Poor taste? Texas gun shop owner defends latest anti-Obama sign

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Did the Texas gun shop, famous for anti-Obama signs, cross the line with latest?

Jeremy Alcede of Katy, Texas’ Tactical Firearms has found a way to advertise his gun shop for next to nothing: put up signs that get everyone talking.

In the past, his notices have demanded the impeachment of President Barack Obama, offered to trade the president to Mexico in return for jailed Marine Andrew Tahmooressi, and mused upon what drugs might have led Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to hallucinate a secure southern border.

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Alcede exercises his First Amendment rights by changing the wording on the sign every Wednesday. Now, however, some are wondering if his latest version might be a little extreme, according to KHOU.

It reads: “Does one of Obama’s family members have to be beheaded for ‘change’ to happen?”

The point is valid—nothing much has changed under this president’s leadership, at least not for the better, which is why his approval ratings have been plummeting in recent weeks.

One of the more significant reasons behind his ratings drop has been the president’s admitted lack of strategy for dealing with the radical Islamic State militants, a threat he has finally been forced to face after ISIS released videos of the brutal beheadings of two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff.

Once images of those murders became part of the public consciousness, Obama was forced to act—leading from behind, perhaps, but at least he’s finally acting.

Now Alcede wonders whether it’ll take the beheading of one of the president’s own family members to get his attention.

To parents worried about their children reading the sign, Alcede told KHOU, “show them the news and say this is reality kids. Beheadings happen, but they shouldn’t.”

Katy resident Stacey Hays agrees: “He’s saying things the rest of us might be afraid to say.”

Not all who see the sign support Alcede’s point of view, however. Marco Romero says, “I think as far as freedom of speech is concerned it’s protected, but it’s in pretty poor taste,”according to the report.

George Upper

George Upper is a U.S. Army special operations veteran, an academic, a poet, and an MBA who started writing political news and commentary when people stopped listening to his rants in person.

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