Not-so ‘Racist’ Gun Range Billboard in N.J. Criticizes NFL Kneelers

People seeing “racism” in this want to have something to complain about. That's an insult to earlier generations. (MoNeke Ragsdale/Twitter)

USA – -( “'Racist' gun range billboards in South Jersey should come down, activists say,” a Tuesday headline reads. “The range's owner disagrees.”

The billboard for the South Jersey Shooting Club shows the silhouette of a soldier in a kneeling  in an unsupported firing position, a basic marksmanship technique. Next to the soldier is the caption, “The only time we take a knee.” That political position is supported by a lot of Americans, who have little sympathy or use for highly-rewarded athletes abusing their positions of privilege to express their political and social views.

Quotation marks in the headline notwithstanding, the intended point has been made. It’s not OK to disagree with “progressives” and if you do, you’re an extremist and a hater, especially if you make your views known. Only they’re allowed to do that.

Branco Flipping Out
NFL Fans are not feeling good about the players unpatriotic outburst. Cartoon by A. F. Branco 2017.

Not too many people thought of feigning indignation and then outrage until self-described “community organizer” and “Madam Secretary of NAACP of Camden County” MoNeke Ragsdale posted a photo of the billboard on her Twitter feed Monday with the notation:

“Please call! This billboard on Rt. 73 in Voorhees. Tell them this billboard is racist. Taking a knee is a protest to say NO to police brutality. The women of SJWPC are taking a knee to support black and brown people. Take it down!…”

Right. Disagreement is racist. Nothing the club could say would change any pre-closed minds. And curiously, if the intent is to protest “police brutality,” the collectivists never seem to see the disconnect with one of their other key platforms, making sure that police are the “Only Ones” with guns.

But what’s this “SJWPC” she speaks for?

That would be “South Jersey Women for Progressive Change, a group that formed after the 2016 presidential election to empower women,” at least per the unquestioning “reporter.” Those who do question might wonder just who is empowering whom.

They keep who’s behind them close to the vest, registering their website via a proxy. Still, they give hints on being able to know them by the company they keep, specifically through their recruitment of like “minds” via “Resistance Summer Community Cookouts,” via a Civic Action website. And while they in turn claim to be “a 501(c)(4) organization which primarily focuses on nonpartisan education” (as opposed to their political action arm), if you look at the fine print over at the bottom of the website, you’ll see:

“Paid for by the Democratic National Committee…”

As for what the #TakeAKnee protest represents, why not go straight to the source, and revisit what the guy who started it all, GQ Magazine’s “Citizen of the Year” Colin Kaepernick had to say about his actions at the time:

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”

That sounds better than “Cop Killer Supporter of the Year.” (GQ)

That’s not his only agenda. Per The Washington Times:

“The Colin Kaepernick Foundation donated in April $25,000 to Assata’s Daughters, a Chicago ‘direct action’ resistance organization honoring Assata Shakur, who escaped prison and fled to Cuba after being found guilty in the 1973 murder of Officer Werner Foerster.”

He’s disrespecting the flag, disrespecting the country, and laying a damnable charge that some of us would argue is instead reflective of destructive collectivist policies. We would argue Democrat urban rule encourages social and economic marginalization and generational dependency in  order to secure a voting demographic  they can take for granted, and that’s the true discrimination and oppression.

The other big lie is that the NFL protests are about “free speech.”  Nonsense. When you’re at a company event on company time, you have no right to hijack things to impose your political views on others.  Try it where you work if you don’t believe me. And if you really want to see the league have no reservations about putting the squeeze on player rights, check out what’s prohibited in its “Standard of Conduct” on guns:

“Possession of a gun or other weapon in any workplace setting, including but not limited to stadiums, team facilities, training camp, locker rooms, team planes, buses, parking lots, etc., or unlawful possession of a weapon outside of the workplace.”

Bottom line, nothing the South Jersey Shooting Club does will satisfy leftists and the people complaining aren’t going to join the club anyway. So why let them bully the club into taking down the sign?

I left a voicemail message with the club manager to find out who owns the billboard and if pressure is likely to sway them.  No response at the time of this writing, but this article will be updated if I get a call back.

