. Michelle)
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To: SJackson

If I put one of these up at my house, would it be considered hunting over a baited field?


3 posted on 11/13/2011 3:27:56 PM PST by Cacique500
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
politics ping.

A few signs on stores the last few months, my wife loves to tell me "you can't go there", which I don't.

4 posted on 11/13/2011 3:28:33 PM PST by SJackson (Haven't changed the environment, just take a bath. Eat a piece of chocolate. You need one. Michelle)
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To: SJackson

If liberals want to advertise their own stupidity, let them go right ahead.

Its a free country.


5 posted on 11/13/2011 3:30:14 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: SJackson
I like this one better:

6 posted on 11/13/2011 3:30:57 PM PST by Repeal The 17th
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To: SJackson
Why do they need a negative sign? Why not something positive like "I like being robbed" or " Please Rape Me".

:)

7 posted on 11/13/2011 3:31:46 PM PST by Lockbox (`)
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To: SJackson
Want to keep guns out of your home? Buy a 'no-gun' sign from the city

Or just pin a $100 bill to your butt and scream "Victim here!"

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What is it with libs that makes them think no guns = safety?

8 posted on 11/13/2011 3:32:17 PM PST by MamaTexan (I am ~Person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the law of Man)
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To: SJackson
If a lot of people buy these signs for their homes, there should be a market for another sign--one that reads

DO NOT BOTHER TO BREAK IN
THIS HOUSE WAS ALREADY BROKEN INTO
AND EVERYTHING OF VALUE HAS BEEN TAKEN

9 posted on 11/13/2011 3:33:05 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: SJackson

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=gun+ree+zone&view=detail&mid=86773B02C06FAB7FF8F786773B02C06FAB7FF8F7&first=0&FORM=LKVR3


10 posted on 11/13/2011 3:33:30 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Make your own Gun Free Zone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhgzcioPet8


11 posted on 11/13/2011 3:34:07 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SJackson

To me the sign says, “I don’t believe in the social contract, and won’t help my neighbors in time of need.”


12 posted on 11/13/2011 3:35:07 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: SJackson
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.

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!

13 posted on 11/13/2011 3:36:53 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: BenLurkin

“...Make your own Gun Free Zone...”
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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.


14 posted on 11/13/2011 3:38:22 PM PST by Repeal The 17th
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To: SJackson

I assume that this is a joke!

If not...heh, criminals - rob here...!


15 posted on 11/13/2011 3:38:31 PM PST by Deagle
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To: SJackson

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.


16 posted on 11/13/2011 3:39:31 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: SJackson

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.


17 posted on 11/13/2011 3:39:48 PM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: MamaTexan

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.


18 posted on 11/13/2011 3:39:52 PM PST by mathurine
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To: SJackson

—same topic—

-http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2806598/posts


19 posted on 11/13/2011 3:40:02 PM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: SJackson
This is more my kind of sign...


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20 posted on 11/13/2011 3:44:58 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Repeal The 17th
And this one too...


21 posted on 11/13/2011 3:45:15 PM PST by Semper Mark (Pray. Vote. Buy ammo.)
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To: SJackson

22 posted on 11/13/2011 3:45:39 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: SJackson

Don’t post a sign just to keep them guessing ... do they have firearms or don’t they ....


23 posted on 11/13/2011 3:48:45 PM PST by SkyDancer ('If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate ")
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To: SJackson

The burden remains on the homeowner to prove someone has entered their property with a firearm. If it’s concealed the ONLY way they would know is if you volunteer the information or submit to a search.


24 posted on 11/13/2011 3:48:45 PM PST by RockyMtnMan
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To: SJackson

Stupid on a level that can’t be imagined by rational people.


25 posted on 11/13/2011 3:50:41 PM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: Cacique500
would it be considered hunting over a baited field?

I had a cop tell me once that leaving my door unlocked was really dangerous. I just smiled and agreed. We carefully never established WHO it would be dangerous for. ;)

/johnny

26 posted on 11/13/2011 3:50:41 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: Feckless

Good for you!


