It looks one Mississippi lawmaker is not only taking a stance against the 2nd amendment but against the 1st one as well.
After a gun dealer in his state put up some signs poking fun at the fact that he would not sell guns to Democrats or terrorists, Kenny Stokes wants a full investigation.
One sign read, “We don’t sell guns to terrorists or Democrats! It’s too hard to the tell the difference!” And another sign took jabs at both Stokes and President Obama reading, “If you voted for Kenneth Stokes or Barrack Obama you’re too stupid to own a gun. Please find another dealer.”
According to Guns.com,
While the creator of the signs, area gun shop owner Tim Wolverton, said he made them as a joke, Stokes isn’t laughing.
“Of concern is the unlawful nature of the occurrence of a gun dealer displaying signs depicting the President of the United States and a Jackson City Council Member and threatening to deny the sale of guns to certain individuals because of those depicted,” wrote Stokes in his letter.
The signage, contends the lawmaker, stems from continuing backlash from earlier in the month when Stokes came under fire over his protests of police from neighboring cities chasing misdemeanor suspects into Jackson. At the time, Stokes argued, “What I suggest is we get the black leadership together, and as these jurisdictions come into Jackson we throw rocks and brick and bottles at them.”
This led to Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and state Attorney Gen. Jim Hood blasting the councilman’s remarks while the rest of the City Council quickly distanced themselves from Stokes, clarifying he did not speak for the majority or the city itself.
Wolverton has the only gun shop in the Jackson downtown area and said they the signs were made because of the “lack of respect for our law enforcement from Kenneth Stokes.”
He made the signs as a joke. A joke which many of us appreciated and understood. But now he will be fighting for his 1st amendment rights as well, so we will see where this story goes.