Controversial Pro-Gun Billboards Depicting Native Americans are No More

Jim Rydbom, Greeley Tribune The two billboards conveying the image and message above appeared in the Greeley, Colorado area recently creating quite the controversy, but are no longer as the lease was not renewed.

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Controversial Pro-Gun Billboards Depicting Native Americans are No More

The two billboards that appeared along highways in Greeley, Colorado in April depicting three American Indians with a pro-gun message of “Turn in your arms, the government will take care of you,” are no longer.

The anonymous residents who purchased the billboards through Lamar Advertising did not renew their lease and the area is now blank space according to an article in at

The two billboards – one on the northbound side of U.S. 85 near 18th Street, and the other on the westbound side of U.S. 34 near 95th Avenue – created quite a stir in the community with those opposed using statements along the lines of “it is insensitive,” while supporters were wondering “where can we send a check to support more?” (Related story: Native Americans on Pro-Gun Billboards Create Controversy)

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Honestly, I’m confused as to why the Native American people are against someone defending their culture. Is it because they feel as if the gods will undoubtedly protect the natives; do they feel they were not at all treated indignantly; is it simply that Whites treated them so poorly they don’t feel as if it’s acceptable; or they don’t want to be the subject of Whites fighting amongst themselves?