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No Guns Allowed Signs – Carry Anyway or No?

no guns allowedThe dreaded “No Concealed Weapons” or “No Guns Allowed” signs. We all see them. They throw a monkey wrench in our day-to-day operations weekly. Let’s set aside the obvious discussion about how these signs are a dis-service to anyone and everyone within that establishment, the facts about increased gun violence occurrence in these “gun free zones,” and focus on the legal implications these signs have on armed citizens.

We’ve all been there. You’re out with friends, a co-worker, or simply running an errand. You are about to enter the business and you see the dreaded symbol of a gun in a red circle with a cross through it. “No Guns Allowed.” Really? Do you carry in or no?

Many of us will admit that carrying beyond these signs is a no-brainer. Our obvious claim is “I’d rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6!” However, we are law abiding citizens who have both the right and the privilege of carrying a concealed weapon. Breaking these rules can come with certain consequences. So, is it legal?

The answer is simple. It depends on the State you reside in. Check out our Reciprocity and Legislation page and search the “Concealed Carry and Firearm Laws by State” link to find out the information regarding your state.

In Texas and Wisconsin, carrying beyond a legally posted “No Concealed Weapons” sign essentially means that your carry permit is no longer valid. However in other States (such as Kansas or Missouri), these signs are not enforceable by law. Do your research before making what appears to be a miniscule decision to buy that gallon of milk despite the sign. Better have all the facts and understand the consequences, or privileges, associated with the decision you make. Stay safe, stay armed, and stay legal!

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