Misplaced billboard with gun taken down

A billboard along I-96 in Ottawa County that appeared to show a large gun pointing at an image of a child on an adjoining billboard has been taken down.
AP Wire
Dec 22, 2012

A WZZM-TV crew spotted the signs Thursday along the highway in Coopersville.

The gun on an ad for a weapons seller appeared to be pointing at the child on an ad for a nonprofit that collects food donations.

Mark Sherwood, regional manager for Lamar Outdoor Advertising, said the misplaced images went up about two weeks ago without attracting attention. He notes, however, that "sensitivities have been heightened" following last week's Connecticut school massacre.

Sherwood said the gun ad was taken down Friday and the company is taking steps to ensure such ad placement doesn't happen again.

Comments

tartarus12

Oh, come on now. Gary's Guns is not endorsing the murder of children. It's just a coincidence that the two billboards are next to each other. Everyone need to take a deep breath here and just chill. We'll all get through this. And hopefully we'll still have the 2nd amendment when it's all over.

biped

No one said that the placement was intentional, but the two should never have been placed side by side regardless of recent events.

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