I see pictures of guns…oooh…scary. Can the anti-gunners get any more pathetic? Really? I’m serious. Apparently, the mere sight of the image of a gun on a paper sign is too much for them. First of all, they came up with the image designed to keep all of us fanatical gun lovers from carrying our weapons certain places. It’s pretty simple. I don’t think they hired a marketing company or anything, but you never know. It may have needed a couple million dollar grant to design the silhouette of a 1911 handgun and then put the universal red circle and line through it. It’s simple in its message. No Weapons Allowed on these premises.
I’m sure it would terrify these gentle gun-less souls to know that 98% of us disregard these signs as unconstitutional. We all know that concealment done correctly means you will never violate the quaint little signs message. In short, the soft-hearted and unarmed of our society will never know which of us is carrying. Which is as it should be, because the bad guys of the world don’t know who is carrying either. The little paper sign with the No Guns Allowed symbol only gives the property owner the right to ask you to leave if they discover you have a weapon. At which point, if you refuse, then you are in violation of trespassing.
However, the signs can be a little more enforceable when in conjunction with some type of law. In my town, the city fathers have outlawed weapons on city property. That gives the warning sign a little more force behind it. I don’t think they realize that the simple act of not carrying a 1911 might be enough for a lawyer worth his salt to get you off. Anyway, this isn’t an article about the laws of No Guns Allowed signs. It’s an article about what a bunch liberal-anti-gun-pansies we have in this country.
I guess the very sight of the image of a gun on paper is terrifying. Here’s what a principal from the Chicago area had to say about it. (I know you’re surprised this is in Chicago)
“It is bothersome to have to post a sticker of a gun that says, ‘Hey, folks, leave your guns at home,’” Theresa Nolan, principal of Tinley Park High School, told the Southtown Star.
“I think the general public will be alarmed by it and wonder if people have been allowed to bring guns to school in the past,” Nolan also fretted.
She said she would prefer “something more subtle.”
Something more subtle? Like what? A cute and fuzzy bunny? How about a sign saying something like this – You are now entering a target rich environment. Or maybe this – Caution! In the event of an active shooter, please remain calm, close your eyes, do not run, click your heals together, think happy thoughts, and emit a positive aura of peace.
This is the definition of absolute CRAZY! How scary is a paper sign? It’s not like they are really seeing dead people like that kid in The Sixth Sense…oh but they are. The good principal went on: “You can’t look at this [sticker] and not think about Sandy Hook,” the principal added.
So when she sees the innocuous little No Guns Allowed sticker, she equates it to the Sandy Hook Massacre where 20 adults and six children were slaughtered in a gun-free zone. Now that makes a little more sense. Can we get a psychiatrist please for Principal Nolan?
Anti-gunners fundamentally see the world differently than Pro-2A patriots. When I see a No Guns Allowed sticker, first, I’m disgusted at my rights being infringed. Second, I’m afraid to enter because I know I’m entering a killing field where no one is protected. The anti-gunners see the same little sign and experience a very different kind of fear. They are afraid of the very idea that a free citizen may have a gun in his/her pocket. The mere idea of a gun’s existence in our society is the source of the fear. A gun is an inanimate object, I know, it’s irrational, I know, but that’s it, fear.
This story illustrates a point. Eventually, the signs are the trouble and the gun-loving patriot is really the problem. If only guns were outlawed everywhere we wouldn’t need these annoying signs, right? That is where this fear leads. For me, the fear of mass murdering psychos walking among us demands that I protect myself and my family. For the anti-gunners they don’t separate a 2A patriot from a mass murdering psycho. To them we are all the same…and the gun is the all controlling source of evil. Their logic: if there were no guns, there would be no murder. It’s more of a see no evil and a head in the sand kind of reaction than I like. I’d rather go out returning fire than singing Kumbaya, but that’s just me.
What can we do in the face of such irrational fear and ignorance? It’s almost impossible to argue it away. Our only hope in helping our nation is to push back with knowledge. Teach someone who is not currently a gun person to shoot this year. Take the fear out of it by teaching them safety methods. Watch their fear turn to enjoyment as they hit targets or even go hunting. Our future related to weapons is tenuous. The more people we win over from the stupidity of fear mongering the better. Get to it and watch out for those scary signs!
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