Friday, February 06, 2015

In response to rise in crime, Pa. township posts signs that read 'THIS IS NOT A GUN FREE ZONE'

When visitors enter Conoy Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania,  they know residents are packing heat. That's because the township has posted four signs that read, "Welcome to Conoy Twp. THIS IS NOT A GUN FREE ZONE," Karen Shuey reports for LancasterOnline. Stephen Mohr, a Conoy Township supervisor and a National Rifle Association member, said there are plans to place 12 more of the $500 signs throughout the township of 3,000 residents within the next few weeks. (LancasterOnline photo by Dan Marschka)

Mohr said township supervisors came up with the idea out of fear of a recent rise in criminal activity, Shuey writes. Mohr told her, “Over the last six months we’ve seen more and more home invasions and petty crime, so we thought these signs would show people we take pride in what we own.” Mohr said the signs have mostly resulted in positive feedback. He told Shuey, “You have to realize that to most people in this township God, guns, family and friends are the four most important things.” (Read more)

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