A Pennsylvania town has done away with the standard “welcome” signs that tend to greet people, and replaced with a sign that says, “THIS IS NOT A GUN FREE ZONE.” However, it appears that someone recently vandalized at least one of the signs.
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The town is Conoy Township, located in Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County. According to Fox News, there town has dozens of the signs.
But according to Lancaster Online on Wednesday, “Someone spraypainted four of them overnight Feb. 5. News of the vandalism spread fast. … Now, the township is fielding requests from people who want to buy similar signs. Phone calls and emails have come in from elsewhere in Pennsylvania and California, Texas, Florida, Mississippi, Ohio, Idaho, Kentucky, and other states.”
It’s unclear if all of the 3,000 residents in Conoy Township have guns, but the signs are meant to warn would-be criminals.
“I think even those who have bad intentions can read,” Stephen Mohr told the broadcaster.
“What we’re telling people is that when they do come here, they should feel safer knowing that everyone in the township is watching out for them,” Mohr added.
Mohr noted that “the first word on there is “Welcome”… we have a lot here that we take pride in. What we’re telling people is that when they do come here, they should feel safer knowing that everyone in the township is watching out for them. And the criminal — he should realize that going into this township he could have a bad day.”