Town in midst of controversy over man's 'Black Rifles Matter' sign

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A small town in Maine is in the midst of controversy over a sign one resident put up in his yard FOX News reports.

The controversial sign reads "Black Rifles Matter." It also features a depiction of an assault weapon.

The sign's wording ressembles that of Black Lives Matter, the movement created to raise awareness of police brutality targeting black people in America.

The Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce has received numerous complaints about the display.

Linc Sample, Boothbay Harbor resident, is the owner of the sign. He says he has no issues with the Black Lives Matter movement, and his agenda is to only promote assault rifle rights, New York Daily News reports.

The tourist town of Boothbay Harbor has already seen tourists depart the town earlier than expected due to the controversial sign, but city officials are upholding Sample's right to display the sign in his yard.

"I think the consensus of the board is that although it's legal, it's unpleasant," Town Manager Tom Woodin said.

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