A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from August 17, 2020
“This house is protected by the good Lord and a gun. You might meet them both…”

"This house is protected by the good Lord and a gun. You might meet them both if you come in unwelcome” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images (especially house signs). American country music singer Josh Thompson‘s song “Way Out Here” (2010) begins:

“Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun. And you might meet ‘em both if you show up here not welcome, son.”

“This house is protected by the good Lord, and a gun. You might meet them both if you come in unwelcome” was posted on Twitter by Samuel L. Trapson on March 23, 2012.

“This home protected by the good lord and a gun. If you came here to steal or do harm you might meet them both” was a sign printed in the New York (NY) Times on January 21, 2018.

“Unwelcome is sometimes replaced by “uninvited.” “My house is protected by the good lord and a gun and you might get to meet both if you come in uninvited” was posted on Twitter by Jeff Klein on November 7, 2012. “This house is protected by the Good Lord and a gun. You might meet them both if you come in uninvited” was posted on Twitter by España Libertaria on June 29, 2020.

The word “trespass” is sometimes added. “This house is protected by the good Lord and a gun, trespass and you’ll meet them both” was posted on Twitter by Miranda Walczak on April 14, 2014.


Wikipedia: Way Out Here (song)
“Way Out Here” is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Josh Thompson. It was released in March 2010 as the second single and title track from his debut album of the same name. Thompson co-wrote the song with David Lee Murphy and Casey Beathard.

YouTube
Josh Thompson - Way Out Here
May 13, 2010
joshThompsonVEVO
Josh Thompson’s official music video for ‘Way Out Here’. Click to listen to Josh Thompson on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/JoshTSpotify?IQid=...
(Beginning lyrics.—ed.)
“Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun
And you might meet ‘em both if you show up here not welcome, son
Our necks are burnt, our roads are dirt and our trucks ain’t clean
The dogs run lose, we smoke, we chew and fry everything
Out here, way out here.”

Twitter
James Harrison
@jamesharrisongs
Replying to @froggyKYcountry
@froggy1049 “this house is protected by the good lord and a gun. You might meet both if ya show up here unwelcome, son.” COOL lyrics, Josh!
12:06 PM · Feb 2, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Newspapers.com
11 March 2010, The Tennessean (Nashville, TN), “Songwriter puts plenty of country in ‘Way Out Here’” by Cindy Watts, pg. 1D, col. 1:
“Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun/ And you might meet ‘em both if you show up here not welcome son,” Thompson sings in the title track (also his new single).

Twitter
Samuel L. Trapson
@realnegroidish
“This house is protected by the good Lord, and a gun. You might meet them both if you come in unwelcome”
10:40 PM · Mar 24, 2012·TweetDeck

Twitter
Liam Fisher
@liamkfisher
Sign on a front porch: This house is protected by the Good Lord and a gun. You might meet them both if you come in unwelcomed.
3:39 PM · Jun 25, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Jeff Klein
@kleinjeff3
My house is protected by the good lord and a gun and you might get to meet both if you come in uninvited.
4:20 PM · Nov 7, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Clarence Banks Jr.
@Clarencebanksjr
This house is protected by the good Lord and a gun, you might meet them both if you come in here unwelcomed.
11:29 PM · Jan 15, 2013·Twitter for Mac

Twitter
Miranda Walczak
@RandiWalczak
I saw the best sign the other day. It read, “This house is protected by the good Lord and a gun, trespass and you’ll meet them both”
9:11 PM · Apr 14, 2014·Twitter for Android

Google Groups: womendress09
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Twitter
Southern Backwoods
@backwoodin
Our houses are protected by the good lord and a gun
7:42 PM · Feb 11, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Google Books
A Land Full of God:
Christian Perspectives on the Holy Land

Edited by Mae Elise Cannon
Eugene, OR: Cascade Books
2017
Pg. 208:
There’s a song in Tennessee that goes, “Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun. And you might meet ‘em both if you show up here not welcome, son.”

21 January 2018, New York (NY) Times, “Trigger Warning” by Laura M. Holson, pg. ST1:
And if there is a question about what God has to do with any of this, she (Dana Loesch—ed.) keeps a sign in the window of the house that she and her family recently vacated. “This home protected by the good lord and a gun,” it read. “If you came here to steal or do harm you might meet them both.”

Twitter
J.R.
@JRwasHere
Replying to @duncanjeremy
There is a sign I see on houses that says, “this house is protected by the good lord and a gun, trespass and you’ll meet both.” If you really believed your house was protect by “the lord,” what do you need the gun for?
9:44 AM · May 13, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
España Libertaria
@EspLibertaria
This house is protected by the Good Lord and a gun. You might meet them both if you come in uninvited.
Quote Tweet
Sofía Rincón BrainFireHigh-heeled shoe
@Sophistidomme
· Jun 29
Una mujer sin miedo a defender su propiedad privada (empoderamiento de verdad) y su pareja, apoyándose mutuamente ante los criminales. Nadie tiene derecho a quitarles lo que se han ganado con su trabajo.
Eso son ciudadanos libres.
8:19 AM · Jun 29, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Patrick Hawkins
@phawksguns
Replying to @JeremiahHodge9
My gate sign “This home protected by the good Lord and a gun. If you come here to steal or do harm, you may meet them both!”
8:58 AM · Jul 24, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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