So I saw this sign the other day while inside a King County department of health building. A large logo showing a crossed out revolver and chef's knife:huh: with the title "No Weapons." I had to get closer to see what this was all about, seeing as how I knew they could not enforce such a statement in a non-restricted county building open to the public. Then I saw the disclaimer underneath the title, "(Except as allowed by law)". I had to chuckle at this sign because it was so pointless, yet I still found myself frustrated as the sign was designed to make people think they were prohibited from carrying weapons with them inside the building. Then the sign listed RCW 9.41.270(1) which clarifies just what exactly is allowed by law: " It shall be unlawful for any person to carry, exhibit, display, or draw any firearm, dagger, sword, knife or other cutting or stabbing instrument, club, or any other weapon apparently capable of producing bodily harm, in a manner, under circumstances, and at a time and place that either manifests an intent to intimidate another or that warrants alarm for the safety of other persons." So basically, the sign was a warning that anybody intending to intimidate or threaten the safety of other people was prohibited from bringing a weapon inside the building. A sign stating "No Crimes Allowed" would have the same meaning as the sign posted at the entrance of the building. Just thought I would share.