David CodreaAbout David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

  • 44 thoughts on “Not-so ‘Racist’ Gun Range Billboard in N.J. Criticizes NFL Kneelers

    1. @Wild Bill, yes same stylist as Angela Davis, but I think the stylist is using too much stiffening solutions as when the “Man of the Year” and “Citizen of the Year” puts his helmet on there is a lot of spring resistance and pressure on his head causing thought disorder and possibly this persecution complex. I can’t find any transparency on the foundation other than the self-serving numbers on his website. Many times you can find financials even certified financial statements, and at www. they have financial filings to include Federal Tax Return form 990. The federal tax return is great. On the federal tax return you can see how much the CEO and his wife/pal executives, etc. are shaking down the charity or foundation out of before any funds go to the actual cause/purpose; i.e. CEO 1-2 million a year, wife/kids/other on books with excessive salaries (if the CEO doesn’t want to pay into social security and medicare, usually you may see a huge “management fee expense” maybe $500,000 or $1,000,000 or as they believe what they are worth; 40-50 thousand into pension fund for themselves; Mercedes or other luxury car paid for by the charity or foundation; the CEO might feel he/she did a good job during the year and give themselves an additional $100,000 bonus or so at year end as listed in the federal tax return statements; noted may be 35 hours per week Monday to Friday as he/she does not do weekends; great information on the federal tax return. When you can’t find anything except the self-serving financial information, who knows what’s going on in there. Could be paying his Angela Davis hair stylist with the foundation checkbook.

    2. Saul Alansky’s guide to a Socialist takeover is to take the guns away from Citizens so they can’t resist Government. He meant his Socialist/Marxist governments.
      Bloomberg alone has thrown a fresh twenty five million dollars, into the Socialsits’ cause, of eliminating private gun ownership.
      They are hitting fresh targets directly such as Shooting Club Range because they are affiliated with the NRA and require NRA Membership to be a Member. This is on city land so the Let controls the agenda in New Jersey.
      They will not stop unless they mange to take away our guns, then it will be knives(already is) and on down from there.
      We must get Congress and the White House, to once and for all, to declare the Second Amendment is the Law of the Land, and they will defend it against State and Local jurisdictions. In addition all those activist groups dedicated to the overthrow of our Government and our Rights register as Foreign Agents of Terror and stopped or failing that definition , the Government is supposed to be in the business off defending our Rights, they should get to it.

    3. @ W. Bill and Oldvet, it must be my time in the barrel for the last two days most of my posts get vaporized like people did in Orwells 1984 Anyway, I agree with you W. Bill, as a snowball rolls downhill it gets bigger and that is what is happening to our country of laws.
      Oldvet you mentioned the Roman empire and I think I understand what you are saying in that when the Romans bound together they became more powerful. The muslims, I think, hate each other too much to ever trust each other. I wouldn’t trust a muslim either. Besides, they are the height of stupidity.
      You both have a good one!

    4. “The Colin Kaepernick Foundation”? He is not smart enough to set up a foundation. Who is behind this? Is this going to be like the Clinton Foundation, where they scam money to get elected so they have the power to scam lots of money? it worked for Barry Soetoro, I guess that it can work for a Super Fly wanna be.

    5. I saw the phrase “freedom of speech” posted above. This site doesn’t practice very well. The last two days I have written several posts and they disappear into thin air. Freedom of Speech, huh.

        1. Gentlemen, It is just the program that gets overwhelmed. It just gives us the opportunity to compose our thoughts better the second time. Mean while, I see that a certain invective discharging troll has actually written something agreeable. Que miraculo.

      1. You have freedom of speech on your own website, facebook page, twitter, etc. This website belongs to someone else with their own rules and admins. It’s their property and they have every right to control it however they see fit.

    6. The other day I saw an article where pressure was being put to have another billboard censored. It said “Its OK to be White”. Apparently, some people think not. It was in West Virginia. It seems there are quite a few dolts around who don’t believe in free speech. And it’s getting worse. Perhaps they should move to a country that has no free speech and see what it’s like.

    7. For many years blacks have gained things of their desire by yelling the loudest and showing the most protests. The NAACP promotes this kind of activity and you can say the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Although this type action has been tolerated for a long time I think people are getting really sick of it including D.A. Sharpton and not so reverend jessie jackson. The circus is about over and the American people are tired of affirmative action and all the other programs that favor blacks. Equal ground is the way forward and throw away the NAACP and all such organizations.

      1. @tcat, as soon as people found out that they could shoplift with impunity due to legal liability generated by unscrupulous lawyers, the civilized US tilted two degrees off bubble. Getting worse fast.

        1. Old Useless Bill, even though you are an effin brain dead fossil and a FAKE CHRISTIAN, I do agree with you that standards have fallen to the point beyond absurd. All shoplifting ahs0les should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law… but, remember, they are not all black. I’m not PC in the slightest.

