A gun shop in Wisconsin is facing heavy controversy over a sign displaying the store’s name.
F-Bomb Ordnance is a recently-opened gun store in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Though it has not been in the city for long, the store is already prompting complaints from concerned citizens over its sign.
“Residents have expressed that our nuisance ordinance contains language that this graphic violates,” said Mayor Brian Blesi, according to TwinCities.com.
During a recent city council meeting, roughly a dozen people reportedly spoke out against the store’s sign. The mayor told the crowd that the city council intends to discuss the issue in a meeting on Monday.
“The innuendo around it is enough that it really lowers the standards in this community,” Amy Klein, one of the meeting's attendees, said on Friday. “I just think that we as a community need to hold ourselves to higher standards.”
The owners of F-Bomb Ordnance, however, believe they should be allowed to display the name of their store, along with the store's website, f-bomb.net.
“We don’t think it offends the morals and decency of the community,” Co-owner D. Geoff Gorres said, according to TwinCities.com
Gorres had previously operated an F-Bomb Ordnance in the nearby town of Amery, and he says he never intended for the store to offend anyone.
“But we don’t control how other people are offended,” Gorres said. “There are a lot of things that offend me in America and I just have to deal with them.
“We won’t be changing our name,” he added. “We won’t be moving. And I think it’s unlikely that we’ll be changing our signage in the near future.”
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