‘Kill the NRA’: Anti-gun activists put up incendiary highway billboard after Parkland shooting

Drivers along a major highway in Kentucky were confronted by a billboard vandalized with the message “Kill the NRA.”

The sign, as seen in images shared on social media, was spotted outside of Louisville on Interstate-65, and also said“Resist 45,” which according to Fox News referred to an anti-Trump group on Facebook which has since deleted its page.

(Image: NRA/Facebook)

“Here’s an image from Kentucky, this morning,” the National Rifle Association said in a post to Facebook accompanying a picture of the billboard. “To all American gun owners, this is a wakeup call. They’re coming after us.”

The post on Monday was shared in the wake of tense debate on gun control following last week’s deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed by 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz who used an AR-15 rifle in the attack.

As liberals took up the expected anti-gun rallying cry immediately after the shooting, others countered with facts and calls to not politicize the tragedy.

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Claims that “no NRA member has ever committed a mass shooting” were shared on Twitter in reaction to the billboard.

Other billboards in the Louisville area, including signs near the Kentucky Exposition Center and University of Louisville campus, have reportedly also been sprayed with the “Resist 45” message over the last year, according to Fox News.

In a report last year on the “Resist 45” billboards, the Courier-Journal noted:

Resist 45 is a small but growing movement against the 45th president of the United States Donald Trump.

The group on Facebook describes itself as “news about President Donald Trump by the Resistance” and “honest, accurate coverage with a not-so-small tinge of rage.”

The “Kill the NRA” painted billboard that was seen in the recent photo shared by the NRA is owned by OutFront Media, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News.

Twitter users reacting to the NRA’s posting of the billboard photo left no doubt what side of the debate on their Constitutional rights they were on.

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