You hope and pray you’ll never have to defend yourself or your home with deadly force. But you also want to be prepared if ever that eventuality rears its ugly head. And avoidance is always preferable where possible, right? Some people try to ward off the bad guys with prominent signs supplied by their alarm company. Others prefer a more, well, direct approach to deterrence. To wit, the above sign…
Sure, it’s direct. As the craftsman who sells them tells us,
Here is a nice engraved wood sign that will send a clear message to anyone who might want to break into your home. This engraved hand-painted Pine wood sign states “WE DON’T call 911. Obviously with the 45 Auto engraved pistol it would be a stupid thief who tries to rob your home.
This hand made, third-period-shop-class-quality warning affixed to your boundary fence may very well cause the occasional burglar to think twice. But if the worst should happen and you really do have to protect yourself, the sign could also provide an ambitious prosecutor – not to mention the home invader’s next of kin – with enough evidence as to your state of mind to keep you impoverished and tied up in court (if not jail) for years.
Moral of the story: you may have a ‘shoot, shovel and STFU’ attitude toward threats to your home and family, but advertising that fact can’t do you any good. If you want a sign to keep the BGs away – even if you don’t have an alarm – buy one that won’t also potentially put a Mercedes in your attorney’s driveway.