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Gun Billboard Vandalized to Say 'Shoot a School Kid Only $29'

(Video via The Washington Post)

By    |   Friday, 02 March 2018 03:02 PM

A Las Vegas gun billboard was vandalized early Thursday morning with the ad changed from saying “Shoot a .50 caliber only $29” to “Shoot a school kid only $29.”

INDECLINE, a guerilla artists collective, claimed responsibility for the billboard vandalism, which was removed a few hours after it was discovered on Thursday, CNN reported. The billboard company is cooperating with the police investigation into the incident.

“It was time for us to address gun reform and do something louder than an AR-15,” an INDECLINE spokesperson said, CNN reported. The group said the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14 prompted the act. 

Another statement fron INDECLINE on Instagram Thursday night was critical of the NRA and called it a “nefarious” corporation.

“It’s difficult to have a conversation these days about gun reform over the sound of AR-15s and the screams of victims,” the post said. “INDECLINE isn’t anti-gun. Some of the members of this collective own guns. We’re also not calling for the complete eradication of weapons. ... There needs to be reform and it needs to happen now.” 

The billboard was originally advertising Battlefield Las Vegas, a gun range located only 3.5 miles away from the site of last year's Las Vegas mass shooting that resulted in 58 deaths.

The gun range is a military-style complex with an indoor shooting range and a 200-acre desert training facility at which customers can fire one of the range’s “over 350 fully automatic machine guns,” The Washington Post reported.  

The same group that claimed responsibility for the billboard vandalism also installed nude statues of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2016 in cities such as New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Seattle.

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A Las Vegas gun range billboard was vandalized early Thursday morning with the ad changed from saying "Shoot a .50 caliber only $29" to "Shoot a school kid only $29."
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