From wkrn.com: “A sheriff’s deputy says it’s an obscene window sticker, but the driver says the sticker just shows guns and insists it’s a violation of his first amendment right. It’s a big green sticker on the side of Nicholas Ennis’ pick-up truck of an M-16 followed by two letters then an AK-47 with the words ‘gun control’ underneath.”
Uh huh. It’s pretty clear — despite Ennis’s protestations — what the sticker on his window says and means.
And that’s a sentiment with which we could not agree more.
That said, Ennis would appear to have a very good free speech argument here. He says he’s ready to fight the ticket, too.
When asked what the sticker means, Ennis replied, “I don’t believe in gun control. You know, everybody should have the right to bear arms.”
“Kids can’t determine, a minor can’t determine if it’s an F or a K, they just see guns,” he said.
According to Tennessee law, the ticket shouldn’t be more than $50 dollars, but Ennis said he will be meeting with a lawyer to fight it. He also said he will not be taking the sticker off.
Drive around any decent size city for, oh, ten minutes, and you’ll run across bumper stickers as bad or worse. Like this one . . .
Or this one (for which charges were dropped) . . .
Somehow, though, we don’t think that Mr. Ennis will have much luck getting the ACLU to support his case against the Sumner County Sheriff’s deputy who ticketed him.