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Mon Mar 12, 2018, 08:58 AM

17 crosses for victims of FL school shooting hung from Kentucky billboard advertising local gun show






Crosses memorializing the people killed in a recent Florida high school shooting were seen on Sunday hanging from a billboard advertising a local gun show in Kentucky, the Louisville Courier Journal reported.

The white crosses included the names and ages of the 17 people who were killed last month when a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., according to the news outlet.

The billboard, located in Louisville, includes a picture of a man holding two guns. The billboard promotes the "National Gun Day Gun Show," which took place at the Kentucky Exposition Center at the end of February.

MORE plus video:
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/377849-17-crosses-for-florida-shooting-victims-hung-from-kentucky

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Reply 17 crosses for victims of FL school shooting hung from Kentucky billboard advertising local gun show (Original post)
kpete Mar 2018 OP
ret5hd Mar 2018 #1
gratuitous Mar 2018 #7
Canoe52 Mar 2018 #2
FM123 Mar 2018 #3
rurallib Mar 2018 #4
ffr Mar 2018 #5
iluvtennis Mar 2018 #6
spanone Mar 2018 #8
pangaia Mar 2018 #9
jmbar2 Mar 2018 #10
FM123 Mar 2018 #12
jmbar2 Mar 2018 #17
Hekate Mar 2018 #20
Iggo Mar 2018 #11
DavidDvorkin Mar 2018 #13
Behind the Aegis Mar 2018 #14
DavidDvorkin Mar 2018 #16
Behind the Aegis Mar 2018 #23
cagefreesoylentgreen Mar 2018 #15
ornotna Mar 2018 #18
Hekate Mar 2018 #19
DavidDvorkin Mar 2018 #21
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Hekate Mar 2018 #22
OnDoutside Mar 2018 #24
Scurrilous Mar 2018 #25

Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 08:59 AM

1. Oh man...that's GOTTA hurt!

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 11:02 AM

7. It would hurt the consciences of people who can feel shame

For an opposing viewpoint, the NRA will trot out Dana Loesch to give us the aggrieved psychopath take.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 09:06 AM

2. KnR!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 09:10 AM

3. Quite an optic.

While the new changes in gun laws here in Fl are an improvement - not closing the loopholes at gun shows is still a HUGE problem. Maybe the gun show venues themselves should be boycotted (for other events like music concerts and auto shows etc) so it just isn't profitable enough for the venue to hold that kind of event anymore.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 10:53 AM

4. That had to be hard to do

somebody had to see folks up there hanging those crosses.
My hat off to the people that pulled this off.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 10:58 AM

5. Symbolism that gives me chills. That is truth right there.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 11:00 AM

6. Excellent way to protest.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 11:03 AM

8. K&R...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 11:11 AM

9. NATIONAL GUN DAY?? WTF is that?

Is that real?

jesus it is

It has pics of 'famous gun people,' I guess. What are they, gunners who have killed somebody? Gun twirlers?
Shit, man. I dunno.

http://www.nationalgunday.com/

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 11:35 AM

10. Could inspire a whole new genre of gun protests similar to anti-abortion protests

Imagine hordes of young people marching with crosses outside of gun shows. This is a powerful message.

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Response to jmbar2 (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 12:17 PM

12. Yes!

How about putting the gun buyers who go to the gun shows, through what women have to go through when they go to planned parenthood to get legal abortions. Protesters holding up signs & pictures of dead school children while angry protesters are screaming "child killer"at them as folks take photos of them to post on social media. Hard to believe that gun show attendance wouldn't go down if the gun buyers are subjected to the same kind of treatment that many women have to go through.

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Response to FM123 (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 09:09 PM

17. That's what I'm thinking...

Show photos of what happens when a person gets shot with an AR-15. I'm sure there are medical photos available.

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Response to jmbar2 (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 10:53 PM

20. Or coffins. Those are usually nondenominational.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 11:36 AM

11. Good. Fuck you, Gunfuckers. (n/t)

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 01:34 PM

13. Weren't many of those kids Jews?

I applaud the motivation, but the implementation was thoughtless.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 02:32 PM

14. At least 5 were.

Once again, showing privilege at work.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 04:37 PM

16. Yes, Christian privilege in action.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #16)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:14 AM

23. Excatly!

Perhaps they were being "thoughtful" and didn't want to "trigger" anyone with a Magen David.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 02:52 PM

15. +1

Thank you for not overlooking this.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 09:24 PM

18. Maybe their thoughtlessness was a good thing here

If they hung Stars of David up there they might have been ripped down already. Just a thought.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 10:51 PM

19. As one who worked with the VERY thoughtful group Arlington West, I invite you critics to...

...make up your own flawless memorial.

YOU climb up on that goddam billboard. Don't fall off now. Don't get caught by itchy-fingered cops.

And above all, YOU call up each and every grieving family to ascertain their religious practice. This is America -- they could be anything, including atheist. I worked with a man whose name and every feature announced his Jewish heritage, but he turned out to be Episcopalian from birth. I know Jewish Unitarians and Jewish Buddhists. Leave no stone unturned my friends, ring up those families.

Don't make any mistakes now, or a bunch of people on a public discussion board will chastise you for even trying.



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Response to Hekate (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 11:38 PM

21. This isn't speculation about those kids' religion

Ride off on your high horse.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #21)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:33 AM

22. .

Oh. My. Goddess.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #19)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:46 AM

24. Well said.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:57 AM

25. K&R

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