Given the fabled power and effectiveness of a Gun Free Zone, I have invented the next step: The Crime Free Zone. After all, why stop with simply keeping guns out? Can't people cause mayhem with a knife or a club? Why stop with forbidding only guns? Isn't the big worry what they will do with them? And for that matter, no weapon is needed for stealing or vandalism. There are a variety of criminal activites businesses would rather keep out than allow. Therefore, in the interest of making a simple, effective sign, I propose the Crime Free Zone sign.
Just like posting a No Guns Allowed sign keeps all firearms out of businesses that post the sign, this new sign will bring a sharp halt to all forms of criminal activiy because it says so! What kind of a person would go against such an edict? It is bound to work. Not only that, since it is legal in more and more places to carry a sidearm as one goes about one's day, the new sign would not block the business potential of law abiding weapons carriers. Where is the downside?