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Welcome to Wisconsin Gun Warning Sign

Welcome to Wisconsin Gun Warning Sign
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A “Welcome to Wisconsin” sign includes a warning for criminals and terrorists about the gun carrying population in the state. Is this sign real?

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It’s not real.

It appears to have been created as a joke or to make a statement about the gun control issue. The sign in the graphic reads:

Welcome to Wisconsin

Attention criminals, terrorists

Over 170,000 Wisconsin residents have a legal permit to carry a handgun.

They are armed and prepared to defend themselves and others against acts of criminal violence.

You have been warned.

Illinois and Chicago, however, have been disarmed for your convenience.

All of the text below “Welcome to Wisconsin” was apparently digitally added to the image (below).

Below you can see the altered image and then the original from which it was taken.

Welcome to Wisconsin gun warning sign

We have found the original image to be labeled US Route 10, but if you have additional information on the location of this sign, please let us know in the comments below.

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