Be Honest. Do you respect signs and no gun zones ?

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    Be Honest. Do you respect signs and no gun zones ?

    I'm just curious because of something I read.
    How many people abide by signs and no gun zones ? Does it conflict with your thoughts on self defense ? Stores and banks in particular, are where the vast majority of robberies and certainly a good percentage of homicides occur . What's more important to you, being legal, or being alive ?
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    I absolutely respect the wishes of a business owner, just like I want to be respected. I don't wish to give more ammunition to the anti-gun crowd. I also will respect the wishes of friends when I visit their homes. Give respect if you wish respect for yourself.

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    We do not condone illegal activity on here on DC so all responses should say it is more important to be legal.
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    Yes, even when there is no force of law behind the sign. If there is no alternative (i.e. I must get item X now), and there is no force of law behind the sign, then I will enter without disarming, but not return armed in the future (assuming I can't find somewhere else to take my business).
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    I don't always agree with the places the signs are "protecting", but I always obey the law.
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    I have to admit I've thought about this a lot and was tempted many times to "not" follow the signs, especially since in MO it's no big deal, BUT, I'm a Christian who tries to obey the laws so I follow them.

    I like the other comment above about respecting others as I'd like to be respected and the other point about not giving ammo to anti's. Both are great points and good reasons to be on our best behavior!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hdawson View Post
    I absolutely respect the wishes of a business owner, just like I want to be respected. I don't wish to give more ammunition to the anti-gun crowd. I also will respect the wishes of friends when I visit their homes. Give respect if you wish respect for yourself.
    That sums it up for me as well.

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    I agree with everyone. Regardless if we could admit that we don't on here or not. Those are the rules we must obey when we accept the responsibility or carrying a weapon. I personally would not disregard the signs because I like not being in cuffs.

    IMHO this is a thread that shouldn't last. Not to say its stupid question I just don't think it should be on here.
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    Law/Criminal liability...yes (or go to jail)

    Business (hotel, resturant, store)...no (I leave if requested)

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    Do you respect signs and no gun zones?

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    I absolutely will follow the law,I(f I have no choice I will disarm,If I have a choice I will take my business elsewhere
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    The law is the law, for better or worse, and we all respect that. I think what the original poster was getting at are the signs arbitrarily posted by business owners etc, essentially discriminating against those of us who choose to arm ourselves- which is the basis of this forum-

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    In Ohio, you cannot carry in a alcohol-serving location regardless of signage. What sucks is when you go into a restuarant (non-bar) that you are new to, or unaware if they serve alcohol...and when you're waiting for your food, a waiter walks by with alcoholic beverages.
    Sometimes it's a real burden being the law-abiding citizen...but that's why we carry; for protection from those who find it too much of a burden.

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    We only have two legal signs in Texas. All others are suggestions and I treat them as such.
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    Yes I respect those signs and so does my money. The only exception is when I have no choice like in a hospital or courthouse.
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