Florida billboard brands NRA as ‘terrorist organization’
First it was a Kentucky billboard that challenged people to “Kill the NRA” and now there is a billboard in Florida that brands the National Rifle Association as a “terrorist organization,” and it was reportedly financed by a former staffer in the Bill Clinton White House, according to Fox News.
The billboard, which appeared in Pensacola, appeared about two weeks after the tragic Feb. 14 attack on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Seventeen students and adults were killed in that attack, which anti-gunners quickly exploited to attack the NRA and, by default, American gun owners and other gun rights organizations.
But revelations in the wake of that attack have shown that local and federal law enforcement agencies were aware of the suspect and had received tips about some of his bizarre social media statements. Yet, they did not take any action.
According to Fox, the billboard was “funded by Claude Taylor, a former White House staffer for President Bill Clinton, through MAD DOG PAC, a political action committee that also erected billboards calling for President Trump’s impeachment in states across the country.”
Taylor reportedly told a local news agency that he plans to finance three more terror billboards, one in Oklahoma and two more in neighboring Texas. The NRA will hold its annual convention in Dallas in early May.
Fox News noted that people in the Pensacola area are not happy with the billboard. According to the Pensacola News Journal, the billboard is really designed to “target House Republicans ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.”
Taylor told the newspaper that, “With the GOP majority in the House and in the Senate, the NRA makes impossible any meaningful, common-sense gun reform. That includes background checks and assault weapon bans.”
If Taylor was in the Clinton White House, he should know that the NRA was instrumental in passing the legislation that created the National Instant Check System, operated by the FBI. That system does the background checks for retail gun buyers all over the country.