Rifle, CO.

You’d think that the town of Rifle in Colorado would have been linked to a lot of cool pop culture particularly of the western variety. However, it seems the best it can do was being mentioned in Stephen King’s The Stand.

Even where the town got its name is closer to The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight than Unforgiven.

Rifle Creek is named for an incident involving white trappers in the late 19th century..

…Ok, this should be good….

…According to local lore, one of the trappers accidentally left his rifle along the creek, giving it its name.


However, they take their name to heart.

In Summer of 2014, it became known for its support of “open carry” of handguns; in particular by employees at a popular local restaurant, who are encouraged, but not required, to do so by the owner.


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