Recently on a forum there was some discussion about Gunbuster signs and I noted there were several people who did not really understand the NC law. First, under NC law there is no sign size requirement, only the notice be conspicuously posted at the entrance. That would mean each public entrance to a facility. If there is a back door only employees use, no need to post the sign, but if a rear door is public then it must be posted. That really makes sense, if you could potentially enter through a door without a posting, how would you ever know to not carry a firearm on the premises? There are all kinds of signs, some are depictions, some are statements. IMO if you cannot see it as you are entering or approaching the door you cannot heed it. A LEO might see that differently, but if the business puts it way down in the corner of the entrance foyer and then sticks a plant in front of it, I should not have to move a large plant and get on my knees to read mice type. I doubt anyone in their right mind would believe that would qualify as conspicuous notice.
Now the discussion on the forum centered on signs which say or depict “No Firearms” or “No Weapons” and those which say “No Concealed Firearms” or “No Concealed Weapons.” It’s clear what the first type means, you are not permitted to enter with a firearm whether concealed or carried openly. In the second they do not allow you to enter with a concealed firearm, but you could open carry the firearm. Now in either case you may be asked to leave the premises and if asked do so immediately. If you were carrying open and asked to leave and did not you may be charged with trespassing.
I do not believe anyone will introduce legislation to standardize the signage in NC, but if they did, my suggestion would be for the sign to be located on or beside the entrance door, posted at a height between 3′ and 6′ with text no less than 2″ in height or a visible depiction no less than 8″ total height of image. That way most of the world would see it and be able to understand what is meant. If someone chooses to put up a gunbuster sign they need to realize they are basically telling all criminals there are no legal guns in that area or establishment. What that means is the criminals know they can have a free pass to do as they please.
A final crazy thought just popped into my head. Suppose a Gunbuster sign is placed at an entrance, shouldn’t the sign also be posted in Braille?