    8. I like the South Jersey Shooting Club billboard sign depicting a soldier, law enforcement officer, or hunter, kneeling. It supports our military and LE. On any given day, blacks kill more blacks than any LE ever did. And how is this sign racist? It mentions nothing about race, only supports those fighting on the side known as the Thin Blue Line.

      Tom Selleck, a great American patriot and actor, made a statement on an episode of CBS TV series Bluebloods. In this particular show he said, paraphrased, that his officers ‘make split-second decisions under the most difficult circumstances’. Our military and LE do this every day to keep America safe.

      Thank you, South Jersey Shooting Club, for supporting the brave men and women who gave their lives to allow these snowflakes to complain about everything.

      DON’T GIVE IN TO PC! Leave this signs up to support all the men and women who keep us safe!!!

    9. The only thing racist about the sign, is the twit who registered the complaint, the NAACP of Camden Co., NJ. The same racism raised by the same group and same people to get rid of the National Anthem.

    10. Oldmarine
      Dumb Dumb Dumb people. Action is action Speech is words Neither of the two entwine.
      1st Amendment is about speech ( WORDS ) not actions which is not physical movement.
      If action were was part of the 1st Amendment there active shooters would be free speech.
      SPEECH is Words spoken or written painted or drawn. .
      ACTION can be anything.
      Get your head on Straight one involves the mouth and the other involves physical movement.
      As usual the Supreme Count can’t tell the difference thereby changing the meaning of the word
      ” SPEECH “

      1. @Oldmarine, Actually the S.Ct. recognizes symbolic speech, to include: the act of burning our beloved flag, and having the finger painted on the back of a jacket. Remember when the S. Ct. ruled that burning the flag was Constitutionally protected speech? We were and remain outraged.

    11. Search Clay Martin and read his response, a year or two ago, to the above cover winner of the above magazine! The gunsamerica version is edited, but good reading! As a family we have not watched football, and are boycotting until the respect to our country, citizens, and veterans returns. Yes NASCAR did the right move. There are many that would die for a chance to play for the NFL and be proud to honor our country and flag. Coach Tom Landry, and Vince Lombardi, and the other greats would roll over in their graves if they knew how the players are acting and protesting. Protest on your own time!

    12. The NAACP is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, racist organizations in America. Advocating discriminating FOR someone of once race over another is just as bad (racist) as discriminating against someone of one race over another. After over 50 years of putting people ahead of others simply because of their race (which has failed miserably) it is time to go back to what the Founding Fathers envisioned; a level playing field where the most qualified get the job, the most capable land the position and everyone, regardless of race, color or creed has a fair chance.

    13. These “activists” obviously would never let their children (if any slipped passed abortion) have toy soldiers. This billboard image is clearly modeled after the green rubber toy soldier that came in a bag of one hundred, along with solders standing and prone. I’m certain, if I dug deeply into the old toy closet I would find some lurking. Nothing racist here.

    14. The nfl owners don’t have the guts to do what NASCAR owners did, that is “If you want to protest, do it on own time that is your choice, not on the job! If you do protest on the job, you broke your contract and now you do not have a job! By the way, we will by you a one way bus ticket home!

    15. All of you should take a knee in prayer. For centuries taking a knee was a position of prayer. It still is for a lot of us. It is a sign of humility before God. And if God takes his hand off this country we will go down. Even our soldiers (before idiots took over)used to kneel before going into battle. “If the Lord doesn’t guard the city the watchman watches in vain.”

    16. Blow the magazine cover up and make copies, the center of the FRO is between his eyes…. Makes for a great range tuning… Just sayin. Tells you allot about the GQ owners and workforce…

    17. We need a couple of our National Gun Rights groups to pass out some bumper sticker like this Billboard ! … I’d be glad to post one on my cars back window !

      1. @Jack, I think that you are onto something here. Instead of big bumper stickers, How about we all start handing out something like a business card that reads, “Your name. I am a member of the Gun Owners of America, and it was my pleasure to help you, today!” , every time we help someone out. Conservatives and gun owners are always helping strangers out with their various little difficulties.
        It could be any organization that you like, to include: NRA, CCKBA, JPFO, or your state gun rights organization.

    18. It’s called “Freedom of Speech” and is protected by the 1st Amendment, but I doubt those players taking the knee know much about that.

      1. They’re not the only ones who don’t know about it.
        “Freedom of Speech”, and all the rest of the Bill of Rights, bind the GOVERNMENT from restricting your GOD given, not granted, rights. It doesn’t say that your employer has to put up with your BS on company time. Yes, you have the right to say something on company time, and they have the right to fire your @$$ and make sure that no one else hires you.

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