Thursday, March 3, 2016

While Idaho Is Desperately Trying To Become California

Some parts are resisting.  From 2/29/16 KBOI:
If you drive through the small town of Greenleaf in Canyon County, you may notice their unorthodox welcome signs.

"Welcome to Greenleaf, Idaho. This is Not a Gun Free Zone."

The signs have been up for a few months, and residents say they reflect the attitude in the town.
"We are a big family out here in Greenleaf," said Kelly McBride, who has lived in the city for over 10 years. "It's a small town. I think all of us having a gun shows that we are a respectable society."

The same city council member says the signs were paid for through private donations, so their installation did not cost the city any money.

Greenleaf is a city of just over 800 people that urges residents to own firearms and get weapons training in their city code. It has a very low crime rate, but some residents tell KBOI 2News that the signs are just an extra layer of protection.

"There's a right place for guns," McBride said. "A place that they can be used. We should have the right to protect ourselves from criminals and hopefully these kind of signs deter crime in the long run."

1 comment:

dmurray said...

Dear Clayton,

Ralph Barger in his book "Hells Angel" told a story about his group on a ride through this great land where they encountered a town the location of which he omitted. Outside its limit they were met by armed men who made clear their adherence to local etiquette and inquired as to the itinerants' intentions.

Those Idahoans are on to something.

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