A pro-Trump billboard that tells liberals to 'get their guns' if they try to impeach President Trump has kicked off a storm on social media.
The sign, which is posted on private property in Maryland, around 30 miles from Washington, reads:
Hey liberals, better get your guns if you try to impeach President Trump. From all of your deplorables in Calvert County.
A photo of the billboard was posted on an anti-Trump Facebook page, Lock Him Up, and it has garnered nearly 14,000 shares and thousands of comments.
Residents of the area have had a mixed response to the sign's message. Speaking to AB7 News, Michelle Rinker said: "I love the billboard. We're conservative and there’s a lot of corruption that's happened in this country and I don't think it’s threatening.”
Other people have been less enthusiastic: “I hate that billboard,” a woman said. “I think it’s very threatening. I don't like it at all.”
Another commented: "I am a liberal retired female who is a former police officer and I know all about guns!! Bring it on!"
Since the growing controversy caused by the sign, Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans has agreed to remove it.
The Sheriff's office explained how the sign is changed once a month. In April, an anti-abortion message on the billboard also led to a number of complaints.