Posted on June 2, 2022

Gun Store Posts Sign Mocking George Floyd’s Death

Nick Mordowanec, Newsweek, June 2, 2022

A gun store sign mocking the two-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd is being both maligned and celebrated.

According to multiple news outlets, the sign was in front of Leesburg Guns in east Alabama and read: “Congratulations to George Floyd on 2 years of sobriety.”


WVTM 13 reported that the sign did not stay up long and was later changed to read, “Ya know what protects the 1st Amendment? The 2nd!”


The gun shop has been bombarded with negative reviews on Yelp, where it has one out of five stars based on 266 reviews. When visiting the store on the website, a message pops up that the business is being monitored by Yelp officials for content due to media reports.


Signs at the same gun store owned by Nichols have circulated online in the past, such as one that read: “Are we still allowed to play pool…since we use a white ball to hit the colored balls?” {snip}

The George Floyd-related sign was posted this morning on an internet forum called, of which just about all users on the message board found it comical and supported the message.

“F**k fentanyl Floyd,” one user posted. “Awesome sign.”