CHICAGO - "Baseball, Apple Pie and an AR-15 are Pure American," a new billboard visible from the outbound I-55 Stevenson Expressway on the city's Southwest Side, says and is raising controversy among Chicago residents. The gun parts company, Slide Fire, is raising the hackles of gun ban advocates, who are bombarding the company's website and the LaMar billboard advertising company with complaints.
The Illinois State Rifle Association is calling on 2nd Amendment advocates to send encouraging emails to the companies to balance the gun control advocates' compalints.
"Write HKilshaw@lamar.com, and in the "Subject Line" please say: "Love your Slidefire sign on I-55," the state rifle association suggests. Contact Slidefire at firstname.lastname@example.org and use the subject line: "Love your sign on I-55." "Tell Slidefire that you support their efforts to "normalize" lawful firearm ownership by way of the I-55 sign," ISRA says.