RE: poor/misleading signage

Subject: RE: poor/misleading signage
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Susan Hogarth" <hogarth -at- gmail -dot- com>, "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 15:45:43 -0600

Susan Hogarth wrote:

> I *assume* the sign means:
> "Weapons, concealed or otherwise, are prohibited on these premises."
> But it COULD mean:
> "Weapons concealed, or otherwise are prohibited on these premises"
> So if I bring my weapon and keep it concealed, I should be OK, right?
> (yeah, as *if*!)
> I suspect I'm too new here to actually ASK this question
> without getting a visit form the FBI - especially considering
> the ...err, enthusiasm... of some of my car's bumper strips.

I suppose if you're new there, you probably don't want to needle them
about defining their terms, either. For instance, my car key, thrust
sharply into a throat or eye socket, is a pretty potent weapon. They can
have my car key when they ... um, well ... pay off the loan. ;-)

Or maybe the sign is incomplete, and the poster plans to add the
assumptions underlying the ban:

"Weapons, concealed or otherwise, are prohibited on these premises: ..."

In Colorado, Rocky Mtn. Gun Owners has a "Merchant Awareness Program"
( to educate businesses about the disadvantages
of disarming the honest, peaceful people (contrary to what many believe,
signs and ordinances banning firearms aren't magic, so only work on the
law-abiding). RMGO has cards ( for
handing out to businesses displaying "no weapons" signs. Maybe you could
anonymously send something similar to your employer.


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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