Tennessee Man Prosecuted for Pro-Gun Sticker That Says ‘Rifle UC Rifle’
Free Thought Project
Sumner County, TN — Freedom of speech, in the land of the free, is not guaranteed. Despite the wording of the First Amendment, claiming that “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech,” there are countless laws across the country designed to do exactly that. However, even when there aren’t archaic anti-speech laws on the books, police will all too often deprive people of their freedom — for practicing their freedom. A Tennessee man is learning this the hard way after his sticker about gun control recently got him targeted by police and extorted.
Nicholas Ennis has had a sticker on his truck for over a year showing two rifles sandwiching the letters “U” and “C,” followed by the words “Gun Control.” The rifles make the F and the K to complete the word. And, because many cops forget their oaths to the constitution, all four of those letters together landed Ennis in police custody last month.
“It’s got the symbol of a M-16 at the front and a symbol of an AK-47 at the end of it. The only thing you see on it is U-C gun control and two guns,” Ennis said.
But the police think the M-16 and the AK are clear enough to let others know that it spells out the “F word.” So what?
Last month, as Ellis drove through a Mapco gas station in Westmoreland, he was targeted by Sumner County deputies who were clearly oblivious to the First Amendment.