For the life of me, I can’t figure out why any business would post a “gun-free zone” sign at their entrance. Recently, I went into a store here in Georgia, and there was a sign next to the door that proudly proclaimed that they didn’t allow any guns on their premises. I felt a slight tinge of fear as I walked in. I didn’t have a gun with me, and I knew if a robber or murderer wanted to commit a crime, he’d look for the gun-free zone signs. And if I were in that store while the criminal was there ordering people around with his gun, we’d all be sitting ducks. I know, I know. I shouldn’t have even walked in. Next time, I’ll remember that. We shouldn’t patronize businesses that attempt to overrule the 2nd Amendment. And I would at least want a fighting chance if some criminal decided to try something stupid in a store I was in.
The Seattle mayor Mike McGinn is encouraging local businesses there to post gun-free zone signs as a way to deter criminals…or, something. In a press release, he said:
“We are here to support businesses that do not wish to have guns on their premises. The police department regularly enforces trespass laws when a visitor to a business violates that business’s rules. We will continue to do so, and I thank these businesses for standing up for the safety of their customers.”