Bumper stickers scraped after scrap in New Haven - CBS 5 - KPHO

Bumper stickers scraped after scrap in New Haven

Posted: Updated:
Bumper stickers were scraped off of cruisers after a few complaints, police said. (WFSB photo) Bumper stickers were scraped off of cruisers after a few complaints, police said. (WFSB photo)
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

Police in New Haven were worried about the wear and tear of bumper stickers.

Police managers said an old bumper sticker from a 2004 gun campaign caused some confusion and offended some people.

The sticker read "I'd rather ‘not' be shooting a gun."

Over the years, however, the red ink faded before the other colors and made it read "I'd rather be shooting a gun."

Police said Friday that those stickers were removed.

Some people told Eyewitness News that the police department needs to be careful, even if the wrong message is because of wear and tear. This especially after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012.

"They should probably make that a daily inspection and be up on that stuff," one New Haven resident said. "Sure it does offend quite a few people."

Others said they weren't bothered.

"Let's not stress the little things," another resident said. "Stress the big things."

Police said they found out about the faded stickers from a state representative in the area.

The department said all of the old bumper stickers were scraped off.

Copyright 2014 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
CBS 5
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation), Phoenix, AZ and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service..