Monday, May 06, 2013



CO: Some Native Americans “offended” by gun rights billboards






Two billboards in which images of Native Americans are used to make a gun rights argument are causing a stir with some Colorado residents who say the image is offensive and insensitive.

The billboards in this northern Colorado city show three men dressed in traditional Native American attire and the words "Turn in your arms. The government will take care of you."

"I think it's a little bit extreme, of course, but I think people are really worried about their gun rights and what liberties are going to be taken away," Wells told the Greeley Tribune.

Greeley resident Kerri Salazar, who is of Native American descent, said she was livid when she learned about it. She said she doesn't have a problem with the gun rights message, but she's offended the Native American people were singled out, apparently without their consent.

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21 comments:

Anonymous said...

"singled out" - doesn't she get the point?

Anonymous said...

Is there something that is (not) factual about the billboard?

Anonymous said...

The people that put up the billboards do not want their identities to be divulged. That is quite cowardly of them. Instead, they hide behind their weapons and their anti-American ideology.

Anonymous said...

From the Denver Post, "A 24-year-old man accidently shot himself after spilling soda on his pistol while sitting in his car in Colorado Springs on Saturday afternoon.
The victim spilled the drink onto his handgun at about 3:30 p.m. "After wiping it dry and while replacing the magazine in the gun, the gun accidently discharged," according to the Colorado Springs police web site.
The gunshot injured the man's left hand, left thigh and left calf.
A co-worker notified 911 and the victim was transported to Memorial Hospital where he was in fair condition."

LOL

Use the Name, Luke said...

5:55, What is "their anti-American ideology"?

Anonymous said...

That ad kinda says it all! I think it is extremely effective since it points out the govt's historical record. annon 2:14 is correct, the lady complaining seems clueless.

Anonymous said...

"What is "their anti-American ideology"?"

If you don't know, you are one of them.

Anonymous said...

""What is "their anti-American ideology"?"

If you don't know, you are one of them."

Oooh, is this like a secret handshake or something?

5:55, I find it ironic that you accuse someone of cowardice because they "do not want their identities to be divulged" in a post signed anonymous.

Anonymous said...

11:30

Same back at you anon. LOL

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:55, you're the one complaining about people hiding behind the anon label. obviously, you really don't have anything to say.

Use the Name, Luke said...

If you don't know, you are one of them.

It sounds like you're claiming that defending the United States Constitution is "anti-American".

Or since you won't explain yourself…

Or is that "wearing feathers in your hair is anti-American"?

Or maybe "using a stencil style font on a billboard is anti-American."

Oh, I know, "Eating carrots on Tuesday is anti-American."

Gee, this is fun! What other assumptions can we make about Anon's provocatively vague statement and deliberate evasions?

Use the Name, Luke said...

More things that are "anti-American":

- Writing in all caps.

- Designing a billboard in black & white.

- Failing to read the minds of anonymous fools on the internet.

Anonymous said...

Ooooo, I have upset Lukie boy. Why don't you go pray for me to go away? LOL

Use the Name, Luke said...

That's odd. I checked the dictionary and I didn't see "making fun of" anywhere in the definition of "upset".

Anonymous said...

"I checked the dictionary"

It is obvious that statement is a lie. Your gOD is not happy with you.

A. Levy said...

Anon 5:55, you seem to be quite confused, which is typical of someone on the Left. The real anti-Americans are the ones (without) the guns. Got it now?

Anonymous said...

Personally I would have used a photo of the japanese americans interned in camps during WW2 with the caption...

"Go ahead surrender your guns, it's not like our government would EVER turn on its citizens!"

Anonymous said...

NRA members are more highly educated and have a much higher percentage of professionals than the population at large. The haters (synonymous with leftist) almost always attack those they perceive as enemies rather than present a reasoned argument in favor of their view, usually because there is none.
MDH

Stefan v said...

It is dangerous to try to rob and murder people that have guns. It is easy when you have the gun, and they don't. Not every person with a gun is out to rob and murder, but when someone with a gun tells you to put yours down, be very suspicious of them. Simple, eh? Of course, the gungrabbers know all this and think that someday nobody with a gun will come to rob and murder them (even if they are robbing murderers themselves, or aspiring to be).

Anonymous said...

anything riles up the left.

Uno Hu said...

With all respect due the "offended Native American" (which is very, very little), who gives a damn WHAT s/he thinks. Inconveniently for those who desire to control what others think, say, or own, the First Amendment guarantees the billboard's sponsor's right to speak up in defense of the Second Amendment. The problem will be if the billboard company can be intimidated into pulling the ad down.