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

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"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.

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

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What I meant is that if its legal or illegal to put up a sign in your property that reads "No trespassing, violators will be shot,survivors will be shot again"?

Howard L Alderman JR

Howard L Alderman JR


Posting a sign with that language may be humorous, but it is not recommended. Generally, defense of property must be undertaken only by non-deadly force.


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.


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

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