Skip to comments.Native Americans incensed over pro-gun rights billboard in Colorado (Great Billboard tho)
Posted on 04/30/2013 4:35:09 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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."
Matt Wells, an account executive with Lamar Advertising in Denver, said Monday that a group of local residents purchased the space.
"They have asked to remain anonymous," he said.
He also refused to disclose the cost but said the billboards are only appearing in the Greeley area. Wells said he has not received any complaints so far.
"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.
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That is just frickin’ awesome!
That says it all.
I am not any % Native. That being said, I am wondering why Native Americans have issue with this billboard? Wouldn’t it put light not only to restricting firearms but the history of Native Americans and the U.S. government?
Because they take handouts from the government.
Well, no. What the billboard is doing is making a statement that the disarming of the Indians allowed these atrocities to be committed.
I fail to see how this is derogatory to them. Its historical accuracy is of course another question entirely.
As far as the criticism goes, how does one get permission from the Native Americans? Do you need permission from every Native American or is permission from just one person ok?
As far as being cowardly for staying anonymous we know what the left does when they get your address - they “occupy” your yard and harass you incessantly. They are not interested in debate. They just want to shut you up.
They are just another grievance group, without something to whine about they have nothing at all.
But they are also happy living in squalor as long as they get a government check. It's a deal far too many people are willing to make. The message of the sign, "you don't want to end up like the Indians", just highlights their terrible state.
Rush Limbaugh is 100% on the money when he says “the left will always let you know what they are afraid of”.
Very effective and hard-hitting message on that billboard.
Funny, they don’t object to https://www.google.com/search?q=homeland+security+1492&tbm=isch&tbo=u
Too bad we cannot ask the Indians at Wounded Knee how they feel.
Regretfully it’s because the “Native Americans” have been systematically reduced down to the ultimate goal of Government... A people who are unable to do anything for themselves because of one regulation or another, Who are also totally reliant upon major handouts and subsidies from the feds and are controlled internally by a totally corrupted Tribal Government.
Thanks, you two. I get it now. I guess I was looking at the billboard in more of a historical manner vs the modern day one. Double hugs!
Where were you born?
Hugs to you, too, Working Man. I was thinking more historic... vs the reservations of today.
They have an issue with it because it sends a message against their political party. They are against it because it didn’t involve any money for them. They are against it because it tells the truth about their fight (and liberals) to screw this country into the ground.
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