Don’t be too quick to go negative on Illinois businesses who have posted “No Guns” signage.
If it’s like the case in North Carolina, as reported by Sean D. Sorrentino at the North Carolina Gun Blog, it may be simply a case of gun hating bigots who have unilaterally decided to post their “favorite” businesses without the business owner’s knowledge or consent. As Sean describes it: “Apparently the gun haters have decided that since they can’t convince business owners to post anti-gun signs, maybe they should post the signs themselves.”
“No Guns” signage in North Carolina carries the force of law, as it does here in Illinois.
Here’s what happened in NC, as described in a thread on the NC Gun Forums:
After Oct 1st I started to look for posted signs at my favorite establishments. I frequently go to a local chicken wing place in Greensboro and last week I noticed a simple sicker that pictured a pistol with red circle and line through it. I took it as no firearms allowed. I was grabbing a to go order so I had already called it in. I was sad as this was going to be my last order as I wasn’t going to support them anymore. I REALLY like their wings. The manager is the one who brought me my order and gave me the customary “come again soon.” Which I replayed “not likely as long as you have that” pointing at the sicker.
The story, as Sean says, has a happy ending.
In fact, better than a happy ending!
She was shocked and asked the hostess if she knew who put that there. She asked me to wait and went to the back. She came back with the chief who is the owner and he said he had no idea how that got there. He removed it and wished me a good day. Yesterday, I went back and the manager said she looked at the surveillance video and said late one night a customer put the sticker there just before closing on their way out. They confronted them as they are also a frequent customer. She stated that she does that all over town where ever she goes. The manger asked them not to come back anymore.