Debate on gun control: Billboard Kills

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As one of the hits of 2018 Oscars, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri truly amazes. The leading actress makes use of three huge billboards to express the sorrow and anger over her daughter’s death and also accuse police of ineffectiveness, which is simple but powerful. Although it’s a fiction; however, recently, in Kentucky, U.S., there is certainly a huge billboard, employing few words to speak out the strongest grief, and the “defendant” is exactly the National Rifle Association, NRA.

This billboard with “Kill the NRA” is right on the side of Interstate 65 in Louisville, and the signature “Resist 45” is an anti-Trump organization. NRA posted on Facebook right away “To all American gun owners, this is a wakeup call. They’re coming after us. Like and share to spread the word.” The owner of the billboard Outfront Media also said the slogan on it was removed immediately, and they have called the police to leave an alarm record for this vandal action. However, since Monday, the related pictures have occurred on social platforms, and #KILLTHENRA even has become the popular hashtag of Twitter.

Photo courtesy of National Rifle Association of America via Facebook@RNA

The public detest NRA, because of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida last week, which caused 17 deaths. It also has made the gun control issue debated for years revive overnight again. The sadder that the public felt about the innocent teachers and students dying under the gun, the harder they hated NRA that tried hard to stand in the way of strengthening gun control. The student surviving the shooting accused NRA as child murderers, and asked this organization to dismiss. At the same time, the opponents criticized those politicians for taking money called blood money which was donated from NRA, and claimed their behaviors essentially against the death and children.

Nonetheless, NRA has contributed strength and money, making GOP which dominates congress obey, not to mention the Second Amendment to the United States. Even the students and related groups has remonstrated and won support of the public. It is not enough for the people to compete with NRA. However, as the director and writer of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin McDonagh said when he got the awards “Sometimes, anger is the only way to make people listen and make differences.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) (Photo courtesy of IMDb)