Small-Town Gun Shop Makes Hilarious '4 Horsemen' Billboard: 'Signed, the Deplorables'
A gun shop in a small North Carolina town is taking some heat from the left after putting up a particularly funny billboard.
The sign features the four progressive freshman lawmakers known as “the Squad“: Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.
Cherokee Guns, located in Murphy, used the space to note that the congresswomen, jokingly referred to as the “4 Horsemen” of the apocalypse, are nothing more than “idiots.”
“Signed, the Deplorables,” the sign reads — a reference to the infamous description of Trump voters used in 2016 by then Democratic presidential nominee Hilary Clinton, as The Hill noted.
The billboard also appears to be a reference to Louisiana GOP Senator John Kennedy’s description of “the Squad,” who he called “the four horsewomen of the apocalypse.” Kennedy’s barb came in an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, during which he also said the congresswomen were “the reason there are directions on a shampoo bottle.”
Spot-on and hilarious.
To the observers who missed “How To Be Outraged 101” in college, also known as “normal people,” this billboard is simply a chuckle-worthy political statement. It surely isn’t any worse than the attacks liberals and the media direct at President Donald Trump, right?
Well, as usual, the left thinks you’re wrong.
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, a pro-gun control group, called the billboard “disgusting anti-government violent rhetoric,” despite the lack of any sort of threat or violent language in the ad.
“Threats against members of Congress, particularly minority members are [rising] and it is driven by the president’s racial rhetoric,” CSGV wrote in a Facebook post. “This is dangerous!”
The left likes to go crazy over these ghostly “threats” against minority members of Congress, then somehow blame Trump for them.
Weirdly enough, I don’t seem to recall CSGV blaming Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders when one of his deranged supporters actually shot a conservative congressman.
To its credit, Cherokee Guns is refusing to back down. The store defended its ad on Facebook and even offered a new item to customers and supporters.
“Simple…eat a piece of bacon…tell us you’re voting for Trump in 2020…then get your limited edition bumper sticker!!” the store wrote in a followup post.
The store is also prepared to deal with any “threatening liberals” who might come through their doors.
“Show them the door, or your gun, and tell them they can buy their own billboard and pay for it like I did,” an employee told McClatchy, referring to what the store’s owner directed him to say.
Good for Cherokee Guns.
The left may be engaging in a stream of intellectual bullying, yet the store is willing to stand behind its political statement.
Too often, the right has a problem with standing up for itself. Our values and opinions might not garner popular praise, but that doesn’t make them wrong.
If there’s one thing we can emulate from our opponents, it’s their propensity to speak their mind without fear.
Cherokee Guns is taking a step in the right direction.
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