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.
Don’t post a sign just to keep them guessing ... do they have firearms or don’t they ....
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.
Stupid on a level that can’t be imagined by rational people.
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. ;)
Good for you!
“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).
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!
Only an idiot would feel safer notifying criminals that they are unarmed.
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.
“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!” ?
They had a Chihuahua.
Of course, that dog could very well have been the first dog in history to have annoyed someone to death.
If it keeps the cops and FLEAs out, it’s a bargain.
“If I put one of these up at my house, would it be considered hunting over a baited field?”
Now that’s funny, right there!!
My Aunt Ida Lee had a chihuahua.
I agree with you. I will say one thing for the dog. It was a good alarm.
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!
LOL! I love it! I’m going to have to make one of the signs for my yard!
Libs are such a bunch of whiny drama queens. Especially the men. And I use the term “men” very loosely.
If you look online I think someone is selling them.