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Native Americans incensed over pro-gun rights billboard in Colorado (Great Billboard tho)
f/AP ^ | 4/30/2013

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: americanindians; banglist; billboard; guncontrol; secondamendment; toughnuts; whiners
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1 posted on 04/30/2013 4:35:09 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux
Sorry native Americans, but you don't own or have a copyright for history.
2 posted on 04/30/2013 4:36:39 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux

That is just frickin’ awesome!

That says it all.

Image saved.


3 posted on 04/30/2013 4:38:49 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: RoosterRedux

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?


4 posted on 04/30/2013 4:38:59 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree

Because they take handouts from the government.


5 posted on 04/30/2013 4:40:33 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Greeley resident Maureen Brucker, who has worked with Native American organizations and who frequents the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota as an honorary family member, said she thinks the billboards are making light of atrocities the federal government committed against Native Americans.

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.

6 posted on 04/30/2013 4:43:44 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: RoosterRedux

EXCELLENT billboard!

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.


7 posted on 04/30/2013 4:43:48 AM PDT by Castigar
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To: momtothree
That being said, I am wondering why Native Americans have issue with this billboard?

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.

8 posted on 04/30/2013 4:44:04 AM PDT by hopespringseternal
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To: RoosterRedux
When the left is “incensed”, that is a sure sign that whatever they are “incensed” about is effective and they are afraid of it.

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.

9 posted on 04/30/2013 4:44:54 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: RoosterRedux

Funny, they don’t object to https://www.google.com/search?q=homeland+security+1492&tbm=isch&tbo=u


10 posted on 04/30/2013 4:45:01 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Truth hurts.


11 posted on 04/30/2013 4:46:35 AM PDT by Tugo (Never Submit!)
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To: null and void

FYI


12 posted on 04/30/2013 4:46:43 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: RoosterRedux

Great billboard!


13 posted on 04/30/2013 4:46:49 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: RoosterRedux

Too bad we cannot ask the Indians at Wounded Knee how they feel.


14 posted on 04/30/2013 4:46:55 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: momtothree

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.


15 posted on 04/30/2013 4:48:26 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: hopespringseternal; Jack Hydrazine

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!


16 posted on 04/30/2013 4:49:09 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: sickoflibs; NFHale; stephenjohnbanker; BillyBoy; justiceseeker93; SunkenCiv

Ping


17 posted on 04/30/2013 4:49:15 AM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: momtothree

Where were you born?


18 posted on 04/30/2013 4:50:24 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: The Working Man

Hugs to you, too, Working Man. I was thinking more historic... vs the reservations of today.


19 posted on 04/30/2013 4:50:51 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree

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.

Screw them.


20 posted on 04/30/2013 4:51:06 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: RoosterRedux

Oh can I be offended next?


21 posted on 04/30/2013 4:52:26 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Let 'em whine!

22 posted on 04/30/2013 4:53:04 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Castigar
They just want to shut you up.

They don't just want to shut you up - they want to enslave you or kill you.

23 posted on 04/30/2013 4:53:42 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Copied and awaiting some home made bumper sticker printing.


24 posted on 04/30/2013 4:54:49 AM PDT by Spartan302 (Spartans never quit, they come back later with more warriors.)
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To: RoosterRedux

It’s just fine with me!


25 posted on 04/30/2013 4:56:00 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: momtothree

Go visit your local Indian res and you will find out the truth.


26 posted on 04/30/2013 4:56:06 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: RoosterRedux

The Demolshoviks can always produce member or two from any given protected class that are “deeply offended” by conservatives.

The real question is, has Elizabeth Warren come to pow wow over the issue yet?


27 posted on 04/30/2013 4:57:00 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Gaffer

The Trans-Siberians should be supportive of our natural right to own and bear arms.

I sense that many ‘tribe leaders’ are reflective of Tony Soprano and his ilk.


28 posted on 04/30/2013 4:57:22 AM PDT by mountaineer1997 (ray lewis Praise Allah, Ray Lewis suspect)
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To: momtothree

actually, its sounds as if it is a guilt-ridden white woman doing the complaining.

Not the native Americans


29 posted on 04/30/2013 4:57:23 AM PDT by digger48
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To: RoosterRedux

Wasn’t the same type image used in regards to ‘Immigration Laws’?

As to the people ‘complaining’ about the American Indian being ‘wards of the Government’, back when they ‘taught’ History, the Indians were kind of FORCED onto reservations and over the years have descended into a ‘welfare, depend on the Govt mode’.
Which it is starting to seem obvious that is basically the fate for the ‘rest of us’, save a few elites (or self called elites).

Apparently enough of the ‘leaders’ of the American Indians figured that policy was supposed to work.- ‘Why risk fighting for yours when ‘the man’ promises you all will be peaches and cream’?

Seeing as my Grandparents, Parents and family were born in the US of A, I am a ‘Native American’ as are a good majority of us, including the ersatz ‘African’ Americans, who couldn’t point out the continent on a Google Centralized Map.


30 posted on 04/30/2013 4:57:32 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I imagine that leftist groups contacted Indian groups and asked them to protest the billboards because it brings up the specter of racism. Leftists always strong-arm others into making requests or demands coming from somewhere else.


