No Weapons Signs

Varieties of no weapons signs

Sign retailers offer an array of no weapons signs. Variances may reflect different gun laws (federal v. state law), the type of environment (school or business), audience (children or adults), visual preferences (color, size, pictograms vs. text), language (English, Spanish, bi-lingual), and message (prohibited vs. permitted).

No Firearms Signs
This sign is effective because of its simplicity. In fact, it's the simplest no firearms sign on the market. The sign lacks text; instead it features a handgun inside a "no" symbol. Whether you speak English or Mandarin, no one can mistake this sign's message. In contrast, signs with text require readers to (a) know the language and (b) take time to read it, so signs with text may either fail to communicate altogether or discourage impatient gun owners from obeying the sign. Instead, opt for this simple pictogram sign to get your policy across.
No Weapons Signs

This sign touches on concealed carry laws, which are in effect when licensed gun owners carry their weapon in public, but that weapon is hidden from a casual observer. Concealed carry laws vary by state, as do “opt-out” statutes that allow private businesses to opt out of state laws issue their own regulations within their property. This sign is ideal for businesses that want to prohibit concealed carry on their premise. This issues a polite notice, reminding employees and patrons that the policy is in place for their security.

No Firearms, Drugs & Alcohol Signs

The ability to carry weapons in a vehicle with or without a license varies by state.  Some states allow private property owners to prohibit gun owners from carrying firearms in vehicles parked in their private lot. As a result, many employers started prohibiting employees from keeping guns in their cars (if parked in the company’s parking lot). In these cases, employers could post signs like these in parking lots to notify employees and visitors. Other states, like Texas and Utah, have enacted laws allowing gun-owning employees to keep guns locked in their cars on grounds that vehicles are private property and not within employers’ control.

Kids Nonviolence Signs

More than 1/3 of all U.S. households have guns in them. In 2007, gun violence killed 3,067 American children and teens between 0-19 (an average of nine a day). 138 of these deaths were unintentional—of these, 72% of the firearms were stored in the residence of the victim, their relative, or their friend.  This sign is beneficial because it instructs children on what to do if they come across a firearm. The sign also illustrates its message in a nonthreatening manner; its colorful, cartoonish message is bound to attract kids’ attention as opposed to scaring them off. 

Drugs & Guns Free School Zone

In 1990, Congress enacted the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 (GFSZA), making it a federal crime to carry a gun within 1000 feet of any school – public or private. Punishment for violations included five years imprisonment, a $5,000 fine, or both. The last section of the Act encourages Federal, State, and local authorities to post no weapons signs in school zones. Featured above are two versions of the same sign—one in English and one in Spanish (the top two spoken languages in the U.S.).  Signs like these protect children by deterring weapon owners from carrying them (or drugs) into school zones. 

No Guns, Knives & Weapons Signs

This no weapons sign is a perfect fit for many doors: its concise text and pictogram quickly and completely convey their message. This sign is a bestseller online. Ideal placement includes offices, lobbies, schools, and bars.

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