Gun store owner puts up billboard targeting Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib

Posted at 6:52 AM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 12:58:41-04

(WXYZ) — An advertising company says it will take down a controversial billboard put up by a gun store owner targeting Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and others.

The sign has pictures of Representatives Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ayanna Pressley.

It reads "The Four Hoursemen are idiots. Signed, the Deplorables."

The National Coalition Against Gun Violence says the billboard has violent anti-government speech. But the owner of the gun store says he put up the sign to show his support for President Trump.

"Well they're calling us racist. I mean I don't care if it was four white women, four white guys that have their view, they'll be on the billboard," the shop owner said.

Congresswoman Tlaib replied on twitter, asking how is this not inciting gun violence and whether the FBI will investigate the incident.

The company that owns the billboard posted on Facebook that it's taking down the ad. But right now, it's unclear when that will actually happen.