2019-08-20 07:46:31 UTC
tourists to shoot high-powered assault-style rifles was altered
Thursday to read, Shoot A School Kid Only $29.
An activist group called INDECLINE claimed responsibility for
the change in an emailed statement. The ad originally said,
Shoot a .50 caliber only $29.
"This protest piece is in response to Americas longstanding
obsession with gun culture and our governments inability to
honor the victims of mass shootings by distancing themselves
from the homicidal policies of the NRA," a news release from
INDECLINE stated, according to Fox 5 in Las Vegas.
Police began investigating after the vandalism was reported, and
the message was taken down within hours.
The sign stands off Interstate 15, less than five miles from the
Mandalay Bay resort and casino, where a gunman opened fire on a
crowd of concertgoers from the 32nd floor, killing 58 people and
injuring hundreds more. The Oct. 1 attack was the deadliest mass
shooting in modern U.S. history.
A Feb. 14 mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 people
dead was also used as inspiration for the billboard, a spokesman
AP could not immediately reach management at Battlefield Las
Vegas, the company in the original advertisement, for comment.
INDECLINE also claimed to be behind the naked statues of then-
candidate Donald Trump that popped up across the U.S. in 2016.