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    I got this in my e-mail

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    Who would put this sign in front of their house?


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    probably not in the front yard. Dont need to advertize to people walking by that I have guns in the house. Then they will just wait till they know you are gone.
    But a smaller version on that back door thats most likely to be broken into? heck ya!
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    Personally, I would not.

    I read an article by Ayoob many years ago in which he pointed out how posting a sign like that could show an unsympathetic jury you kind of have a predisposition to looking forward to killing someone given the opportunity.

    Personally, I like the sign and several others like it. They have a catchy punchline and puts the bad guy on notice. However, as Ayoob pointed out, an unscrupulous prosecutor may want to jump on the chance to show an underlying cold blooded personality to your mentality.

    It's just something akin to borrowing trouble and just a road I would not like to go down if I don't have to.

    Mounting a defense either at the grand jury level or for a trial is going to be expensive enough as it is. Why add to that expense by making your attorney deal with "red herring" issues you don't have to.

    If I ever must shoot someone to defend myself, I want to be clear I had a reluctance to do so. That I had no other choice and was forced by circumstances to use lethal force in defending myself.

    Putting up a sign like "Trespassers will be shot, Survivors will be shot again," or like the one in the above post kind of lets one believe shooting someone is kind of your first option.

    Again, it may be a bogus argument, but why go down that road if you don't have to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoWeBePart1 View Post
    Deja vu...
    “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.”

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    If it is ok to disarm legal citizens to reduce crime, then doesn't it stand to disband the military to prevent war?

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    $35 for an 8" x 11" sign? No thanks.

    But beyond that, I don't advertise I have guns in the house.
    As someone said, "Having a gun is like having a crazy uncle. Every family has one, but you don't talk about it in public."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guns and more View Post
    $35 for an 8" x 11" sign? No thanks.

    But beyond that, I don't advertise I have guns in the house.
    As someone said, "Having a gun is like having a crazy uncle. Every family has one, but you don't talk about it in public."
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    Haha. I got that in an email today. My first reaction was, great, I can let someone KNOW I have guns in the house, making it a more likely target for breakin. Criminals aren't stupid (a lot, anyway) and have several ruses to check for occupancy before kicking in the back door. DUMB, DUMB, DUMB.

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