I've never heard of it since I hang my hat in Northern California. But if you are hearing that people get shot out there, whether accidentally or intentionally, go somewhere else.
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” ― Samuel Adams