Native Americans upset with anti-gun control message built around historic photo
POSTED: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 7:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 9:41am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Two billboards promoting gun rights placed along busy Colorado roads were meant to get attention. They are doing that, but the reaction from some is anger.
"I was disgusted. I was disgusted," Greeley resident Maureen Brucker said.
The billboard displays what appears to be a historical photo of three Native Americans along with the words, "Turn in your arms. The government will take care of you."
The history of the Native Americans has been used in other debates surrounding gun control, but the photo used on this billboard is what has outraged some.
"I think it is insensitive, because even though it is what may have happened in the past, people are still living that. Relatives are still living that," Kerri Salazar, a Greeley resident and Native American, said.
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