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No gun signs next to real estate signs

Seems Illinois realtors are grappling with what to do.

11 Responses to “No gun signs next to real estate signs”

  1. Lyle Says:

    “…in an industry whose very foundation involves strangers sitting in agents’ cars and offices and walking through private homes, devising guidelines is proving difficult.”

    Yes; very difficult. If you’re a blithering idiot.

    Otherwise it’s very simple; criminals won’t obey the signs and honest people often will, so by putting up a stupid sign you’re tipping the balance of power in favor of criminals, just as with any weapon restriction.

  2. Linoge Says:

    Personally, I have never understood why more realtors do not carry, for exactly the reasons the article articulated.

  3. CaptDMO Says:

    Oooo….maybe a good indicator of “the neighborhood”,the current sellers “savvy”, and just cause to drop..say…$150,000 off the “offering” price?

  4. wizardpc Says:

    If only they had 49 other state realtor organizations to ask!

  5. Kristophr Says:

    It looks like some politically correct retard was allowed to interfere in adult business again.

    This will quietly go away the instant an agent loses a sale commission because someone with a couple hundred thousand to spend was offended.

  6. Sigivald Says:

    The form, if realty firms and agents choose to use it, allows homeowners to specify whether they would allow a potential buyer with a concealed firearm inside their property.

    Why is this even an issue?

    (I’m with Kristophr – this has the feel of one person hyperventilating to “fix” a non-problem.)

  7. Sigivald Says:

    And, The longer the law is in effect, the more common the signs will become, even in a residential setting, according to Andrew Scott, a real estate attorney at Dykema who advises corporate landlords.

    Interesting that this doesn’t happen in the rest of the country that I’ve ever seen.

    After all, any private property owner has the right to demand that visitors not be armed, last I checked, even in states that don’t have a “magic sign” law that makes it trivial.

    I still just can’t wrap my head around what they expect the sign to do; if the prospective purchaser is not-law-abiding they’ll just ignore the sign and have their gun.

    If they are, then they were hardly a threat in the first place.

    I keep circling back to pure hoplophobia and magical thinking, and I guess I may have to resign myself to that explanation, irrational as it is.

  8. Bobby Says:

    I would love to see that sign on a home that a realtor was showing me. I can imagine that some people might enthusiastically waste the LISTING agent’s time with inquiries, emails, phone calls, etc … and then let them know, “Oh, by the way … FOAD”

    Not that I’d do that. Dick move and all, doesn’t look good for the CCW community, etc.

  9. Jake Says:

    I still just can’t wrap my head around what they expect the sign to do; if the prospective purchaser is not-law-abiding they’ll just ignore the sign and have their gun.

    If they are, then they were hardly a threat in the first place.

    Quote of the Day.

  10. Tam Says:

    Personally, I have never understood why more realtors do not carry, for exactly the reasons the article articulated.

    Local realtor’s associations had group discounts for permit classes at CCA all the time.

    There are more Kel-Tecs in those purses than most people realize, I’d wager.

  11. KM Says:

    The Realtors’ group found no examples of real estate groups in other states taking such steps

    Maybe because it’s ill thought out and worthless?
    As noted above, good folks aren’t a problem and criminals don’t give a damn.