27 posted on 11/13/2011 3:54:08 PM PST by dangus
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To: Lockbox

“Why not something positive like “I like being robbed” or “ Please Rape Me”.’

Sounds like something Whoopie Goldberg or Sandra Bernhard would post on their respective front doors. NO takers (YUK).


28 posted on 11/13/2011 3:54:20 PM PST by Levante
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To: Levante

LOL


29 posted on 11/13/2011 3:55:42 PM PST by Lockbox (`)
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To: SJackson

30 posted on 11/13/2011 3:55:51 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: SJackson

What a great idea! I hope every libtard in the country puts up one of these signs in front of their house. The boys in the “hood” would really appreciate it!


31 posted on 11/13/2011 3:58:42 PM PST by 2nd Amendment
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To: SJackson

Only an idiot would feel safer notifying criminals that they are unarmed.


32 posted on 11/13/2011 3:59:17 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: smokingfrog

I hae a “Beware of Dog” sign on my gate, but I don’t own a dog. I don’t want to advertise myself as a potential victim.


33 posted on 11/13/2011 4:00:13 PM PST by umgud
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To: SJackson

“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.”

Wow, 5 or 10 a day! Hope supply can keep up with demand! /sarc.

If a private business chooses not to want guns on their property, I figure that is their concern. I, in turn have the right not to spend a penny in those places. As for homeowners, as other FRiends have noted here, why would anyone put up a sign that all but says “I don’t have any means of defending myself, come on in!” ?


34 posted on 11/13/2011 4:03:27 PM PST by DemforBush (Send lawyers, guns, and money. Dad get me out of this!)
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To: umgud
Even better...


35 posted on 11/13/2011 4:04:09 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: goldstategop

36 posted on 11/13/2011 4:06:14 PM PST by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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37 posted on 11/13/2011 4:08:41 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: smokingfrog

38 posted on 11/13/2011 4:08:47 PM PST by umgud
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To: SJackson
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39 posted on 11/13/2011 4:11:44 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: umgud
My parents had a "Beware of the Dog" sign.

They had a Chihuahua.

Of course, that dog could very well have been the first dog in history to have annoyed someone to death.

40 posted on 11/13/2011 4:15:35 PM PST by susannah59
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To: umgud

Come right in. Mother is dying to meet you.
41 posted on 11/13/2011 4:16:22 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: SJackson

If it keeps the cops and FLEAs out, it’s a bargain.


42 posted on 11/13/2011 4:19:42 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: Cacique500

“If I put one of these up at my house, would it be considered hunting over a baited field?”

Cacique500

Now that’s funny, right there!!


43 posted on 11/13/2011 4:23:57 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: susannah59

My Aunt Ida Lee had a chihuahua.

I agree with you. I will say one thing for the dog. It was a good alarm.


44 posted on 11/13/2011 4:24:27 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Feckless
In Ohio they hand out small stack of calling cards furnished by the Buckeye Firearms Foundation to participants of CCW classes to give to businesses that post "No Weapons Permitted" signs. The cards state "No Guns = No Money"

On the back they further state" "Unlike most people, license holders have passed a criminal background check. Statistics show we are far more law-abiding than the general public. Our numbers are growing every day. We are ideal customers and will patronize your business if you let us. Remove your sign and I, my family, and many other gun owners will gladly return."

Funny thing, but from casual observation about 90% of the businesses that posted those signs immediately after CCW passage no longer do so. Imagine that!

45 posted on 11/13/2011 4:32:33 PM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Dem Guard

LOL! I love it! I’m going to have to make one of the signs for my yard!

Cheers


46 posted on 11/13/2011 4:43:40 PM PST by DoctorBulldog (I'm a Cainiac! Get over it.)
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To: umgud

lol


47 posted on 11/13/2011 4:44:14 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: SJackson

Libs are such a bunch of whiny drama queens. Especially the men. And I use the term “men” very loosely.


48 posted on 11/13/2011 4:49:17 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: DoctorBulldog

If you look online I think someone is selling them.


49 posted on 11/13/2011 5:08:36 PM PST by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: Cacique500

LOL


50 posted on 11/13/2011 5:19:17 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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