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17 Crosses Hung from Gun Show Billboard in Kentucky

Seventeen crosses bearing the names and ages of those killed in last month’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., were hung overnight from a Louisville billboard that advertises a local gun show. A spokeswoman for billboard owner Outfront Media said Sunday, March 11, that the crosses …
Scott Utterback/Courier Journal via AP

Seventeen crosses were seen hanging off a gun show billboard in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday.

The crosses are intended to represent the 17 fatalities in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School attack. The Courier Journal reported that the crosses were white and each was emblazoned with the name of one of the shooting victims.

The billboard was located on I-65, and the company that owns it said they would remove the crosses in a matter of hours.

On February 20, Breitbart News reported that a “Kill the NRA” billboard showed up in the same area, along I-65 in Louisville.

The Courier Journal reported that the “Kill the NRA” billboard was tagged with “Resist 45.” It was one of several that appeared in Louisville and leveled some degree of criticism toward President Donald Trump. One billboard urged viewers to “Grab life by the pussy.”

No group has claimed responsibility for the crosses on the gun show billboard.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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