The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:
Georgia Sheriff Mike Jolley’s new welcome sign comes with a threatening warning for visitors: “Our citizens have concealed weapons. If you kill someone, we might kill you back. We have ONE jail and 356 cemeteries. Enjoy your stay!”
According to an AJC investigation into gun violence in the state last year, people in Georgia are twice as likely than those in New York to be shot to death. Recent data from Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also found that Georgia’s gun deaths have been steadily rising for more than a decade. In 2016, Georgia ranked fourth highest with 1,571 deaths.
This isn’t the first time the sheriff’s bold signs have garnered attention on social media or made national news. In 2015, Jolley posted a sign that read,”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!”