If you've driven by the Harris County welcome sign recently, you may have noticed the new warning to criminals. It reads, "If you kill someone, we might kill you back. We have ONE jail and 365 cemeteries."
Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley paid for and put the sign up himself. According to the Sherriff, majority of people are ok with the new sign, but many people are bothered by the statement.
Jolley said he was going for "tounge-in-cheek" and wants people to know the town supports their 2nd amendment. "Don't do anything crazy. We're likely to shoot back", is the warning he wants to send to people with harmful intentions. He's hoping it deters crime in the county by making them think twice.
This isn't the first sign Jolley has put up. Another one of his signs went viral in 2015 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!"
To be honest, I dig this guy! Sometimes it takes bold things to stand-out and make a point. Bland and mediocre signs would just get passed by. I hope this warning does make his county and it's residents safer. (AJC)
I believe in my right to own a weapon for protection of my family and community. Regardless which side you are on, I also think it's important for communities to stand up together to fight back against the violence and crime that is making us feel unsafe. Strength in numbers is always a plus!