Reader Jackie sent in a sign recently spotted in Texas:
What a nice break from the "No Firearms Allowed" signs seen all too frequently - even in Texas. In a previous job, we had partners in Texas that I visited on a quarterly basis, and I remember the first time I went to their facility seeing the big "No Firearms" signs on the front entrance. It puzzled me - I mean, I'd had my MA permit for a few years, along with a NH non-resident permit, and I'd never seen a sign banning firearms from the premises.
I still don't understand the thinking behind the "No Guns Allowed" signs. The only people who are stopped by them are the good people, the law abiding people who respect signs no matter how stupid and short-sighted they are. They're not going to stop the criminals, nor the deranged; they're only going to make certain that someone intent on causing harm will run into no armed resistance.
I like the "permit holders on premises" sign a lot better - it calls out "You are on notice" to the crooks...
That is all.