For about $600 we could have a bit of fun with Chapel Hill.
So what’s the horrible ad that has everyone up in arms?
Oh yeah. Really controversial.
Yes, it’s a douchey ad, and I totally disagree with it. In fact, I would be happier to see an ad for Pamela Geller’s “Support the Civilized Man” campaign. But a governmental entity has no business discriminating one way or the other. I suspect that the people in charge of the bus ads realized that if they accept this ad that they would have to accept the other, offensive to them, ad.
Luckily the ACLU is on the case. They’ve pretty much said that they will sue if they don’t get the ad on the bus. Would you like to give them all a lesson? Would you like to live rent free in their heads for MONTHS?
For a 1-3 month sign on one bus it costs just short of $200 per month. I propose we get the Second Amendment Foundation sign that Miguel is holding in the USA Today photo. The standard “Queen” size banners are 108″x30″. The SAF sign would be 20×30″, leaving us 88×30″ to exhort people to get concealed handgun permits from their County Sheriff.
Here’s the advertising policy. The one we need to address is
(h) Illegal Firearms and Weapons. Advertising that contains images or depictions of illegal firearms or any firearms, or the unlawful use of firearms or other weapons.
I don’t think that this can stand. It’s one thing to ban illegal activity, but you can’t ban Constitutionally protected activity.
And no matter what, we’d get to have a lot of fun pissing off all the right people. Does anyone know someone with money lying around who would like to fund a “piss off the anti-gunners in Liberal Chapel Hill” project? $600 gets us started. More than that gets us more buses.