A controversial billboard is a hot topic online today drawing fierce criticism from some Florida residents and praise from others.
The message on the billboard comes weeks after a former student killed 17 people with a military style weapon at Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County.
The anti-NRA billboard is funded by Claude Taylor, a former White House staffer for President Bill Clinton, through MAD DOG PAC, a political action committee that also erected billboards calling for President Trump’s impeachment in states across the country.According to the Pensacola News Journal, the organization was registered as a PAC in December 2017 by Claude Taylor, a former White House staffer under Bill Clinton. Launching its billboard campaign in January, the group has also funded signs that demand President Trump be impeached, and are now orchestrating an anti-NRA campaign.
The Pensacola billboard plainly states: “The NRA is a terrorist organization.”
One billboard was recently erected along North W Street in Pensacola, Florida. “The NRA is a terrorist organization,” the sign reads. According to Fox & Friends, Mad Dog PAC has said that two more anti-NRA signs have been ordered. The next billboard will appear in Pittsburgh, according to Taylor, and a third will be erected in another location in Pennsylvania. (Bustle has reached out to the NRA about Mad Dog’s allegation that it is a “terrorist” group.)
On the group’s website, it says the committee is newly formed and wants to take political action against gun violence. According to Taylor’s official Twitter account, he is looking to place more billboards like this one, to call out the NRA, across the country.