SJWs wet diapers over ‘Black Rifles Matter’ sign

Black Rifles Matter
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On Tuesday, Fox News reported that some tourists in the town of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, were distraught after noticing a sign that read, “Black Rifles Matter,” a play on “Black Lives Matter.”

According to Fox, Linc Sample, the creator of the handmade sign, said it’s about gun rights, not race.  He was inspired to create the sign, Fox added, after he read an ad supporting a ban on so-called “assault weapons.”

“That’s really a trigger for me — the assault weapons ban,” he told NECN.

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But some visiting the town couldn’t handle the sign.

Fox added:

Boothbay Region Chamber of Commerce Director Rick Prose said that they’ve received a few complaints from visitors.

“Some of these people have cut their vacation short and left early,” Town Manager Thomas Woodin said.

Boothbay Harbor officials said Sample has the proper permitting and is exercising his First Amendment rights, despite some calling for the sign’s removal.

“People are ignorant. They shouldn’t be putting things out like that,” Paul Mayor, who was visiting Maine from Connecticut, told the station. “It’s taking a shot obviously at Black Lives Matter.”

Not everyone needed their diaper changed, however.

Another tourist, Jeremy Plasse believes that the town is doing the right thing by leaving the sign up.

“Massachusetts has a ban right now, and I think they should lift it,” he added.

Sample says he intends to change the sign soon.

On Tuesday, “Black Rifles Matter” began trending on Twitter.

Some had fun with the term, observing that camoflage rifles matter as well, while others used it in somewhat predictable ways:

Another person wrote:

Then there was this:



The New York Daily News added:

Boothbay Harbor, a tiny town of 2,165, is a popular summer destination with vacationers, who visit its yacht-filled waterfront.

One can only hope there were enough diapers to go around…


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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