Amid the spate of gun violence in the country, one Georgia sheriff warned travelers just how much they would regret attacking someone in his community.
Fox News reported Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley used a sign to inform violent offenders that residents had concealed weapons and would fire back if attacked.
“Our citizens have concealed weapons,” the sign read. “If you kill someone, we might kill you back. We have ONE jail and 365 cemeteries. Enjoy your stay!”
Harris County is no stranger to politically controversial messages, either.
Well done! Sheriff Mike Jolley’s welcome sign is my new favorite ~ Harris County, Georgia pic.twitter.com/8v8h2hySxN
— Erica Kaiser (@EricaKaiser_) April 6, 2018
In a Christmas-oriented message, a county sign declared that the area was “politically incorrect.”
“WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect. We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless America and In God We Trust. We salute our troops and our flag. If this offends you ... LEAVE!” it said.
When he appeared on “Fox & Friends” in 2015, Jolley said he received support for the sign.
“I spent 20 years in the Army to give everyone the right to disagree with me or anyone else,” he said.
He added that “if they disagree, they can voice that opinion. But if it offends them, truly offends them, maybe they're in the wrong country.”
Friday's news came amid a broader discussion about gun control after multiple high-profile shootings in 2018. Earlier this week, a woman opened fire at YouTube's headquarters and injured multiple people before dying from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.