Gun Sign Posted By 57,000 Businesses Makes People Lose Their Minds
There are some topics that split our country down the middle. So, when one of those topics, where people have trouble agreeing, ends up on a sign that 57,000 businesses within the United States have posted, it causes some people to lose their minds.
Guns in America is a topic that’s hotly debated. There is not a simple “for” or “against” when it comes to guns. Even those who are “against” might believe certain professions should continue to have them while those who are “for” might feel there are some instances where it’s inappropriate to have a gun.
That brings us to the sign in question. Even some of those who claim to be for the Second Amendment and the exercise of those rights, they still might not be comfortable to sit down next to an armed stranger out in public. Then, there are those of us who see this sign and applaud it as we have our own firearm holstered on our bodies but out of sight.
Yes, we are talking about “Guns Welcome” signs. According to The Washington Times, an estimated 57,000 business have popped up within the United States which have posted “Guns Welcome” or similar signs on their front doors. Of course, there are those who applaud such sentiments, but not everyone likes that idea.
In contrast, when it comes to countering such signs, gun control groups, like Moms Demand Action, have only persuaded a little over a handful of major chain businesses to ban guns from their premises in recent years, including Target, Chipotle, Jack in the Box, Starbucks, Chili’s, and Sonic.
Depending on where you live, the “guns welcome” sign likely doesn’t even matter since such a sign isn’t required. Rather, state law is what effects whether a gun is welcome in an establishment that hasn’t banned them from their premises, whether they have a sign indicating guns are “allowed” or not.
Most states across the nation allow citizens to freely carry, with the exception of Maine, North Dakota, and Illinois — who completely ban guns in restaurants or in any establishment that receives more than half its profits from alcohol.
The state of Georgia, however, has extremely lenient laws, allowing firearms into bars and restaurants. The law, which was signed by Governor Nathan Deal, was one of the most comprehensive pro-gun bills in the country at the time it was passed.