‘Black Rifles Matter’ sign causes controversy in Boothbay Harbor

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BOOTHBAY HARBOR (WGME) — A sign in Boothbay Harbor is raising some eyebrows. Seemingly a play on the Black Lives Matter slogan, it reads “Black Rifles Matter: Yes, we have ’em. No, you can’t take ’em.”

Some local businesses are worried the sign sends the wrong message and could make some tourists feel unwelcome.  

black riffles sign.PNGThe man behind the sign, Linc Sample, insists it has nothing to do with race and black rifles or black guns are just another word for semi-automatic weapons.

He says his sign is just a rallying cry for the second amendment.

“There have been some people that have asked me to take the sign down and I don’t respond to that very well. It’s my property, it’s my sign. There’s been some talk that I have hurt tourism. I don’t believe that for a minute,” Sample said.

Sample says he has posted sometimes controversial signs on his property for years.

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3 thoughts on “‘Black Rifles Matter’ sign causes controversy in Boothbay Harbor

  1. “Some local businesses are worried the sign sends the wrong message and could make some tourists feel unwelcome. ”

    That would be the tourists from those countries whose governments have already TAKEN their guns away. They’ve been programmed to believe that their governments will take care of the ‘bad guys’, for them, so any ‘citizen’ with a gun MUST be a ‘bad guy’ with evil intentions.

    “There have been some people that have asked me to take the sign down…”

    FEMA/.40 fodder.

  2. “will take care of the ‘bad guys’, for them”

    No they don’t. As a matter of fact a lawyer bring up that if you defend yourself if a group of bad guys beat you up, it is your own fault that they beat you up that more badly.

    I prefer the American way to say very persistently 16 times Hell no, and mean it before I have to reload.

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