(CNN) – A gun shop is gaining publicity from President Trump’s attacks on four congresswomen.
The North Carolina business has put up a billboard with a message that critics say does not fit the community.
Callers from across the country want to speak with the owners of Cherokee Guns in Murphy, North Carolina.
“California, New Jersey, Illinois.”
The advertisement calls Rep. Ilhan Omar, of Minnesota, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of New York, rep. Rashida Tlaib, of Michigan, and rep. Ayanna Pressley, of Massachusetts, idiots.
It also comparison to the four horsemen of the apocalypse.
“The ladies added to the pics on the billboard, I mean I kind of worried for their safety.”
Murphy residents like Randy Barnett see the billboard does not reflect their views.
“I was just appalled by it. I’ve lived here all my life and I think its divisive. I hope it’s not who we represent now.”
Barnett isn’t alone in his opposition.
The National Coalition Against Gun Violence calls the billboard disgusting and violent anti-government rhetoric.
Cherokee Guns owner Doc says he’s prepared for any kind of backlash.
“I carry a gun. I don’t care. Words don’t harm me. You come on my property you try to harm me here. There’ll be trouble.”
Doc says the billboard has nothing to do with race.
Instead he says it’s to support president trump and advocate against socialism.
“Well they’re calling us racist. I mean I don’t care if it was four white women, four white guys that have their view, they’ll be on the billboard.”
All four democratic congresswomen are well known critics of the president.
Recently he told them to return to the quote crime infested places from which they came.
“I want our county to be you know open to everyone and everybody to come here and not feel threatened.”
Cherokee Guns is standing by this statement.
In fact, they’re preparing to hand out hundreds of bumper stickers with the same message on it.
(This story was originally published on July 30, 2019)