Pennsylvania town puts up signs declaring itself ‘not a gun-free zone’
A small Pennsylvania community is erecting signs around town saying it is “not a gun-free zone,” Lancaster Online reported on Monday.
“You have to realize that to most people in this township God, guns, family and friends are the four most important things,” Conoy Township supervisor Stephen Mohr said.
Mohr, a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, said that township supervisors unanimously voted in favor to spend $500 on the signs last year. The plan is to eventually have 16 signs spread out around town. Four signs are already up, with the other 12 set to be posted within the next few weeks.
“This is a small price that if we can keep the workload down for a police department, which is already overwhelmed at times,” Mohr told WHP-TV regarding the expense. “It’s a small price to pay.”
While Mohr and other supporters of the signs said that they will act as a deterrent against crime, residents of nearby areas have already expressed concern over them.
“I think it gives the area a feeling that I’m not sure the people want to convey,” Deb Garber said. “Knowing guns are around doesn’t make me feel any safer.”
Watch WHP’s report, as aired on Monday, below.
[h/t Addicting Info]