A local gun shop is getting attention for publicizing their views regarding the Syrian refugee crisis on a large billboard.
Cherokee Guns in Murphy, North Carolina, recently put up a roadside billboard which reads, “Give me your tired, your poor,” but stipulates, “Keep your Syrian refugees.”
The owner of the gun store, a man named “Doc,” says he’s not afraid to exercise the First Amendment and let everyone know where he stands on the issue.
“I’ve been called a ‘hate monger’ and a ‘racist’ for putting up the billboard, but the billboard has nothing to do with any of that,” Doc told Breitbart news. “First of all, I’m married to a Canadian who came into the country and did it the right way. And my kid is from China, who came into the country and did it the right way. So the racist-based name-calling won’t work with me.”
The billboard is an expression of my personal belief. ISIS will infiltrate the Syrian population and come into this country–and they will kill us once they get here.
And when the President tells us that the Syrian refugees will be vetted, I don’t believe a word he says. It’s right up there with “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” and “your premiums are going down.” It’s like Obama telling us ISIS is contained just before Paris gets attacked. Anything he says, I don’t believe it. I go exactly opposite.
So he’s telling me these people are vetted. That means to me we better watch out.
The sign comes amid a national debate concerning whether the US should accept Syrian refugees following the Paris massacre which claimed over 120 lives.
A gun store and shooting range in Oklahoma City made a similar stance earlier this year when it decided to disallow Muslims from purchasing firearms at their establishment.
“I didn’t want any terrorists, or Muslims, cult, whatever you want to call them, training on my gun range,” the gun range manager Chad Neal said. “There is a military recruiting station in the mall in Muskogee, and I thought this was one thing I could do to help protect our local soldiers.”
Despite more than half of US states rejecting the proposal and despite an admittedly flawed vetting process, President Obama has insisted on injecting the country with over 10 thousand Syrian refugees.
The State of Texas is currently the only state legally challenging the federal government and the Obama administration for refusing to disclose the location of future refugee resettlements.