|Simple: to avoid getting shot, don't steal from this job site.|
Now, you would think that sensible, logical people would see the humor in this, and the annoyance with the theives, and say, "Good on ya!" But noooo... The Bellingham Herald hysterically shrieks this headline from the front page: Trespassing sign across from Bellingham school makes gun threats (read some of the comments).
Oh yeah, I didn't mention, the job site is across from Fairhaven Middle School. SO WHAT?! From what I can tell from this sign, you have nothing to worry about if you're not a thief. In fact this sign doesn't say what the owner will do with the guns, only that they will be there, four days a week. It seems the students and their babysitters are not able to discern the difference between a mass murderer and a responsible citizen promising to protect his property.
People complained. Well, my friend caught the attention of national radio host Lars Larson, and thus began the legendary fifteen minutes of fame.
Good on ya, Elliott.
Update from Elliott: Sign was up last night @ 2200, received call from Gary @ 0647 this AM that it was missing. They took the pole as well. New sign already being made with the addition of two words: MOLON LABE (If you don't already know what that means, look it up!)
Further update from Elliott:
|Small print says, "If you can read this, you are being videotaped!!!" Click to view larger image...|