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Is posting a sign on your property that says something like this " No trespassing, private property, violators will be shot....

Gaithersburg, MD |

"No trespassing, private property, violators will be shot, survivors will be shot again" I seen that sign on the internet and i taught it is a joke. Thanks in advance.

Attorney Answers 3


  1. I have read your "statement". What is the specific question that you have?

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  2. Posting that sign had better be a joke,at least as far as the last nine words are concerned. Generally, a person may not use deadly force merely to protect their property. So although you may post a sign telling others not to trespass, you are not allowed to shoot the people who do.


  3. It is unlawful to use unreasonable force to protect one's property.

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