Visitors entering Harris County in Georgia will now be welcomed by a bold straight-shooting sign, put up by the local Sheriff cautioning and informing them of the county's stand on guns. The welcome sign also lays bare the consequences of shooting a local, according to Fox News reports.

Sheriff Mike Jolley of Harris County, Georgia put up the sign on Tuesday, amid a raging national gun control debate, and paid for the sign out of his own pocket. The sign warns visitors that most Harris County residents carry concealed weapons and if a visitor decides to use his/her gun on a local resident, they will most likely get killed.

The sign comically reminds visitors that Harris County has only one jail and 356 cemeteries, and ends by welcoming visitors to the county.

Sheriff Jolley not new to controversy

In 2015, Sheriff Jolley was in the news after erecting a bold warning sign which stated that Harris was a politically incorrect County which saluted the flag and its troops, where residents wished each other Merry Christmas, said In God We Trust and God Bless America. The sign went on to ask visitors who were uncomfortable with that stance to feel free to leave.

Appearing on "Fox and Friends" at the time, Sheriff Jolley said he received an outpouring of support from the community, with some residents going an extra step and designing t-shirts and yard signs.

Addressing those who disagreed with him, the straight-talking Sheriff asked them to go ahead and voice their opinion, but if they were truly offended, then they were most probably in the wrong county.

The current welcome sign, which has gone viral, stands outside the Harris County Sheriff's Office, situated a short distance from the Alabama border.

Second Amendment state

Georgia is ranked third among states with the highest number of valid concealed weapon permits (600,000). First is Florida (887,000), followed by Pennsylvania, according to a 2012 study of various state gun laws conducted by the US Government Accountability Office, and sanctioned by the Senate.

According to Sheriff Jolley, concealed weapon permits have tripled over the past few years and Georgia is a strong Second Amendment state.

The sign aims at providing visitors with a fair notice of what to expect in Harris County.

Jolley adds that visitors are welcome to enjoy Harris County in a safe manner and to also be aware that they are safe while in the county.