Canyon County town aims to advertise its gun-friendly status

The tiny city of Greenleaf, along Idaho 19 between Caldwell and Wilder, aims to put up signs at its boundaries welcoming visitors with the statement, "this is not a gun free zone."

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo posed for a photo with Greenleaf City Councilman Steve Jett, whose Jett Corrections Consulting donated two signs to the city bearing that statement and a reference to the city ordinance the Greenleaf City Council passed as part of an emergency preparedness effort in 2006, suggesting residents own and know how to use guns for protection. The ordinance attracted national media attention to the town, which was founded by pacifist Quakers.

Crapo's staff posted a photo featuring the sign on Facebook Wednesday. Jett said in a Tuesday Facebook post that the city of about 880 people is waiting for the Idaho Transportation Department to give the OK to put up the signs.