I own an auto restoration and custom automotive shop and the above sign is posted next to the entry door of my business. Once you walk through the doors, you will see 5 or 6 people working behind the counter with side arms in plain site. While there are home invasions and business being robbed in broad daylight all around me regularly, I have had no such issue. There are days when there are large sums of cash in the shop and we don't worry about people with bad intentions. We get dozens of customers every day....many families bringing children in to look at our work...and not one customer has been distressed by our firearms. I firmly believe that OC has kept me, my employees and my business safe.
Just down the street from me, a very good man and business owner who CC's was surprised in the middle of the day when two men burst through the front door carrying shotguns, blew the security cameras off the walls and ceilings, hitting a customer in the process and robbed him of $37. When asked why he didn't pull his weapon, the owner said that the shotguns were in his face to quick for him to do anything.
With me and many of my employees carrying sidearms in plain site, we send a clear message. There is no doubt in a bad guys mind that if he or she comes into my shop with bad intentions, they will pay dearly for their actions.
Jack Dempsey said that the best defense is a good offense.....