A couple of blocks from New York Metropolis’s famed Occasions Sq., a roadside signal flashed a warning to anybody visiting the so-called crossroads of the world.
“Occasions Sq. Gun Free Zone,” the LED-style signal introduced in all-caps orange lettering.
“Licensed gun carriers and others could not enter except in any other case particularly licensed by legislation,” the signal additionally blinked. “Violation of this prohibition is a felony.”
On different close by blocks, plastic-covered indicators affixed to site visitors mild poles carried the identical message, with a graphic of a black pistol inside a pink interdictory circle. …
Kerri Clegg, 48, a cake artist from London visiting together with her daughter Claudia for her 18th birthday, stated the signage “makes me really feel a bit bit higher, it needs to be stated, as a result of we all know that there’ve been issues earlier than.”
Clegg added: “Simply usually, [they] make you’re feeling safer, particularly as English [people], as a result of it’s not one thing we’re round loads.”
Clegg famous that bustling hubs reminiscent of Occasions Sq. could possibly be “huge targets”, because it was “a really crowded, very touristy place”. …
— Victoria Bekiempis in ‘Good Luck Enforcing It’: New York Debuts Times Square Gun-free Zone