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‘No firearms allowed’ sign carries risks

With the new concealed carry law, any business may post a sign stating “No firearms allowed.” You have that right, but maybe you should think about it before posting the sign. Why?

By posting that sign, “No firearms allowed,” you tell everyone that there are no guns in this business. The law-abiding citizen, who has been trained and granted a permit to carry a firearm, will abide by the sign, but do you really think the gangbanger who pays no attention to signs or our laws is going to leave his gun in the car?

You are telling gangbangers that they don’t have to worry about anyone having a gun but them. What a chance to use theirs to rob or do whatever they so desire. If you post the sign, you guarantee that the evil people will have disarmed and defenseless victims in your business.

As a former businessman and business owner, I would rather have a trained and licensed gun owner in my place, than a gangbanger who has had no training and probably should not have a gun.

Remember these gun-free zones – Washington Naval Yard, Aurora, Colo., theater, the schools, even some shopping malls, all gun-free zones – but that did not stop the weirdo from doing his killing.

What stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Think about this before you post the sign “No firearms allowed.”

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