Signs declaring that “This home is proudly gun free” is a liberal dream come true, if it only had some effect on criminals and terrorists. Chicago is a gun-free city. With over 300 gun-related deaths in the first six months of this year, their gun-free policy isn’t doing too well. Pulse nightclub in Orlando, also a gun-free zone. Although law-abiding citizens are respecting the gun-free zones, criminals and terrorists are not.
In fact, a sign that says this home, or business, or city is gun free is just an invitation announcing that the occupants are unprotected and easy pickings for criminals and terrorists. In May, a restaurant in Durham, NC, that had gun-free signs posted, was robbed at gun-point. Even more irony, the restaurant’s other location hosted an open dialogue with gun owners to discuss gun control but no gun owners were invited.
The Federalist Papers Project reports:
What these signs ultimately amount to is an advertisement saying “Hey criminals, want a safe space? Come on over here! You’re guaranteed to act with impunity!” We shouldn’t be surprised when they oblige.
Police in North Carolina are looking for robbers who ignored a “No Weapons” sign at an eatery and brought firearms to their crime.