Sure enough, he was right. There was a gentleman, of probably mid 50's, puffing like a coal engine, lighting a new cigarette off of his last, comfortably leaned back onto a large No Smoking sign right in front of the building.
As I was evaluating the question and formulating a poignant response, his 12 year old big brother interjects, "Because signs are just suggestions. They can't really stop you from doing something. All they do is tell you that you could get into trouble if you're caught. They can't do the catching."
I wholeheartedly agreed and we proceeded to climb out of the van and walk up to the door of the business. As we approached I noticed a Gun Free Zone sticker was affixed to the glass door. I began to point it out in order to continue the discussion when my middle son loudly exclaims, "There's another one if those worthless signs, Mom! I mean really, how's a piece of sticky plastic supposed to protect people from bad guys?"
Needless to say, I am one proud 1MMAGC Mom!
Now, could someone kindly explain, if children can understand that more signs don't equal less crimes, why is it so difficult for the anti second amendment crowd to understand that?
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