The Chicago Tribune is just the latest mainstream media outlet to report on the manufactured kerfuffle over a billboard along the I-55 Stevenson Expressway in Chicago.
The billboard, pictured above, featured the suggestion: baseball, apple pie and an AR-15 are “Pure American” – and they are! Baseball is America’s favorite pastime, apple pie is America’s favorite pie and the AR-15 is America’s favorite rifle – outselling all other rifles by a wide margin.
There’s an entire niche industry in the gun world that revolves around products to customize the AR-15 rifle, including the “Slidefire” stock advertised on the billboard.
Of course, for Moms Demand Action, that can’t stand.
So they are trying to bully the sign company into pulling down the sign. Nothing like respecting a diversity of First Amendment rights in their quest to suppress Second Amendment rights, right?
As hard as they try, freedom won’t die.
‘Pure American’ rifle billboard assaulted
(Chicago Tribune) – What’s as American as apple pie and baseball? Rifles, according to a new billboard beside a busy Chicago freeway.
The sign on outbound I-55 near Central Avenue features photos of a baseball mitt, an apple pie and a large, black rifle above the words “Pure American.”
“As a mom, I’m shocked and offended that I would be replaced in an idiom with an assault rifle,” said Nicole Chen, president of the Illinois chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grass-roots group that advocates for what it calls “common-sense gun reforms.”
We’re curious: How much is Nicole Chen paid to be the president of the Illinois Chapter of Moms Demand Action.
Frankly, the whole Moms Demand Action organization sounds like it should be a porn flick series or an adult website.
Here’s our advice, ladies. If you want action, visit a singles bar.
Just don’t find yourselves posted at She’s A Homewrecker.com.