Welcome to Conoy Township, Pennsylvania – a small township located between Lancaster and Harrisburg Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River.
It’s a quiet little town and Township Supervisor Stephen Mohr aims to keep it that way by erecting signs along every road entering his piece of heaven announcing that Conoy Township is no gun free zone, according to Lancaster Online. The signs were approved by unanimous vote of the board of supervisors last fall.
The signage – all sixteen – are said to cost about that of a Glock handgun, but are priceless in their effect letting bad guys know that bad things may happen to bad guys plying their evil trade in this particular location. And the support thus far has been overwhelmingly positive.
Mohr told the local paper: “You have to realize that to most people in this township God, guns, family and friends are the four most important things.”
Of course not everyone “feels” that way. The newspaper found two women – neither of whom live in Conoy Township – to speak against the signs. What do you think they said? Did they rely on scientific research, rational thought or hard statistics indicating the signs created an unsafe environment for local residents?
Of course not! From the story:
“I think it gives the area a feeling that I’m not sure the people want to convey,” said Garber of West Donegal Township, who often hikes the Northwest Lancaster County Trail through the township. “Knowing guns are around doesn’t make me feel any safer.”
“It’s fine with me if people have guns but I don’t think it needs to be advertised,” added Ellis of East Donegal Township.
They don’t “feel” safer.
Two more people who rely on “feelings” and emotions rather than science and rational thought to help ensure their safety.
It occurred to us that the signs have one other priceless effect: they will repel Micheal Bloomberg from ever wishing to live there.