In Florida, A Sign Springs Up Calling Out The NRA

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The billboard was placed by Mad Dog PAC, a group that previously targeted Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL).

A billboard labeling the National Rifle Association a terrorist organization has sprung up in Pensacola, Florida.

The new sign on North W Street near West Fairfield Drive was paid for by Mad Dog PAC, an organization registered in December 2017 by Claude Taylor, a former White House staffer under Bill Clinton's administration.

The billboard reads: "The NRA is a terrorist organization."

This is not the first time Mad Dog PAC has commissioned a billboard targeting conservatives:

Mad Dog PAC solicits donations from the public through its website to fund its billboards. Taylor said he started receiving funds in December for the Gaetz billboard, which displayed Gaetz's mugshot from his 2008 DUI arrest. The caption read "Rep. Matt Gaetz, how many DUIs have you had? The voters deserve to know."

Taylor says the organization has contracts for 28-29 anti-NRA billboards across the country ahead of the 2018 midterms -- primarily in traditionally red states.

"The Matt Gaetz one obviously went up where it did because it's his congressional district," Taylor said. "We have dozens of billboards up across the country with anti-NRA messages. We looked at putting this one up in about a 100-mile range from Pensacola to Alabama to Mississippi. Just went with the available space."

Not everyone in view of the Pensacola sign appreciates its placement, but Taylor stands firmly by its message.

"The NRA is helping facilitate the introduction to the civilian marketplace of a broad range of military grade weaponry that is inappropriate, unsafe and unwise to have in civilian hands," Taylor said. "And legislatively, the NRA owns the GOP."

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