Tennessee man cited for ‘obscene’ anti-gun control sticker — and now he’s getting a lawyer: ‘I feel like I was singled out’

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Tennessee man cited for 'obscene' anti-gun control sticker — and now he's getting a lawyer: 'I feel like I was singled out'

Nicholas Ennis
told WKRN-TV he’s had his anti-gun control sticker on his pickup truck for over a year with no issues.

The green sticker shows an M-16 followed by two letters and then an AK-47 with the words “gun control” underneath, the station said.

Tennessee man cited for 'obscene' anti-gun control sticker — and now he's getting a lawyer: 'I feel like I was singled out'

Image source: WKRN-TV video screenshot

The Westmoreland, Tennessee, man told WKRN his sticker doesn’t display the F-word.

“I mean, not to me. Looking at it? No, you wouldn’t be able to tell,” Ennis noted to the station. “It was made that way so it wouldn’t be vulgar, so I wouldn’t get in trouble for it, but they’re saying it is.”

Tennessee man cited for 'obscene' anti-gun control sticker — and now he's getting a lawyer: 'I feel like I was singled out'

Image source: WKRN-TV video screenshot

Who’s “they,” you ask?

The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office, WKRN said.

‘Obscene’

A sheriff’s deputy issued Ennis a citation under Tennessee law prohibiting “obscene or patently offensive bumper stickers, window signs, etc.,” the station reported, adding that the sheriff said officers have the discretion to issue a warning or a ticket.

Tennessee man cited for 'obscene' anti-gun control sticker — and now he's getting a lawyer: 'I feel like I was singled out'

Image source: WKRN-TV video screenshot

“Why is it I’ve had it on there [and] no other officer has said anything but him?” Ennis asked the station.

Sam Monaghan, the boyfriend of Ennis’ cousin, has two on his jeep, WKRN said.

“I don’t see an F or K on there at all,” Monaghan told the station. “I see two guns.”

Tennessee man cited for 'obscene' anti-gun control sticker — and now he's getting a lawyer: 'I feel like I was singled out'

Image source: WKRN-TV video screenshot

‘Singled out’

Ennis added to WKRN he won’t be taking the sticker off and that he’ll be meeting with a lawyer to fight the citation, which shouldn’t be more than $50.

“I feel like I was singled out, and it’s going against my First Amendment right for freedom of speech,” he told WKRN, adding that “kids can’t determine, a minor can’t determine, if it’s an F or a K — they just see guns.”

Ennis also told the station, “I don’t believe in gun control. You know, everybody should have the right to bear arms.”

(H/T:
Blue Lives Matter)

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