Gay Themed Pro-Gun #ShootBack Posters Appear All Over West Hollywood

Shoot Back Flag

Following the Orlando terror attack on a gay nightclub, gay themed posters reminiscent of the Gadsden Flag and including the phrase #ShootBack have appeared all over the predominantly gay California neighborhood of West Hollywood.

The Los Angeles Times reported:

West Hollywood plastered with rainbow #ShootBack signs

Stickers and posters featuring a rainbow-colored version of the Gadsden flag and the hashtag #ShootBack were raising eyebrows in West Hollywood on Thursday morning in the wake of the massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida.

The signage was affixed to electric boxes, light poles, trash cans and other fixtures near West Hollywood City Hall, the Pacific Design Center and along Santa Monica Boulevard. Several were hung near the Abbey Food & Bar, a well-known gay lounge.

The posters featured a coiled, striking rattlesnake, similar to the yellow Gadsden flag that reads “Don’t Tread On Me” and often is used by the Tea Party movement. The West Hollywood signs were rainbow-colored, like the gay pride flag.

“We are disturbed by them,” West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister said of the posters. “We don’t believe in an eye for an eye, and we advocate against gun violence.”

The signs were posted just days after Sunday’s shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. The 29-year-old gunman, Omar Mateen, had spoken in the past of his hatred for gay people before killing 49 club-goers and wounding 53 more.

Here are some pictures via Twitter:

Will the gay community embrace its right to defend itself?


  1. Shocked_and_Amazed✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ says

    “We are disturbed by them,” West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister said of the posters. “We don’t believe in an eye for an eye, and we advocate against gun violence.”

    We’re you disturbed more by the 49 people murdered that if several had been armed could have saved dozens

  2. Shocked_and_Amazed✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ says

    People like Lauren are going to get their heads handed to them and all they will be able to say as they are beaten senseless is can we talk this out?

  3. RightSideUp says

    First line of defense is you, arm up and keep safe.
    The police, God love them, get the calls after the SHTF it’s up to each person to hold their own and defend yourself!
    Don’t be a sheep, be a sheep dog.

  4. JY1 says

    Of wedding cakes and restrooms and AR15s…

    Can you imagine what the democrats would be doing if evil, white, Christian gun dealers were refusing to sell firearms to gays and lesbians?

    There would be no end to the drone and screech from Obama, HilLIary, and Mayor Lauren Meister. They would not be happy until every LGBTQ(wxyz) person had an AR15 under each arm and matching bandoleers full of shells.

    But their flock has strayed, realizes that their political leaders are not concerned with protecting them from a real threat, and they are making provisions to protect themselves.

    Protecting the rights they want you to have.
    Taking away the rights they don’t want you to have.
    And don;t complain about it or get ready for a tax audit.

  5. grayman says

    The Gays better get armed or the muslimes will kill them . It’s as simple as that.