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Your Thoughts, Castle Doctrine

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  1. StrawHat

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    C85F5519-D146-4F07-AD0C-CD30E513A113.jpeg I am seeing these signs with more frequency.

    What are your thoughts on posting such a sign?

    Kevin
     
  2. Iggy

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    Well, the BG's know there's a gun in the house.. Job security?
     
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    That's quite a castle....

    Why not just say "there are guns in here"? I'm sure every thief and burglar in the area will be pleased.
     
  4. ATLDave

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    Are we just posting random legal phrases on signs now?

    Better to have this:

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    A 2000 year old tile mosaic on the floor of the entryway of a house in Pompeii, the Roman city buried by Vesuvius. "Cave Canem" is latin for "beware of dog."
     
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    I prefer to surprise people. Forget a sign.
     
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    It doesn't pay to advertise.
     
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    Nope. Definitely don't like posting things like that.

    If and when it should prove necessary it should come as a nasty shock.
     
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    This is about the third one I have seen. One was lengthy and descriptive. I imagine an attorney would have little problem getting a conviction if the owner ever needed to act to protect the property.

    Kevin
     
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    That Castle Doctrine sign (assuming the BGs know how to read and also know what it means), is right up there with other great signs like: Warning this home protected by Castle Doctrine "No Duty to Retreat", Intruders found here at night will be found here in the morning, Forget the Dog-Beware the Owner, and Warning: Protected by ARMED Property Owner-There is Nothing Inside Worth Your Life!

    Besides telling someone there's a good chance there's guns inside the house (and BGs may come by during the day when your not at home), it's very doubtful they have any deterrent effect on the BGs.
     
  10. Iggy

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    Signs like that remind me of riding with a friend in a brand new really nice pickup. A car load of "undocumented persons" pulled up beside us and one leaned out and said "Hey, Mon, nice ride!! Where you leeve Mon?"

    Somehow I don't think that individual was really interested in developing a new friendship.:uhoh:

    Anonymity ain't all bad.
     
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    Signs like this can go to show that the homeowner was spoiling for a fight. This undermines his self-defense claim.

    People think they are being cute or humorous. But there could be legal consequences.
     
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    Well, if uplink is down one doesn't know how to get to where they're going it's best to avoid getting directions from people in dwellings with such signs. Most people living normal lives would have to Google to see what "Castle Doctrine" means. It should not be surprising that large part of population fears people with guns. To me people with guns add to excitment in life ie they're the spice of life.
     
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    I prefer not to telegraph the fact that I have some very valuable possessions to anyone who may be walking by.
     
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    Interesting, nothing new in 2000 years, same collar and leash, same canine threat. Wonder if it worked any better back then?
     
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    I love signs and t-shirts with gimmicky phrases. As I’ve said before, it makes it easier for me to know not to even acknowledge the person, much less get drawn into any sort of conversation. “People” like that are often just begging for someone to comment...which we all are here:)
     
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    We've all seen those signs like "Protected by S&W" or somebody uses their range target pasted to a back window. They just have to wait till nobody is home then come back. Similar thought for some gun owners that put stickers on their car widows to advertise pro gun. The LEO's are going to be well alerted too so comply with the state's respective firearm carry and transportation laws if pulled over.
     
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    Come now, there might be H&H Royal or a Purdey behind them kitchen gates.

    A fashionable pink hat, baby on board sign on back window and appropriate seat in back is far better way to go.
     
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    That house doesn't need a sign to keep people out, just a quick glance.
     
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    I would lean toward “Beware of Dog” as a potential living, active, alert, danger and alarm - the potential of a canine in the home is (I would think) universally more threatening than a firearm. One is hard to get close to and the other requires home proximity to be effective. In my mind, the presence (real or posted) of a dog is more of a deterrent than advertising a firearm.
     
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    Like others here, I don't believe in posting signs like in the OP's entry. I believe people have a right to do this (1st amendment) but I concur with those who warn it might rebound against the homeowner either in a court proceeding, or be an actual risk if a thief sees it as an advert for guns. Most home burglaries happen during the day when people are at work. It seems the thieves knock on a door to see if anyone answers it, and, if not, break in.
    While there are high tech devices like "RING" which can inform an absent homeowner what's going on, and maybe save a recording for the police, it just seems too much a security weak spot to post those cute signs .....

    ....I will admit, as a big fan of those JURASSIC PARK movies, if we COULD clone those prehistoric critters, I wouldn't mind a sign saying "BEWARE OF THE VELOCIRAPTORS." :neener:


    Nah, even that might not be a really good idea.:thumbdown:
     
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    Advertising defense will be met by appropriate offense.
     
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    It was 1957. I was all of 12 years old, we were living in Ft. Worth, Texas, and we were out for a Sunday drive with some family friends. The driver noticed a house that was built in the form of a castle. So he stopped, out of curiosity, to get some background as to this architecture (he was, after all, a professor of history at TCU). Imagine our surprise when the homeowners came out brandishing lever-action rifles. They weren't interested in chatting. So, we left rather quickly. It was all very innocent and I don't think we deserved that kind of reception. This kind of ruined our Sunday. Yes, their home was literally "their castle." It didn't mean they had to be unsociable.
     
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    I recently hung a Don’t Tread on Me flag in the yard.


    A coworker told me that where he lives “don’t tread on me” flag means “I have guns in here”. Now I am rethinking it.
     
  25. Walkalong

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    Yep.
     
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