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Small Idaho Town Welcomes Visitors With a Clear Warning About Guns — Just Not the Kind You Usually See


"We are a big family out here in Greenleaf. It's a small town."

"Welcome to Greenleaf Idaho. This Is Not A Gun-Free Zone."

That's what new signs at the entrances of Greenleaf, Idaho, say, warning visitors in no uncertain terms where the town stands on the "gun free" question.

Image source: KBOI-TV

According to KBOI-TV, the signs have been up for a few months, and residents say they correctly represent the community and its sentiment toward the second amendment.

"We are a big family out here in Greenleaf," Kelly McBride, who has lived in the city for over 10 years, told KBOI. "It's a small town. I think all of us having a gun shows that we are a respectable society."

There are five identical signs, one at each of the town's entrances. The state of Idaho had to approve two of the signs because of their location on Highway 19, which is a state route.

Greenleaf, which is just west of Boise, is a town of about 800 with a very low crime rate. The town even encourages residents to purchase firearms and receive proper firearms training.

There has been very little pushback to the signs. In fact, the only criticism has been that some believe the signs' wording is a little unclear. On the flip side, however, residents say Greenleaf's pro-gun stance is enticing more people to move to their town.

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