31 posted on 04/30/2013 4:58:32 AM PDT by Piranha
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To: Sherman Logan
Greeley resident Maureen Brucker,....................an honorary family member,

so....It sounds like Elizabeth Warren has more Indian blood than the woman doing the complaining here.

32 posted on 04/30/2013 4:58:51 AM PDT by digger48
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To: hopespringseternal
They are just another grievance group, without something to whine about they have nothing at all.

I don't deny they got the short end of the stick and they could have been treated a lot better, still they were not the only ones who were mistreated in history. I know in my case, I had ancestors suffer under the pogroms in Russia because they were Jewish.

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.

That's the point. For some reason, many Indians are happy with the pittance they get from "The Great White (Black? Who knows?) Father" sitting in DC. In short, they wimped out big time, from fierce warriors to being shiftless welfare bums. Yes, they must accept part of the blame too but it isn't all their fault, like in the inner cities, the government handouts are designed to keep them down. Still they need to "man up" and see the light

As the late, great DJ Jack Armstrong said in on clip I heard taped in 1973 at 13Q here in Pittsburgh after playing "Indian Reservation" by Paul Revere and the Raiders, "have the government take care of me, look what it did to the Indians, pass man! Pass!"
33 posted on 04/30/2013 4:59:16 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: RoosterRedux

One time when I was visiting the Mission at St Francis, a Lakota elder told me; “Watch out, the middle class is next”

He was a Korean Vet.


34 posted on 04/30/2013 5:00:56 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (HEY RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Sadly, they have forgotten. And if we can’t end this, that billboard will be us and our children’s children will never know freedom anymore.


35 posted on 04/30/2013 5:01:03 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: RoosterRedux

That is exactly the line the “Native Americans” fell for. Look at them now.

The truth hurts.


36 posted on 04/30/2013 5:06:36 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: digger48

Righto.

Here in FL the wannabees get their panties all bunched over the university using the team name Seminoles.

The actual Seminoles kind of like it.


37 posted on 04/30/2013 5:09:28 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: RoosterRedux

“Brucker said she thinks those who put up the billboards should come forward to discuss their viewpoints.

Well Maureen, here’s a viewpoint:

“THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED THE LAST TIME THE GOV’T DISARMED A PEOPLE IN AMERICA!”

How’s THAT for a viewpoint?!?!


38 posted on 04/30/2013 5:09:54 AM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: House Atreides
When the left is “incensed”, that is a sure sign that whatever they are “incensed” about is effective and they are afraid of it.

Pump up the volume!

39 posted on 04/30/2013 5:13:53 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Nowhere Man

still they were not the only ones who were mistreated in history. I know in my case, I had ancestors suffer under the pogroms in Russia because they were Jewish.
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Said that to a liberal anthropology professor once and added that both the Jews and the Indians had lost a homeland, but the Jews had regained theirs.

He turned a bright shade of purple and exploded: “There is NO comparison between the Jews (sneer) and the American Indians (coo)”.

I have known some white people who frequent the Pine Ridge. Once a year they have a clothing drive “for the Indians”. They are rich hippies who have been doing this for 40 years. It is to alleviate their own assumed *guilt*.


40 posted on 04/30/2013 5:16:35 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: RoosterRedux

Great billboard.

Interesting FACT: Native Americans vote more reliably Democrat than Blacks! Most Native American communities vote Democrat in the mid to upper 90 percentile.


41 posted on 04/30/2013 5:16:56 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Libtard; "You see what America did to the American Indian, Stole their property and imprisoned them on reservations."

Conservative; "Yeah, And the Government did that by confiscating their guns!"

Scroreboard!

42 posted on 04/30/2013 5:18:11 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: RoosterRedux
Joe Biden has some blankets for all of you Indians clinging to your guns...

"Tonto. The Obama gun turn in is over there."

"You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.... I'm not joking." --Joe Biden

43 posted on 04/30/2013 5:19:55 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: RoosterRedux

Just another phony reason to be “outraged” and affirm victimhood.


44 posted on 04/30/2013 5:21:47 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: Obadiah

Free stuff. Not that it buys votes of course. The human condition I guess. Even though for serious things, it’s all empty promises. I don’t get it. (well, I do but they don’t)


45 posted on 04/30/2013 5:22:01 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: reformedliberal

The absolute, primary driving motivation for a liberal to do, support and believe what he does is to feel good about himself as “a good person”.

Am I right, “reformedliberal”?


46 posted on 04/30/2013 5:23:38 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: RoosterRedux

Bogus story. How did they find these native Americans? Who do they speak for? Are there any native Americans who share the sentiment expressed in the billboard? If so, why weren’t they quoted as well?

Obviously, this story is contrived, probably at the behest of the Colorado and/or national Democrats, to make supporters of the Second Amendment seem racist.


47 posted on 04/30/2013 5:26:03 AM PDT by Piranha
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To: MrB

You are, Mr. B.

Over 13 years ago I was griping to someone about having to wash out cans and bottles and remove the labels before discarding in the appropriate receptacle and she actually said: “It makes me feel better about myself.”


48 posted on 04/30/2013 5:27:49 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Piranha

Of course!

Agent provocateurs they are!


49 posted on 04/30/2013 5:30:12 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: reformedliberal
“It makes me feel better about myself.”

A relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior "works" better...
Just sayin'... :)

50 posted on 04/30/2013 5:31:40 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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