Murphy gun shop takes down billboard after death threats

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks as, from left, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., listen during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. President Donald Trump on Monday intensified his incendiary comments about the four Democratic congresswomen of color, urging them to get out if they don't like things going on in America. They fired back at what they called his "xenophobic bigoted remarks" and said it was time for impeachment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

MURPHY — A North Carolina gun shop that drew nationwide attention with a billboard focused on four Democratic congresswomen has replaced it with a sign praising the First Amendment.

A billboard sponsored by Cherokee Guns had shown the congresswomen with the apocalyptic phrase “The 4 Horsemen Cometh” altered to read “The 4 Horsemen are Idiots.”

Television station WDEF reports that the billboard was replaced on Monday with one reading: “First Amendment. Enough Said.”

The billboard had ridiculed Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib, who had drawn criticism from President Donald Trump. It was signed “the Deplorables.”

WDEF reports that the chief salesperson for the gun shop said they took down the original message because of death threats posted online.